Botox for the Nose Cerulean Medical Institute Kelowna BC

Botox in Kelowna is one of the most popular injectables for many reasons. The benefits of Botox range from cosmetic improvements to significant health benefits that simultaneously improve many patients’ quality of life and self-confidence. One area that is not often talked about is Botox for the nose. There are several conditions and cosmetic concerns that Botox can treat on the nose. Botox for the nose results in a less angry, less snarling, and a more youthful appearance.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified neuromodulator injectable used to treat fine lines and wrinkles on many areas of the face and neck. More specifically, Botox can treat dynamic wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements and aging. Botox temporarily relaxes muscle contractions and smooths the appearance of wrinkles on the surface of the skin. Botox is also used to prevent the formation and deepening of these fine lines and wrinkles for patients in their late 20s to mid-30s.

Botox for the Nose Treatment Process

Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that only requires a few injections administered with a fine gauge needle. Most patients do not find this treatment to be uncomfortable, but a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to your injections if you are concerned about the discomfort. Before administering Botox, you will have had a consultation with Dr. Chetty to discuss your cosmetic concerns. He will take these concerns and your needs into consideration as he precisely places injections in the desired treatment areas. The entire process only takes 10 minutes or less.

How is Botox Used for the Nose?

Botox has many cosmetic and health benefits when injected into and around the nose and the surrounding area. Some of these benefits include:

Smooth Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are tiny horizontal lines that develop across the top of the nose or on the sides of the nasal bridge. These are often caused by repeated facial movements like frowning, squinting, and laughing that cause the nose to scrunch up. When injected on the sides of the nose, Botox can soften and prevent the formation of these wrinkles.

Lift a Downturned Nasal Tip

Some patients may be born with a downturned nasal tip or develop one over time as the skin ages and loses elasticity, causing the nose and other facial tissues to be pulled down. To lift the nasal tip and enhance the contour of your nose, Botox is injected just underneath the tip.

Reduce Nasal Flares

Some people are born with wide nostrils that easily flare when angry, laughing simply talking. If you are bothered by nasal flares and large nostril size, a few injections of Botox on either side of the nose willprevent the nostrils from expanding too widely. These Botox injections in Kelowna will relax the muscles that pull on the nostrils and cause unwanted flaring.

Treat Rhinitis

Rhinitis is inflammation of the sinuses which causes persistent stuffiness, sneezing, and a runny nose. Studies have shown positive effects in the use of Botox for rhinitis and patients may benefit from a less frequent or less severe runny nose. A runny nose is caused by overactive submucosal glands and when injected in the nasal mucosa (a tissue that lines the nasal cavity), Botox prevents the excessive secretion of nasal fluids. If your rhinitis has not responded to other treatments, you may want to consider Botox injections as an alternative and innovative medical treatment.

What Else Can Botox Treat?

As previously mentioned, Botox is used to soften fine lines all over the face. This includes crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes, glabellar lines (frown lines) between the brows, horizontal forehead lines, gummy smiles and marionette lines on the chin. When injected around the eyebrows, Botox also offers the benefit of a subtle brow lift. Botox has even become a popular treatment for medical conditions hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraines, and TMJ disorder.

Am I a Candidate for Botox for the Nose ?

Men and women who want to soften and prevent wrinkles or subtly enhance the appearance of their noses can benefit from Botox treatment for the nose. As long as you are in overall good health with no know history of myasthenia gravis, you might be a great candidate for Botox!

It’s also important to have realistic expectations when receiving Botox injections in the nose. Although Botox can subtly alter the appearance of the nose, you may want to consider dermal fillers if you are concerned about a bump on the septum or sides of your nose. Dermal fillers add volume and can lift the surrounding skin to hide the appearance of those unwanted bumps, creating the illusion of a straight bridge. Botox is better suited for smoothening, lifting and wrinkle reduction.

How Long Does Botox for the Nose Last?

There is minimal downtime required after Botox nose treatment, although you may have some injection site bruising, swelling, and redness for the first 24-48 hours. Results will start to develop within 5-7 days and, on average, Botox lasts 3-4 months. To maintain your rejuvenated look, patients often receive treatments every 3-4 months to enhance their results.

Schedule a Consultation for Botox

At Cerulean Medical Institute, Dr. Praven Chetty is dedicated to providing his patients with the best cosmetic treatment using innovative techniques. If you would like to benefit from Botox nose treatments to improve your nasal profile, call our Kelowna office on (778) 760-5050 to schedule a consultation today.



Dr. Praven Chetty is a multi-award winning aesthetic physician specializing in natural looking, long lasting results. Dr. Praven Chetty combines his vast knowledge of anatomy and ageing with evidenced based cutting-edge techniques for truly customized outcomes.