If you have moderate lines and wrinkles that make you look and feel older than you really are, then you might want to consider Restylane Lyft, a simple but effective treatment that can help you to look more youthful. Recently approved by the FDA, Restylane Refyne is a dermal filler that is designed to flex within the skin to support the natural expressions of your face. It “moves with you” so that you can benefit from wrinkle reduction while still maintaining a natural look. Doctors Plastic Surgery is excited to offer Restylane Refyne to men and women in Chicago and New York who are hoping to achieve a smoother complexion and more youthful facial contours. With Restylane Refyne, patients can get long-lasting rejuvenation without surgery or extensive downtime.
How Restylane Refyne Works
Restylane Refyne is made from a substance known as hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is one of the skin’s best defenses against sun damage and the effects of aging. It hydrates the skin while providing it with nutrients and, volume, and support. Aging causes our skin to lose its available hyaluronic acid and dry out over time. When this happens, wrinkles, fine lines, and folds develop.
Approved by the FDA in 2016, Restylane Refyne uses cross-linking within its solution, known as XpresHAn. XpresHAn helps smooth out marionette lines and nasolabial folds without making it difficult or uncomfortable to move the facial muscles. Restylane Refyne makes it easy for patients to maintain a natural and beautiful complexion.
Benefits of Restylane Refyne
The most significant benefit of Restylane Refyne is that it can provide patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and facial folds with non-invasive, natural-looking facial rejuvenation. Unlike surgical procedures, Restylane Refyne can be completed in less than an hour, requires virtually no downtime, and can be reversed. This treatment is truly one of the most flexible anti-aging solutions available.
Restylane Refyne vs. Restylane Defyne
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are two of the newest Restylane products to be approved by the FDA. Restylane Defyne is more robust than Restylane Refyne and is designed to tackle deeper wrinkles and facial folds. It is a good option for patients with more severe aging concerns.
Restylane Refyne is intended to treat mild to moderate lines and wrinkles. It is a great treatment option for patients who would like to get rid of their laugh lines and marionette lines around the chin while preserving the natural flexibility in their face. Our surgeon can assist you in determining which Restylane product makes the most sense for your concerns and facial aging.
Good Candidates for Restylane Refyne
Restylane Refyne is an ideal anti-aging solution for patients with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles that could benefit from subtle, yet noticeable results. Patients should be at least 21 years of age, in good health, and have realistic expectations. We do not recommend Restylane Refyne for anyone who is pregnant, breastfeeding, or on blood thinners. A private consultation can help patients determine whether Restylane Refyne is right for them.
What to Expect During a Restylane Refyne Consultation
Patients who are interested in learning more about Restylane Refyne are encouraged to schedule a private consultation at our New York or Chicago offices. During the consultation, our surgeon will examine the patient’s unique facial features and review their cosmetic concerns. If they believe Restylane Refyne is a good option, they will further explain the treatment and share before and after photos. In the event Restylane Refyne does not make sense for the patient’s goals, our surgeon will recommend an alternative treatment that better aligns with a patient’s particular needs.
Restylane Refyne Treatment
When patients visit Doctors Plastic Surgery for a Restylane Refyne treatment, they can expect their procedure to last less than an hour. Our surgeons will use their experience and expertise to select the ideal injection sites for each patient so they can achieve natural results that complement their beauty.
Prior to treatment, a patient’s skin will be cleansed. Then, our surgeon will administer their first injection and continue with more injections until the treatment areas show the desired results. After the treatment is complete, the surgeon may gently massage the treatment area to make sure that the filler was distributed evenly and offers a natural look.
Restylane Refyne Recovery
Restylane Refyne involves minimal downtime, if any at all. However, after treatment, some patients may notice minor swelling and/or bruising in the treatment area. If these side effects occur, they should fade within a couple of days. We encourage patients to schedule follow-up treatments every six months or so to maintain their results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restylane Refyne
How was Restylane Refyne studied?
To ensure that it is effective and safe to use, Restylane Refyne, which was approved by the FDA in 2016, was tested on a group of patients. These patients included 160 women and 10 men and were from different ethnicities with a number of different skin tones. Each patient was hoping to improve their wrinkles and facial folds and enjoyed a more youthful, well-rested complexion after receiving Restylane Refyne treatments.
Are there any side effects with Restylane Refyne?
Like all injectables, Restylane Refyne does come with some minor risks and side effects. These include redness and inflammation, which typically subside after a few days.
How to reduce the risk of swelling and bruising from Restylane Refyne?
You may be able to reduce your risk of swelling and bruising from Restylane Refyne by staying away from ibuprofen, alcohol, and omega acids. If you do experience these side effects, ice the area periodically with a cold compress.
What issues can Restylane Refyne resolve?
Restylane Refyne may resolve mild to moderate smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and facial wrinkles.
Is Restylane Refyne painful?
Restylane Refyne contains lidocaine, which is a type of local anesthesia. Therefore, the treatment often involves minimal or even no pain or discomfort. A topical anesthesia can be applied if patients are concerned about potential discomfort.
How long does it take to see results?
Most patients notice immediate results after a Restylane Refyne treatment session. Patients who experience swelling, however, may not be able to enjoy their results until the swelling has subsided.
Are results permanent?
Restylane Refyne leads to long-lasting results, but they are not permanent. Research has found that results last between 6 and 12 months on average. It is important to note that some patients may require additional treatments after their first treatment to achieve optimal results.
Is there downtime?
Since Restylane Refyne is not a surgical treatment, there is virtually no downtime. Most patients are able to leave our office after undergoing treatment and return to work and other daily activities. Some patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and tenderness that should subside within a few days. Patients will be instructed to avoid sun and heat exposure for at least 24 hours.
When should I call the surgeon?
We encourage patients to contact our office and speak to a surgeon if side effects such as swelling, bruising, pain, tenderness, redness, or itching for more than 14 days.
Can I undergo Restylane Refyne if I had other treatments performed?
If you have had a chemical peel, laser treatment, microdermabrasion, or any other facial treatment performed, you should wait until your skin returns to normal before receiving Restylane Refyne. This usually takes 4 to 6 weeks.
What is XpresHAn technology?
XpresHAn technology is a manufacturing process that uses various degrees of hyaluronic acid cross-linking to create a smooth dermal filler gel. Restylane Refyne is made with XpresHAn technology and can help patients resolve their problem areas while allowing them to maintain their natural expressions.
How does Restylane Refyne differ from Botox?
Botox limits the movements of specific muscles to stop wrinkles and creases that are the result of facial expressions. Dermal fillers like Restylane Refyne use a hyaluronic acid to “fill in” or pump areas that have lost volume and smoothness.
Why Choose Doctors Plastic Surgery for Restylane Refyne
If you’re looking for the ideal facility to undergo Restylane Refyne in Chicago or New York, look no further than Doctors Plastic Surgery. Our highly trained and experienced surgeons have years of experience injecting dermal fillers like Restylane Refyne. You can count on them to understand your unique concerns and design a treatment plan that will leave you with a more youthful complexion that you can be proud of. We look forward to turning your aesthetic dreams into a reality.
Schedule a Private Restylane Refyne Consultation at Doctors Plastic Surgery
If you would like further information about Restylane Refyne, schedule a private Restylane Refyne consultation today at one of our offices in New York (718.395.5220) or Chicago (312.313.2833). Our surgeons will take the time to understand your goals, provide you with more details on Restylane Refyne, and help you to understand how this revolutionary dermal filler can improve the way you look and feel. Call us or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.