Which is Safer for a Dent in the Tip of the Nose: Restylane or Radiesse?

Which is safer/better for dent in the tip of the nose (for non-surgical rhinoplasty), restylane or radiesse?

Doctor Answers 3

Not a Place for Radiesse

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Radiesse is intended for placement in skin structures deeper than the thin tissue of the nasal tip. Thus it would be very risky. Radiesse in this area bears the potential of tissue necrosis. Additionally,  there is no antidote available as there is for the hyaluronic acid fillers (hyaluronidase). If  you get a poor cosmetic result with Radiesse it will take a lot of work to correct it.

   Restylane or Juvederm Ultra can be placed in the nasal tip, but make sure your physician has experience injecting in this location.

Virginia Beach Dermatologist

Restylane or Juvederm much safer in nose than Radiesse.

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Radiesse should only be injected deep near the bone to make cheek bones or chin stronger.

The tip of the nose is tricky, and Restylane or Juvederm are much more forgiving.  Very small amounts!

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Be careful

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The tip of the nose is the most dangerous place to inject filler. If a blood vessel is compressed, the tip loses circulation and can result in necrosis (tissue death). This can be deforming. In my opinion, a tiny amount of Restylane is safer than Radiesse simply becaue it theoretically can be dissolved if there is a complication.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
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