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.
Hyaluronic Acid might be a scary name for a substance, but don't be alarmed. There's plenty of it in your body.
And not only is it keeping your skin moist, it's also helping deliver nutrients to that skin to ensure healthy collagen production.
So it's no wonder that we use it as a dermal filler. Many consumers think fillers are just static substances used to volumize the face, but that's not true.
When hyaluronic acid is used as an injectable, it facilitates the processes that keep the skin looking radiant and healthy.
So what does Refyne and it's patented XpresHAN technology add?
While dermal fillers already make the face look more radiant and youthful in a natural looking way, Refyne takes it to the next level. By using cross-linking XpresHAN technology, the filler, made up of hyaluronic acid, is 'held together' like a flexible net.
Thus it provides support to your face, but also stays flexible enough to allow a full and natural range of emotion. Because dermal fillers are oftentimes used by individuals who exacerbate wrinkles due to highly expressive faces, this is especially useful.
Now you can show that thousand watt smile in all its radiance, without the fear of smile lines that usually come with a theatrical face.
Between Refyne and Defyne, Refyne is the more flexible of the two, while Defyne provides more support.
What is Restylane® Refyne?
As skin loses elasticity with age, the lines that run from the sides of your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines) appear more noticeable. Restylane Refyne is a specifically formulated hyaluronic acid dermal filler made with XpresHAn Technology™ that helps correct these lines for a more natural look to your face.3† The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane Refyne is also designed to help support your natural expression—for real-life results that help maintain natural movement when you're smiling, frowning and even puckering up.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.
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Restylane® Refyne is for mid-to-deep injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane® Refyne is a sterile, biodegradable, viscoelastic, non-pyrogenic, clear, colorless, and homogeneous soft hyaluronic acid gel with a moderate 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.