Nose Augmentation: Nose Threads

Nose threading is a popular non-surgical way to augment the nose and is an alternative to nose fillers. At Cove, we perform the well-known Ultra V Hiko nose threadlift. In this procedure, polydioxanone (PDO) threads are inserted along the length of the nose bridge, as well as into the nose tip.

The PDO threads produce a lift in the nose height by:

  1. Causing volumization and mechanical increase in the nose height
  2. Stimulates collagen production in the nose to produce long term increase in the nose bridge height.

Nose threads usually show result immediately and last for 1 to 1.5 years. After which maintenance may be necessary by reinserting new threads.

What happens during and after the procedure?

During the procedure:

  • Numbing cream is applied to the nose area
  • Local anaesthetic (lignocaine) is administered by the doctor
  • Threadlift procedure performed by doctor in which PDO threads are sequentially inserted into the nose via a opening in the nose tip
  • Procedure usually done in 15-30 mins

After the procedure:

  • Temporary swelling of the nose which will resolve over a few days
  • Small risk of bruising which will resolve in 5-7 days
  • Needle mark on nose tip that will close and heal within a week
Benefits of Nose ThreadsImplications of Nose Threads
▪️ Able to give a sharper and more defined nose bridge compared to fillers ▪️ Follows original shape of nose bridge so customization of nose shape is not possible to a large degree
▪️ No risk of vascular compromise ▪️ Patients with very flat nose bridges may benefit more from the volumizing effect of nose fillers
▪️ Long duration of action (1-1.5 years) ▪️ Threads cannot be instantly dissolved unlike fillers and hence is not readily reversible
▪️ Able to modify shape and projection of nose tip ▪️ Higher risk of bruising and downtime compared to nose fillers

AUTHOR: Dr. Ng Hong Yi, Aesthetic Doctor, Cove Aesthetic Clinic