When it comes to this Face relevant issue — the nose, the central feature of your face, it is not the time to go bargain basement hunting.
The traditional path to change the shape of your nose – rhinoplasty, involves all the dangers of surgery, a recovery time measured in weeks, and considerable cost.
Thus there has two non-surgical procedures arisen — temporary and permanent dermal fillers.
Both are injected under the skin of your nose. One fades within a year, more or less, and another one is touted as permanent.
Both avoid the heavy expensive of surgery and the relatively long and uncomfortable recuperative process.
The permanent and the temporary dermal fillers are composed of different compounds and the pros and cons of each:
- The temporary dermal fillers are usually made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in animals and human. Being a natural substance, it breaks down over time and is absorbed by the body (usually 9-12 months), thus requiring a repeat of the procedure. There are FDA-approved dermal filler made of non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA), such as Restylane and Juvederm.
- The permanent dermal fillers are a wee bit more worrisome. In present, there are 2 materials available as permanent dermal fillers: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and Polyacrylamide Gel (PAAG). PAAG is not approved by the FDA. The only brand of PMMA that’s FDA approved is Artefill. Artefill’s predecessor, Artecoll, has been available outside of the United States since 1994. However, only Artefill has been FDA approved. As anything done permanently, one cannot simply wait for it to biodegrade as it won’t. As the person ages, the alteration achieved by the substance may look a bit odd.
Be that as it may, it is still necessary to choose a qualified and experienced medical doctor to perform the procedure since it is so delicate, up in your face, inches from your eyes and your brain, with a needle filled with foreign matter — We need somebody with the Hands to do the job.
The best path to follow in a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure is to consult with qualified and experienced medical doctors and consider their opinions carefully. A busted beak will be such a false economy beast to fix.