When we think of the aging face, our first thought is of the skin itself; it loses elasticity and begins to sag and droop. Lines, wrinkles, and folds begin to form, and skin tightening treatments or even a facelift surgery become increasingly inevitable. However, a significant portion of facial aging is due, not just to loose, sagging skin, but volume loss. The same age-related issues our skin faces, the underlying facial volume also faces. The breakdown of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid causes deep folds, creases, and even hollow cheeks. This is where dermal fillers, like the new Restylane Defyne, come into play.
How does Restylane® Defyne work?
Restylane Defyne is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that provides smooth results in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Galderma’s XpresHAn technology customizes the hyaluronic acid particles to cross-link with each other, providing a degree of flexibility and smoothness not found in many other fillers.
What can Restylate® Defyne treat?
- Fill in nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Smooth marionette lines, the wrinkles that form between the corners of the mouth and the chin and jawline
- Address mild-to-moderate wrinkles and folds
- Provide facial rejuvenation in the lower face around the mouth
What is a Restylane® Defyne Session like?
Topical numbing or ice may be used, but isn’t necessary as the injectable filler contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Your provider will perform a series of injections using a fine-gauge needle into the treatment area. They will then mold and shape the filler for best results. After treatment, ice can be applied to help with swelling.
What Results Can Be Expected from Restylane® Defyne?
Once injections begin, your Defyne treatment can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
Lidocaine, an injectable local anesthetic, is included in each syringe of Defyne. This helps ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Most patients report only a slight pinching or poking sensation and rate the procedure as very comfortable. If you are concerned about discomfort during treatment, you may opt to receive a topical numbing cream and/or ice.
No two patients are alike, and everyone metabolizes injectables differently. However, during clinical trials, the results of Restylane Defyne lasted up to 12 months in over 65% of patients. Over 70% of patients continued to see results after 6 months.
Which Restylane® filler should I use?
Restylane®: Fills wrinkles and plumps lips
Restylane® Silk: Perfect to plump your pout and smooth wrinkles around your mouth
Restylane® Lyft: Adds lost volume to your cheeks and hands
Restylane® Refyne: Softens fine laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines)
Restylane® Defyne: Keeps your natural look while improving deep laugh lines