At Mimi Lee, MD, in Little Rock, AR, we offer an effective dermal filler that can address those stubborn lines that form around the mouth due to age-related volume loss. Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that can treat chin retrusion, smooth nasolabial folds, and eliminate other smile lines around the mouth to help you enjoy a youthful-looking appearance long-term.
What Is Restylane Defyne Used For?
Restylane Defyne is one of the specialized dermal fillers within the Restylane collection that can smooth lines and wrinkles by injecting natural-looking and long-lasting volume into the treatment area. It targets laugh lines and nasolabial folds and can reverse chin retrusion.
What Causes Nasolabial Folds?
Nasolabial folds, smile lines, and the other types of wrinkles around the mouth typically form from a combination of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin loss that occurs with the aging process, also known as mid-facial volume loss. Additionally, lifestyle factors, genetics, gravity, the redistribution of facial fat, and significant weight loss can all contribute to the signs of aging.
Restylane Defyne is specifically formulated to address these different facial folds and wrinkles to restore a smooth and youthful-looking appearance to the lower and middle half of the face.
How Does It Work?
All of the Restylane fillers contain a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, similar to what the body produces naturally. These synthetic hyaluronic acid particles are suspended in a gel formula that, when injected into the lower and middle half of the face, can combat smile lines, nasolabial folds, and chin retrusion and inject instant volume into the area to lift, fill, and plump the skin.
The filler integrates with the structure of the skin, which helps produce natural-looking results. One of the benefits of the Restylane line is that it’s known for its longevity and ability to stay exactly where it’s injected, a feature that ensures a beautiful and natural-looking outcome that patients can enjoy for up to a full calendar year.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
As soon as your treatment is over, you will see immediate results. The appearance of your nasolabial folds, smile lines, chin profile, and any wrinkles around your mouth will improve. Even though you will see immediate results, you won’t notice the best results until approximately one week after your treatment.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Once you achieve your results, you can expect them to last up to 12 months. It depends on how quickly your body processes the ingredients in Restylane Defyne.
How Often Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?
Most patients don’t need to schedule follow-up treatments until at least a year after the initial treatment. However, different factors may cause your body to metabolize the product sooner. As a general rule of thumb, you should schedule treatments when you notice that your results are beginning to fade.
Is It Safe?
The Restylane family of fillers provides patients with a safe way to combat volume loss and enhance different aspects of their appearance. The body responds well to the treatment process since the formula contains hyaluronic acid particles that closely resemble what the body produces naturally. As long as you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the filler, this treatment process will provide you with a safe and effective way to reach different aesthetic goals.
Can I Combine Restylane Defyne With Other Fillers?
We offer several Restylane fillers to help patients achieve the most comprehensive results. If you want to address volume loss in different areas of your face, augment your lips, lift your cheeks, restore volume to the backs of your hands, or address other volume loss and aging-related concerns, we can give you more information about the other Restylane fillers. We will add the necessary options to your treatment plan to target your areas of concern during one appointment.
Does the Treatment Process Hurt?
Our goal is to ensure patients experience a comfortable and enjoyable treatment process. Therefore, we offer a pre-treatment numbing cream to ensure that patients don’t feel any discomfort. Some patients choose this option, while others forgo it. We can discuss the different options with you at the time of treatment to provide you with everything you need to enjoy your treatment.
Does the Treatment Require Downtime?
After your treatment is over, you will be able to resume most of your normal activities. You’ll need to avoid strenuous workouts and avoid raising your body temperature, so you’ll need to abstain from using hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, and steam rooms and avoid other similar environments and activities. You should also try to sleep on your back the first few nights after your treatment to avoid interfering with the filler’s integration with your skin.
Avoid touching the injection sites and using blood-thinning supplements and medications for the first few days. We will give you a thorough list of instructions after your treatment so that you know how to care for the injection sites the week following your injections.
Say Goodbye to Smile Lines
Smile lines and nasolabial folds are some of the most common signs that the aging process and volume loss have begun to affect your appearance. However, Restylane Defyne provides a safe and effective solution that will deliver outstanding results to help you look and feel more like your younger self. Contact us today at Mimi Lee, MD, in Little Rock, AR, to schedule your initial consultation to see if the Restylane fillers are a good choice for you.