What are my options to get rid of prominent vertical lines on my nose?
Vertical lines on the nose can be caused by two muscles: the procerus and the nasalis muscles. The procerus muscle between the brows can create a vertical line when we frown over time. Anti-wrinkle injections are used to treat these lines.
The nasalis muscle is another muscle that causes lines when smiling. In some cases, if the upper face has not been treated with anti-wrinkle injections, this muscle is naturally used during smiling and is known as “bunny lines.” These lines can also be treated with anti-wrinkle injections. Typically, 2-4 units are injected per side of the nose, usually with one injection per side. The effects of the injections start within 1-5 days and last up to 3 months.
If the lines on the nose are static lines, meaning they are present even when the muscle is not contracted, they may remain after the injections but will be softened to prevent further deepening. However, it is important to note that dermal fillers should not be injected in this area. Alternative skin resurfacing treatments such as fractional laser, radio frequency, peels, and Dermapen can be used to address static lines.
If you have any further questions or would like to explore treatment options for nose lines, our team is available to provide guidance and discuss suitable approaches tailored to your needs.