Restylane® products, including Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne, harness the power of hyaluronic acid to smooth and soften facial wrinkles, lines, and creases. The results are subtle and natural-looking.
If you are considering Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, or any other dermal filler or wrinkle relaxer, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today online or at (636) 896-0600 to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
What Is Restylane Refyne?
Restylane Refyne is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler used for the treatment of smile lines and laugh lines. Dynamic wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, often result from a lifetime of laughing, smiling, and talking, but genetics can cause them to look even deeper.
Utilizing a special hyaluronic gel, Restylane Refyne is injected into nasolabial folds to plump up laugh lines. This helps to minimize the appearance of these unwanted creases and restore your skin’s youthful vitality. The treatment provides natural-looking volume without creating stiffness to the mouth.
The results of Restylane Refyne treatment typically manifest within two weeks after the procedure. Results can last up to 12 months.
What Areas Can Restylane Refyne Treat?
Restylane Refyne is used to treat:
- Nasolabial folds: The lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines: The creases that extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin
What Is Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Defyne is also a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. It is used to diminish the appearance of facial lines by delivering support beneath the skin.
The natural deterioration of the skin’s collagen and elastin support network causes nasolabial folds to develop. Restylane Defyne subtly increases volume in the treatment area to help smooth out these folds. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Defyne’s formulation also draws moisture to the treated area, providing greater hydration and added support to skin cells.
After just one treatment, many patients have reported positive results for up to 12 months. Touch-up treatments are performed to maintain results.
What Areas Can Restylane Defyne Treat?
Restylane Defyne is primarily used to treat the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, known as nasolabial folds. Restylane Defyne is often ideal for this area due to its advanced XpressHAn formulation, providing increased support while being more generally flexible than conventional hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Restylane Defyne is also used to treat marionette lines, the creases that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin.
What Is the Difference Between Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne were both designed to address the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, and both are used to treat nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Both formulas include XpressHAn technology, which enable more flexibility and a more natural feeling beneath the skin.
The primary difference between Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne involves their cross-linking structures, providing the following unique benefits for each product:
- Restylane Refyne: Primarily used to treat dynamic lines – the areas of the face that involve a lot of motion, such as around the mouth.
- Restylane Defyne: This formulation puts more emphasis on providing support to the skin. It is intended for use in areas which involve less movement. It provides subtle volume enhancements, contour improvements, and deep wrinkle improvements.
The results of both products look and feel very natural under the skin, due to the smooth gel-like formulas. The results for both Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne can last up to approximately 12 months.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects Associated with Restylane Refyne or Restylane Defyne?
Similar to other cosmetic injectable treatments, you may experience some redness and minor swelling in the treatment area immediately after the injection. However, any redness should subside within a few days and can be concealed with makeup in the meantime. There is no down time associated with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne treatment.
Your Initial Consultation
With so many effective cosmetic injectables to choose from, it can be intimidating to know which option is best for your unique needs. The first step toward determining which cosmetic solution is right for you involves an initial consultation at Renaissance Plastic Surgery.
During this confidential interaction, your goals will be discussed, your questions will be answered, your options will be explained, and your ideal treatment will be determined.
Your Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne Treatment
Treatment sessions for Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne can be completed in just a half hour. The formula is injected into the skin at the targeted area to improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore your youthful beauty, call Renaissance Plastic Surgery today at (636) 896-0600 to arrange your consultation. We serve patients in the St. Louis, Missouri area.