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.
What is Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Defyne, along with its counterpart Restylane Refyne, are the newest additions to the Restylane family of dermal fillers. Brought to us by Galderma, the makers of Dysport, Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid filler that replenishes lost facial volume related to age, weight loss, and other causes.
Restylane Defyne is used to:
- 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
Restylane Defyne in Santa Monica, CA
As one of the highest-rated aesthetic injection practices in the United States, Skin by Lovely was recognized by Galderma, the makers of Restylane Defyne, as a top-rated injectables clinic. In addition to being expert injectors, our Aesthetic Injection Specialists often instruct other medical professionals on proper injection techniques. We also lecture at aesthetics conferences run by nationally and internationally recognized aesthetic medical organizations in the United States and Canada. When you come to Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, you can rest assured that you’re in the very best hands.
Restylane Defyne in Portland, OR
As in Santa Monica, Skin by Lovely in Portland, OR is a top-rated facial aesthetics clinic and recognized by Galderma as a top injectables provider. You can expect the same superior level of expertise from our team in Portland as you would find in Los Angeles. Furthermore, our team of providers is dedicated to giving all of our patients natural-looking results.
Restylane Defyne FAQ
How is the Restylane Defyne Procedure Performed?
Before administering any injectable filler treatment, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will perform a consultation where we will go over your aging concerns, expectations, and medical history. After determining that you are a good candidate for treatment, we will schedule your Restylane Defyne procedure. Topical numbing or ice may be used, but isn’t necessary as the injectable filler contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist 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.
How Long Does a Restylane Defyne Treatment Take?
Once injections begin, your Defyne treatment can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. This does not include your initial consultation.
Do Restylane Defyne Injections Hurt? Will Anesthesia Be Used?
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.
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.
How Long Do the Results of a Restylane Defyne Treatment Last?
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.
Am I a Candidate for Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Defyne is FDA-approved for anyone 21 and over who have mild-to-moderate wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. If you have nasolabial folds and marionette lines that bother you, and you’re in relatively good health, then you are likely a candidate for treatment.
Patients with severe allergies, a history of anaphylaxis, or who are allergic to ingredients in Restylane Defyne should not receive treatment. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also avoid dermal filler treatments. Certain medications may also prohibit the use of Defyne; this is why it’s important to provide your Aesthetic Injection Specialist with a full medical history.
What Side-Effects Can I Expect Following a Restylane Defyne Treatment?
Common side-effects related to Defyne treatments are mild and include swelling, bruising, and light bleeding. These side-effects can be controlled by following our guidance before and after treatment. These guidelines include avoiding blood thinning medications and alcoholic beverages before and after treatment. We also recommend avoiding excess sun exposure and heat after treatment in addition to taking a break from exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Cold packs can be used to help alleviate swelling.
How Much Does Restylane Defyne Cost? Is it Affordable?
As every patient’s needs are different, the costs associated with a Restylane Defyne treatment will vary from person to person. Cost is also dependent upon region and experience of the provider administering treatment. However, treatment cost for injectables are considered affordable based on the longevity of the results (up to 12 months with Defyne). During your consultation, we will be able to give you a quote for your treatment.
What are My Payment Options for Restylane Defyne at Skin by Lovely?
Skin by Lovely in Portland, OR and Santa Monica, CA both accept cash, major credit cards, and Paypal as payment for Restylane Defyne and other aesthetic treatments available in our practices. Contact us for a consultation today and find out if Restylane Defyne is right for you.