If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds around your nose and mouth, it’s time to see an Aesthetic Injection Specialist for a dermal filler treatment. But which dermal filler is right for you? There are many choices available, and Restylane® Refyne is a great option for treating those pesky nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Restylane Refyne comes from Galderma, the makers of the popular Botox alternative, Dysport. This new filler features their proprietary XpresHAn technology, an enhanced hyaluronic acid that provides smooth, flexible, natural-looking results with increased flexibility. It is thicker than its counterpart Restylane Defyne, which is formulated to fill in mild-to-moderate nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
After a consultation and examination with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists, your provider will administer treatment to the affected areas using a fine-gauge needle. The injectable contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to ensure comfort during the procedure. Your provider will mold and shape the filler and give you aftercare instructions to ensure best results.
Treatment time with Restylane Refyne depends upon the amount of filler and number of injections required to provide you with the desired results. If you require topical numbing in addition to the lidocaine contained in the filler treatment, this will add onto your treatment time. Most dermal filler treatments take approximately 30-45 minutes to perform, not including the consultation.
Each syringe of Restylane Refyne contains lidocaine, an injectable local anesthetic. In addition to the lidocaine, some patients also opt for a topical numbing cream and/or ice to increase comfort during treatment.
Patients who receive injectable filler treatments describe the procedure as comfortable, feeling only a small pinch or poke with the injections.
Galderma’s XpresHAn technology in Restylane Refyne is being called the “next generation” of hyaluronic acid fillers. Using a cross-linking of HA particles, Restylane Refyne’s gel-like solution gives patients a stronger foundational support without sacrificing flexibility or a natural appearance. When injected into wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, the gel immediately fills the area for instant plumping and smoothing. This allows patients to see their results right away while the hyaluronic acid gets to work drawing in moisture and stimulating collagen and elastin production for long-term results.
Every patient metabolizes injectables differently. However, in clinical studies, over 90% of patients were still satisfied with their results at 3 months and nearly 80% still saw great results at 6 months. Results were seen to last up to 12 months for 62.3% of patients.
If you are over the age of 21, have moderate-to-severe marionette lines and/or nasolabial folds, and are in relatively good health, you are likely a good candidate for Restylane Refyne. Some exceptions include patients who are allergic to lidocaine or other ingredients in the filler, patients who have had an allergic reaction to other injectable filler treatments, or patients who have severe anaphylaxis. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also not receive Refyne or any other injectable anti-aging treatment.
Like with most dermal fillers, mild, short-term side-effects do occur with Restylane Refyne. During clinical trials, patients reported mild itchiness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Bumps and lumps can also develop, but this risk is reduced when you choose a reputable provider.
Serious complications with Restylane Refyne are rare and can be avoided by receiving treatment in a reputable aesthetics practice with experienced Aesthetic Injection Specialists. Patients who have received filler treatments from inexperienced providers are more likely to see serious risks such as infection, blood vessel damage, or asymmetrical results.
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Why choose Skin by Lovely for your Restylane Refyne treatment? Skin by Lovely is a top rated aesthetics practice as recognized by Galderma and Allergan, the makers of Botox. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are experienced in both administering injectables and training other providers in proper injection techniques.
Like our counterparts in Los Angeles, the Aesthetic Injection Specialists in our Portland, OR practice have been recognized as leaders in aesthetic medicine who are dedicated to providing the natural-looking results that patients in the Pacific-Northwest expect.
“I decided on Skin by lovely due to their incredible reviews. Believe the hype. Everyone in that office is so nice and they make you feel very at ease. At first I was intimidated, I’m quite the introvert but everything went by very smoothly. Amanda is wonderful! I’ve had two sessions for my tear troughs. I’ve always had deep under eye circles due to genetics and I never thought I’d see such amazing improvement. I’m very happy with my results.”
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