Is Collagen injections for Nose safe?
Are Collagen Injections for the Nose Safe?
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Using Restylane and Juvederm injections on the nose instead of collagen
Collagen is prone to an allergic reaction and thus Restylane and Juvederm injections are used in my practice to fine tune small areas of the nose without surgery.
Restylane injections for the nose are better than collagen injections
I would not reccomend getting collagen injections in your nose. Instead, Restylane injections are a much better option to help you to get the nose shape you are looking for. Restylane injections can be used to fill depressions, smooth out sharp angles, or change the angle of the tip of the nose, restoring symmetry and making your nose appear more attractive and in better harmony with your face.
Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty with Collagen Injections
First, be very careful with any injections into the nose. The nose is very susceptible to color changes, discoloration, swelling, blood flow, pain, numbness, and other potential complications with inappropriate injections into the nose.
There isn't a filler on the market currently that is FDA approved for injection into the nose. Everything is being used off-label. Fillers should never be placed into the tip of the nose. Complications usually occur at the nasal tip. Fillers should only placed in the bridge to help smooth contour irregularities and augmentation. Fillers which have been used for nonsurgical rhinoplasty include Radiesse and hyaluronic acids.
Depending on the anatomy of your nose and your desires, I suggest first speaking with a rhinoplasty surgeon to perform a comprehensive evaluation and who can use computer imaging to simulate rhinoplasty. You'll be able to visualize in real time what possibilities are available with rhinoplasty.
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Fillers can be used for the nose
Fillers of various types can be used for the nose. Most patients who request fillers for the nose do so because of contour deformities resulting form the underlying bone structure, or from soft tissue dimples or defects of the tip or end. One example is an indentation of the nasal bridge. This can be corrected or "filled" using Radiesse with excellent results. For soft tissue defects of other areas, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm are good choices. Consult a trained and experienced physician to find out what is best for you.
Collagen fillers for the nose
Depending on what you need, fillers may help soften concavities and blend a straighter profile. Collagen is rarely used these days and the hyaluronic fillers such as REstylane and Juvederm are helpful. Radiesse is used in the nose at times, also. Speak to your physician about the risks of the procedures.