Nose dermal filler is also known as a non-surgical rhinoplasty. It is a more complicated treatment and should only be performed by someone experienced. At Cityskin in Melbourne our nose fillers are performed by a surgeon – Dr Erik Koppert.
About nose dermal fillers
An alternative to surgery to the nose is to use dermal filler – known as a ‘non surgical rhinoplasty’ or ‘non-surgical nose job’. Dermal filler in the nose can make the nose smoother and more elegant. Placing dermal filler in the bridge of the nose it can reduce the appearance of bumps and can project the nose forwards.
At Cityskin in Melbourne we commonly perform nose dermal filler at the same time as chin dermal filler to project both the nose and the chin. The minimum amount of dermal filler that we use for a treatment is 1.0ml and this can be distributed in both nose and chin areas.
Nose dermal filler is only available at Cityskin Melbourne and NOT in Sydney.
How is nose dermal filler performed?
We use small amounts of dermal filler, injected with a small needle, to lift the bridge of the nose. Ice is sometimes used to numb the skin prior to injection, and the skin is cleaned with anti-septic prior in the area being injected.
The video below shows Dr Erik Koppert from Cityskin Hawthorn performing a non surgical rhinoplasty on a patient. This patient used under 1ml of dermal filler to reduce the bump on the bridge of her nose.
Can nose fillers make the nose smaller?
When dermal filler is placed outside an area known as the ‘ala’ it can narrow the width of the nose. We are sometimes asked about this treatment when patients have had a surgical nose job (rhinoplasty) and are unhappy with the shape of the nostrils. If you notice that your nostrils flare when smiling or breathing we can place anti-wrinkle injections onto the ala of the nose to reduce the flaring effect of the muscle.
We cannot narrow the bridge or dorsum of the nose using dermal fillers but we can try to achieve a more symmetrical shape to the bridge.
When will I see nose filler results?
You can see the results of nose filler immediately, with further improvement over the next few days as the filler drags in water and lifts more.
How long does nose filler last?
Nose dermal fillers lasts between 12 and 24 months depending on the amount of filler used. When we treat patients noses we tend to use a firmer filler which is longer lasting. The nose isn’t a mobile area on the face (compared to the lower face or lips) and so the filler lasts longer.
Nose filler costs in Melbourne
Nose dermal filler costs $990 at Cityskin in Melbourne. Nose filler is a treatment only performed by experienced practitioners and Dr Koppert at Cityskin Hawthorn performs all of the nose filler treaments at Cityskin.
Nose dermal filler before / after photos
The photos below shows Cityskin patients who have had nose dermal filler. The results are immediate and the treatment has reduced the appearance of a bump in the nose. Dr Koppert from Cityskin Hawthorn performed both procedures.
Nose dermal filler FAQs
Can dermal filler lift the tip of the nose?
Dermal filler to lift a drooping nose tip
Dermal filler can be placed in the nose and at the base of the nose to prevent the nose from drooping. This is a riskier procedure than anti-wrinkle injections because the blood supply to the nose tip is limited and there is a risk of needing to dissolve the filler after it has been injected. Mr Koppert explains how treating the nose with dermal filler can lift the tip.
Anti-wrinkle injections for a drooping nose tip
The photo below shows the muscles of the lower face. Between the base of the nose and the upper lip is a muscle called ‘depressor septi’. This muscle helps to pull the nose tip downwards and in some people can occur when smiling. We can treat this muscle with a small amount of anti-wrinkle units to prevent the nose tip from drooping when smiling and at rest. It is a subtle effect. The effects will last approximately 2 months.
What are the risks of nose dermal filler?
As with other dermal filler procedures the risks of nose dermal filler include:
- Needing to dissolve the filler on the day or in subsequent days
- Discomfort on the day
There is a very rare but serious complication of eyesight being affected by nose dermal filler. As far as we are aware there is only one case in Australia in all the years that filler has been available so the likelihood is less than 1:10,000.
How can I reduce the bump on my nose with fillers?
Dermal filler can be placed above or below the bump on the nose to reduce the apperance of the bump. In the video below, Mr Koppert from Cityskin Hawthorn discusses how this can be done with small amounts of dermal filler.
Does nose dermal filler hurt?
Nose filler isn’t particularly painful. It feels like a small sting when you have the injection but the dermal filler contains anaesthetic which reduces discomfort. The day after the procedure you may feel a mild ache but this will settle, often with panadol or nurofen.
Can nose filler be permanent?
We don’t recommend using permanent dermal fillers in the nose. Nose filler is one of the most complicated areas on the face to treat and we always need to have the ability to dissolve filler on the day if needed.
If you are looking for a more permanent result we recommend nose surgery as an alternative.
Can nose fillers be removed?
At Cityskin we use non permanent dermal fillers in the nose. These are dissolvable using an enzyme injected into the filler to break it down. We offer a dermal filler dissolving service for patients who have had treatment at other clinics.