I often use dermafillers during a non surgical nose job to help my patients achieve a more flattering facial profile. When performing this treatment, I prefer to use the following products:
JUVÉDERM®: JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid filler with a smooth consistency that provides a very natural look when injected.
RADIESSE®: This highly versatile filler is thicker in consistency, which helps it last longer than other fillers. RADIESSE typically lasts up to 12 months, sometimes longer. This filler may hold it’s shape better than the hyaluronic acid fillers. I sometimes use this for bridge augmentation. Unlike the hyaluronic acid fillers, it cannot be reversed with Wydase if there is swelling or an infection.
Restylane®: Like JUVÉDERM, Restylane is made from hyaluronic acid. I find Restylane to be slightly more cohesive than JUVÉDERM, which allows me to carefully mold the filler after it is placed.
Perlane®: This is another dermafiller from the makers of Restylane. Perlane is a thicker formula that provides long-lasting results. When doing a non-surgical nose job, I often use Perlane to build the dorsum and define the nasal tip.
A Word on ArteFill®
ArteFill is a dermafiller that contains polymethylmethacrylate microspheres and purified bovine collagen. This type of filler is different from hyaluronic acid-based fillers because it is not absorbed by the body. Therefore, your results can last for 1 or 2 years, maybe longer. Although I recommend using Artefill for wrinkles, I do not suggest it for my non-surgical nose job patients because more complications can occur. A temporary filler such as those listed above is your best bet.
Artefill may be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty. More care must be taken in it’s placement because it is not reversible and is very long lasting. I recommend patients have a non-surgical nose job with temporary fillers first and when the patient and physician are 100% comfortable with the results they can discuss and consider Artefill.