Aging leads to many changes in the skin, including a loss of elasticity, volume, and firmness. Over time, these changes cause facial skin to sag and droop. They also lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, which can negatively affect a person’s self-confidence. The good news is that these issues can be safely and efficiently resolved with Restylane Defyne, a dermal filler that helps both men and women to achieve younger-looking skin without cosmetic surgery. Dermal fillers offer quick results with virtually no downtime and can effectively smooth your wrinkles for up to a year or more. Doctors Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Restylane Defyne to Chicago and New York patients who are in search of a non-surgical anti-aging treatment that provides natural-looking results. With Restylane Defyne, our patients enjoy a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
How Restylane Defyne Works
Injectable fillers have been a revolutionary innovation in cosmetic care. Dermal fillers provide non-surgical anti-aging that immediately refreshes the face and boosts volume. After a single treatment and with no downtime, fillers can give your face a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
The Restylane Defyne filler is a smooth, hyaluronic acid-based gel that is ideal for filling in and improving deeper wrinkles and folds. It was approved by the FDA in December 2016 and is manufactured with XpressHAn Technology to ensure better flexibility within the skin. Restylane Defyne will feel completely natural as patients smile, frown, or otherwise express themselves.
In addition to smoothing out deeper wrinkles and folds, Restylane Defyne can fill in nasolabial folds, which are the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. The formula can also provide facial rejuvenation in the lower face around the mouth and smooth marionette lines, which are the wrinkles that form between the corners of the mouth, chin, and jawline.
Benefits of Restylane Defyne
Restylane Defyne offers a variety of benefits. It can correct deep wrinkles and folds and create a supple and well-rested look for patients from all walks of life. It is also a quick treatment that can be completed in less than an hour and comes with minimal downtime. Additionally, Restylane Defyne results are immediate and can be seen after just one injection session.
Good Candidates for Restylane Defyne
The ideal candidates for Restylane Defyne are healthy adults who are bothered by their deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and/or marionette lines and are concerned about not being able to move their face naturally after undergoing filler treatment. Restylane Defyne allows for natural movement while smoothing out deep wrinkles.
Our surgeons suggest this treatment for patients over the age of 21 who are not pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to lidocaine, or are on blood thinners. Patients should have realistic expectations and understand the limitations of the treatment.
What to Expect During a Restylane Defyne Consultation
Men and women who would like to know if they are a good candidate for Restylane Defyne are encouraged to schedule a private consultation with one of our surgeons. During the consultation, our surgeon will closely examine the patient’s aging skin and ask the patient what type of results they are hoping for.
After understanding their goals, our surgeon will explain how the Restylane Defyne treatment works or recommend another non-surgical or surgical treatment that can help the patient better achieve their desired results. Patients are welcome to ask any questions they may have and view before and after pictures to gain an understanding of the types of results they can expect should they proceed with Restylane Defyne.
Restylane Defyne Treatment
Restylane Defyne is a quick and comfortable treatment that is performed by one of our surgeons in less than an hour. After determining the ideal injection sites, a surgeon will inject the filler and naturally create volume under the skin to smooth out deep wrinkles. Since the Restylane Defyne formula contains lidocaine, there is minimal discomfort. After one treatment, patients can expect a smoother appearance that will last an average of six to twelve months. Patients can receive touchup procedures once the results begin to fade.
Recovering From Restylane Defyne
One of the greatest benefits of Restylane Defyne is the fact that it requires virtually no downtime. Many patients receive this filler during their lunch break and return to work and go about their day as they normally would. Patients may experience slight swelling and bruising, which will fade quickly, usually within a few days. The results of this filler are immediately apparent so patients don’t have to wait weeks or months to enjoy their new look.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane Defyne
What is the history of Restylane Defyne?
Although Restylane Defyne is fairly new to the United States and was approved by the FDA in 2016, it has been available in Europe since 2010. In Europe, it was used under the trade name Emervel.
Are there any side effects of Restylane Defyne?
Just like all non-surgical and surgical treatments, Restylane Defyne is associated with some side effects. These side effects are mild but may include swelling, bruising, and light bleeding.
Does Restylane Defyne create a natural look?
One of the most common fears patients have is looking fake after undergoing a filler treatment. Fortunately, our surgeons are strategic in how they inject Restylane Defyne to help ensure a natural look.
Are Restylane Defyne injections painful?
Most patients experience minimal pain when our surgeons inject Restylane Defyne. This is mainly because it is manufactured with a numbing substance called lidocaine. If you are concerned about any discomfort, we may provide you with ice or a topical numbing treatment.
Does Restylane Defyne lead to scars?
If administered properly by a qualified surgeon, Restylane Defyne should not leave any scars. It is injected with a fine needle, and no incisions are made.
How long do the results of Restylane Defyne last?
Since every patient metabolizes injectables differently, there is not one clear-cut answer to this question. However, most of our patients enjoy results that last between six and twelve months.
How does Restylane Defyne differ from other Restylane products?
In addition to Restylane Defyne, we also offer Restylane Lyft and Restyle Refyne. Restylane Defyne stands out because it is manufactured and trademarked with XpresHAn Technology, which uses a type of cross-linking within the gel to smooth out deep lines and wrinkles without reducing your ability to express yourself naturally. Restylane Defyne is also intended to specifically target nasolabial folds and marionette wrinkles. In a private consultation, we can help you decide which Restylane product is right for your needs.
Can Restylane Defyne be combined with other fillers?
Restylane Defyne may be combined with a variety of other fillers or treatments to create comprehensive rejuvenation. Our surgeon can recommend other fillers that can enhance your results.
How is Restylane Defyne different than Botox?
Restylane Defyne is designed to plump up lines and restore volume in the lower areas of the face. Botox, however, works by relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles in the upper face. Our surgeon can help you determine whether a dermal filler like Restylane Defyne or Botox can best help you meet your aesthetic goals. In some cases, a combination of the two treatments is most appropriate.
Can Restylane Defyne be used if I have had a chemical peel or laser treatment?
If you have recently had a cosmetic treatment such as a chemical peel or laser treatment, we recommend you wait until the area is completely healed and the skin returns to its normal condition before undergoing Restylane Defyne. This typically takes 4 to 6 weeks.
Does Restylane Defyne offer permanent results?
Unlike surgical procedures, Restylane Defyne does not offer permanent results. Since your face changes as you age, Restylane Defyne is a great way for you to enhance your appearance without worrying about a permanent look you may regret in the future. While Restylane Defyne is not permanent, it can provide you with long lasting results that should remain for six to twelve months.
Is a skin test required prior to Restylane Defyne treatment?
A skin test is not required prior to treatment because Restylane Defyne is all-natural and does not contain any ingredients that are derived from animals.
Why Opt for Restylane Defyne at Doctors Plastic Surgery?
Restylane Defyne is a fairly new filler that is not available at many cosmetic surgery facilities in New York and Chicago. Doctors Plastic Surgery was one of the first facilities to offer this revolutionary dermal filler and is dedicated to helping you achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance. When you visit us for Restylane Defyne, you can expect a customized treatment plan from a friendly, experienced, and highly-trained surgeon who knows what it takes to create natural-looking results.
Schedule a Private Restylane Defyne Consultation Today
To learn more about Restylane Defyne and to determine whether or not this dermal filler can address your particular concerns, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us at our New York (718.395.5220) or Chicago (312.313.2833) offices. Call us or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your aesthetic goals.