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Botox Treatment for Nasal Flaring

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Treatment Summary

  • Anaesthetic Icon

    Anaesthetic

    Topical

  • Treatment Results

    Results | Duration

    2-3 Weeks | 4-6Months

  • Treatment Procedure Time

    Procedure Time

    20 Minutes

  • Treatment Risk and Complications

    Risk & Complications

    Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Swelling, Eyebrow/eyelid dropping asymmetry

  • Full recovery from treatment

    Full Recovery

    No Downtime

  • Back to Work from Treatment

    Back To Work

    Immediate

Some individuals naturally flare their nostrils whilst others may have a wide nose or well-developed muscles and movement of the nostrils is easy. It can cause embarrassment for the person concerned and distract others when talking, smiling or laughing.

Treatment with Botox to relax the dilator muscles of the nasalis can reduce the width of the nostrils and the aperture, giving rise to a more narrow appearance. Results last 3-4 months. It is only effective in patients that can actively flare their nostrils. Side effects of this treatment include discomfort, swelling, redness and possible bruising. However, there have been no reports of difficulty breathing.


Indication: Flaring of the nostrils, most noted on speaking or smiling.

Muscle Targeted: The dilator nasalis muscle which attaches to the alar cartilage.

Muscle Action: Contraction of dilator nasalis results in dilation of the nasal apertures (openings) and flaring of the nostrils.

Botox Nasal Flaring Treatment: Botulinum toxin can be injected superficially into the dilator nasalis to reduce involuntary contraction of the muscle and narrowing the nasal apertures.

Possible Side Effects:

  • Lip asymmetry
  • Lengthening of upper lip
  • Oral difficulty â?? speaking, eating, drinking

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