What is Restylane®?
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the skin to provide fullness and improved elasticity, can be lost as you age. Restylane is a facial filler using a hyaluronic formula to restore volume and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Unlike other injectables used for the same purpose such as Botox, Restylane does not affect the facial muscles. Instead, gel is placed in the folds and creases of the skin to add volume and create a smooth appearance.
Explore the Restylane® Options
Restylane® Defyne is a minimally invasive injectable filler created to treat moderate to severe smile lines. Defyne is comprised of hyaluronic acid and is of a thicker consistency than its sister product, Refyne. Defyne is used to correct more severe lines and nasolabial folds using a string cross-liking technology.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR RESTYLANE® DEFYNE?
Restylane® Defyne is approved for use in moderate to severe nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The lines that can be improved with this formula run from nose to the sides of the mouth. Defyne can also improve the appearance of lines that move from the mouth to the chin. In order to know which filler is right for you, it is ideal that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your injector prior to the treatment. Overall, if you’re in good health and you understand the improvements possible with injectable fillers, Defyne might be right for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE PROCEDURE?
Restylane® Defyne is an outpatient skin rejuvenation procedure performed in-office by our dermatologists. Before the injections, your injector may apply a topical numbing cream or inject numbing solution to make the procedure more comfortable for you. The consultation and treatment should not take more than an hour.
IS THERE DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH DEFYNE TREATMENTS?
After your injections, you may experience some redness and swelling, but these symptoms should subside in less than one week. Ice can be applied to the treated areas to help minimize any swelling. One treatment should be sufficient to help you reach your aesthetic goals, but you may undergo touch-up injections at your follow-up appointment.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
After treatment, patients can expect to see their severe wrinkles, folds, and facial lines to become more shallow and smooth. Defyne will soften these contours by adding volume to give the skin a more even and youthful look. Even after the improvement of harsh wrinkles and folds, Defyne’s moldable but durable formula will allow you to smile and make expression just like you had done before.