7 What are the brands and types of Nose Threads?
Nose thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive nose enhancement treatment that started in Korea and gained traction in Singapore as a safe alternative to other nose augmentation treatments such as [nose fillers] and nose implant rhinoplasty surgery.
Nose thread lift involves using biodegradable surgical threads that are specifically enhanced to naturally improve the height and profile of the nose bridge as well as to sharpen the nose tip.
The threads used in nose thread lifts are similar to those used in surgery, and are safely synthesised using bioabsorbable materials such as polydioxanone (PDO), which is commonly used in Singapore. The threads are slowly and safely absorbed by the body over a 6 to 9- month period, with results lasting even longer.
Once inserted into your nose, the PDO nose threads help lift, sculpt and contour your nose in 2 ways:
Over the course of 6 to9 months, the nose threads safely and gradually dissolve and are absorbed by the body. This process stimulates collagen production and tissue fibroblasts in your nose, which continue to elevate your nose bridge and nose tip for results that can last up to 1 year, sometimes 2 years.
There are many brands of nose thread lifts in Singapore, the most common of which include HIKO nose thread and ArtLift nose thread from Korea.
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we prefer using ArtLift as it is approved by the Health Sciences Authority of Singapore (HSA), and it is registered on the Singapore Medical Device Register (SMDR).
Always be sure that the brand of nose threads you are getting is HSA-approved and registered on the SMDR.
Using the right type of thread for your nose thread lift ensures safe, lasting results. Polydioxanone (PDO) threads are most commonly used for nose thread lift in Singapore as PDO has been around the longest, with a proven track record.
Other relatively newer thread materials include polylactic acid (PLA), and polycaprolactone (PCA), which may be incorporated in nose threads in the future.
There are three main types of PDO threads, but not all are suitable for nose thread lift:
ArtLift nose threads are PDO threads with cogs all-around on its surface for maximum support and tissue stimulation. This is another reason why we at SL Aesthetic Clinic prefer using ArtLift nose threads in Singapore.
As an estimate, we use about 6 to 10 PDO cog threads to lift the nose bridge, and about 4 to 8 PDO cog threads for the nose tip. The rule of thumb is, the more lifting is required in the nose, the more threads are needed.
Plus, the exact number of threads for nose thread lift ultimately depends on the individual and the type of threads used.
For example, a seemingly high number of threads may in reality contain more monofilament threads (thinner and less effective for nose thread lifting), and a lower number of cog threads (more effective for nose thread lifting).
It is important that patients understand this difference and find out what type and number for each type of threads used in a nose thread lift.
Results of nose thread lift can last an average of 1 year, and sometimes up to 2 years. Our HIKO Nose Thread Lift alternative can be repeated once every 1 to 2 years, or as soon as the threads have completely been absorbed by your body.
The longevity of the results are affected by many factors such as diet, exercise, lifestyle habits (e.g., consumption of alcohol or cigarette smoking), and genetics.
The price of nose thread lift in Singapore starts from $600 for a Nose Bridge Thread Lift, and from $400 for a Nose Tip Thread Lift. Prices will vary depending on the number of threads required as well as the nature of complexity presented by individual patients.
Yes. The procedure is safe when performed by a doctor familiar with nose thread lift.
Polydioxanone (PDO) absorbable threads have been used in surgery for many years with a good safety record. Nose thread lift has been practiced since 2003.
Most nose thread lift complications, if any, arise due to improper patient selection (such as performing nose thread lift for patients who have had rhinoplasty implants), or poor technique in placing the threads in the nose.
Our doctors are trained in nose thread lift and have been perfecting our craft since its introduction to Singapore from Korea.
Nose thread lift is not painful and is well tolerated by most patients. This is because of the local anaesthesia introduced before treatment. For your extra comfort, painkiller medication can be prescribed by the doctor if required.
After your nose thread lift treatment, your nose may be tender and sore to the touch, but this will dissipate in the next few days or so.
Downtime is minimal and you are free to return to most daily activities with some exceptions.
Side effects are temporary and are usually associated with anaesthetic injection such as swelling, which will subside a few hours post-treatment. Bruising and post-procedure swelling, if any, will resolve in a few days.
Learn more about nose thread lift after-treatment care below.
Complications, while rare, have been reported in medical literature or are theoretical in nature such as:
Nose Thread Lift is suitable for any healthy adult looking to heighten and add definition to their nose bridge or sharpen their nose tip.
Nose Thread Lift is suitable for you even if you have had nose fillers done previously.
Nose Thread Lift my be unsuitable for the following circumstances:
[20 Dec 2019] Written by Dr. Charlene Goh
Having obtained her medical degree in Scotland, Dr Charlene Goh returned home to Singapore, where she practised in several major hospitals and in various departments. But her education did not stop there.
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