The core idea behind Restylane® Defyne is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by increasing support under the skin. One of the reasons why nasolabial folds develop is the deterioration in collagen and elastin support network, which causes the skin to become inelastic. Using a filler like Restylane® Defyne can create a subtle increase in volume at the treatment site, which helps to smooth out the folds. Further, the hyaluronic acid in this filler will draw moisture to the area, thus increasing support and providing greater hydration to skin cells and fibroblasts.
What Restylane® Defyne Treats?
Restylane® Defyne was primarily developed for the treatment of nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth). It’s typically a good choice for this area because the filler is formulated with XpressHAn technology, which allows for greater support while generally being more flexible than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers. However, Restylane® Defyne is not necessarily limited just for use around nasolabial folds, and may be administered to treat other issues, like marionette lines.
How long does Restylane® Defyne Last?
One of the benefits of Restylane® Defyne is the longevity of the results. For example, many patients have reported positive effects that lasted if 12 months after just one treatment. However, touch up treatments can be performed to extend positive results.
Additionally, this injectable can be combined with other procedures, like Intense Pulsed Light therapy, chemical peels, or retinol creams to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What to expect during Restylane® Defyne Treatment?
When visiting our office for Restylane® Defyne treatments, keep in mind that your doctor can be a great resource for choosing the best injectable treatment in your situation. There are many dermal fillers currently available, and each produces somewhat different results. Based on your aesthetic goals, your doctor will help you select the best treatment plan for your unique situation. When it comes time to administering Restylane® Defyne, many patients are surprised by how comfortable the treatment is. Our providers use very small needles and are experts in performing injections in a way that is quick and virtually painless.
Does Restylane® Defyne have Side Effects?
Common side effects from Restylane® Defyne are typically associated with the injection process rather than the filler itself. During the injection, a small needle will penetrate the skin, which will elicit the body’s inflammatory response. Therefore, it’s common to experience mild redness and inflammation for 24-48 hours after treatment. However, any such side effects are easily addressed with makeup and typically will not impact your social calendar.