What is a bump on the nose?
Many people would prefer their nose to be straight, a characteristic that is not possessed by someone whose nose has a visible bump, also known as a ‘dorsal hump’. An irregularly shaped nose can cause a person to feel self-conscious with their appearance. The nose is the face’s most central feature, and those who are affected by this concern often feel that this is what others notice most when talking or meeting with them face-to-face.
What causes a bump on the nose?
The sloping part of the nose is made up of bone and cartilage. It is when this structure becomes damaged that a bump on the nose can develop. Injury or trauma are the most likely reasons for t his to occur, with the body’s own healing process causing the bump. Deposits of calcium will collect at the site of injury to repair the damage which doesn’t often sit flush with the existing structure. In some cases a person has inherited this trait, which can become more prominent as a person gets older.
How can this be treated?
At Dr. Grace Kelly Aesthetic Skin Clinic we can address a bump on the nose using a non-surgical approach. A ‘non-surgical rhinoplasty’ is a treatment that uses the application of dermal fillers to help disguise the look of a bump; injecting a dense, hyaluronic acid gel at carefully placed points.