If you know anything about cosmetic treatments, you know that dermal fillers are one of the most effective, flexible and affordable treatments you can get.
The new Restylane products of Refyne and Defyne are innovative iterations upon this product, with slight differences in their respective formulations to provide different results.
At the age of 25, our face stops producing the collagen that keeps us looking perpetually young. Even worse, at age 30, we start losing enough volume in collagen that the fissures that have been forming the last years start becoming noticeable wrinkles.
That's where dermal fillers come in.
By simply replacing the volume in the face with substances the body already produces--such as hyaluronic acid--we can bring back the volume in the face that we once had.
In fact, we can even add volume to places that previously were lacking in volume, sometimes due to genetic predispositions.
The fact that hyaluronic acid is a substance that our body loves, because it keeps our skin moist and helps deliver nutrition, makes it an even better deal for our bodies.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne are even better improvements upon this.
Restylane Defyne uses XpresHAN technology to both provide flexibility and support to our faces. Essentially, the hyaluronic acid that is normally used in filler is held together with a cross-linking technology like a semi-taut net.
The end result is that our faces are able to express their full range of emotion, but still having support from the volumizing filler.
Thus, deeper wrinkles are avoided, but there's no loss of expression. Between Restylane Defyne and Refyne, Defyne offers greater support and is of more use to ameliorate deeper wrinkles.
How is Restylane® Defyne different?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and the lines that run from the sides of the nose toward the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) become more pronounced. Restylane Defyne is crafted with XpresHAn Technology™ to correct these deepened lines.3† The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Defyne is also designed to help support your facial expressions—for natural-looking results that help maintain your natural movement.1,2
Are there any reasons why I should not use products within the Restylane® family? (Contraindications)
To ensure a safe procedure, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. You should not use products within the Restylane family if:
What are the possible side effects?
The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site.
One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin.
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
|Treatment Type||Filler, Injectables|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Facial Volume Loss, Fine Lines, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin|
|Size||1 cc syringe|
Restylane Defyne is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of
moderate to severe, deep facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in patients
over the age of 21.
Restylane® Defyne is a sterile, biodegradable, viscoelastic, non-pyrogenic, clear, colorless, and homogeneous soft hyaluronic acid gel with a high lifting capacity. The product has a sodium hyaluronate concentration of 20 mg/mL in phosphate buffered saline at pH 7 and contains 3 mg/mL lidocaine hydrochloride.