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Restylane® Defyne™

Restylane® Defyne™

Invest in your appearance with real results that help you maintain natural facial movements that help you keep looking like you with the family of Restylane® products. Crafted with XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane® Defyne™ is an innovative hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler used to smooth out deep laugh lines, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as enhance the projection of the chin. Using innovative cross-linking technology, this Restylane® filler restores a more youthful, natural appearance while helping you maintain your natural expressions and facial movements. 

Our dermatologists in Gainesville are proud to offer the complete range of Restylane® products and an encompassing range of skin care services to help our patients maintain beautiful skin with optimal health. Contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center today to schedule an appointment and to learn more about our available services.

What Is Restylane® Defyne™?

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume, which causes the lines that run along the side of the face and mouth to become more pronounced. This skin change can also cause the chin to recede toward the neck that may create a noticeable imbalance of facial features (known as chin retrusion). Restylane® fillers, particularly Restylane® Defyne™, are specially formulated to correct these deep-set lines and wrinkles as well as improve chin projection by correcting mold-to-moderate chin retrusion, all while helping patients maintain their natural appearance. 

The unique cross-linking of the gel in Restylane®  Defyne™ is designed to help support your facial expressions. Restylane® Defyne™ helps sharpen your appearance. This hyaluronic acid filler, or HA filler, is a gel formula made with hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally produced by the body that helps the skin retain volume, hydration, and firmness. Our Gainesville dermatology office offers a wide range of dermal fillers, including Restylane® Refyne™, Restylane® Silk, and Restylane® SKINBOOSTERS™, that address various skin-boosting and skin-enhancing needs. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for treatment with Restylane® Defyne™.

What Is Restylane® Defyne™ Used For?

Restylane® offers a complete range of dermal fillers specially formulated to enhance the skin through improvements to volume and elasticity. Restylane® SKINBOOSTERS™ gradually increases the skin’s hydration, smooths the skin, and corrects visible depressions and lines. Restylane® Silk, also called Restylane® for lips, is the first FDA-approved product designed to augment the lips and smooth wrinkles around the mouth in patients over 21. Restylane® Defyne™ helps smooth out deep laugh lines and enhances the chin’s projection. Restylane® Defyne™ chin treatment addresses age-related chin retrusion in patients.

Chin retrusion occurs when the chin recedes so far back toward the neck it results in the visible imbalance of facial features and is typically only noticeable from the side-views of the face. To determine whether you have chin retrusion, grab a pen. Hold it going from your nose to your lower lip to chin. Your ideal chin should only be located a few millimeters behind that line. Any farther back might indicate chin retrusion. Restylane® Defyne™ is clinically proven to correct the appearance of a recessed chin, smooth moderate lines, and provide the correct support and flexibility for different facial expressions. 

How Does Restylane® Defyne™ Work?

Restylane® Defyne™ is an FDA-approved dermal filler injected into the facial skin. Once in place, the unique hyaluronic acid formula smoothes away the appearance of visible fine lines and facial wrinkles, particularly in the midface-to-lower-face regions. Restylane® Defyne™ features a revolutionary formula centered around hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the human body that provides the skin with moisture, elasticity, and volume. This formula contains a small amount of lidocaine, a safe, commonly used local anesthetic that numbs the skin during injections. 

Restylane® Defyne™ is made using a pioneering manufacturing process called XpresHAn Technology™, which creates a highly smooth injectable gel that can provide a natural, soft appearance through skin injections. During the procedure, Restylane® Defyne™ is injected into the facial skin through a tiny needle. The precise location of injections during the fillers procedure may vary depending on the patient's specific requirements and desired improvements. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and typically requires only 15–30 minutes to complete. Schedule your appointment with a dermatologist at Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center for clinical skin care in Gainesville, FL, today.

How Long Does Restylane® Defyne™ Last?

Among the benefits of cosmetic filler treatment within the field of non-surgical dermatology treatments is their customizable nature for tailored results that best address the needs of each patient, as well as their lasting power, particularly compared to topical anti-aging treatments. Restylane® Defyne™ injectable gel helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles, and corrects the appearance of a recessed chin, with visible results that last and can be maintained.

By their nature, dermal fillers offer temporary results. Yet, patients who receive injections with cosmetic fillers may expect enduring qualities, such as improved skin elasticity, facial rejuvenation, and a naturally enhanced appearance with Restylane® before and after results that last. Whether you receive Restylane®  Defyne™ for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or chin augmentation to correct mild-to-moderate chin retrusion, you can expect results for up to 1 year. 

Who Is A Good Candidate For Restylane® Defyne™?

The vast majority of patients who are in good general health, over the age of 21, and seek to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds or improve the projection of their skin are considered good candidates for treatment with Restylane® dermal fillers. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a history of severe allergies to lidocaine or any of the ingredients in the Restylane® Defyne™ formula, those with bleeding disorders, or who take medications that affect bleeding and blood clotting may not be eligible to receive Restylane® injections. 

The best way to determine your candidacy for treatment with Restylane® Defyne™ is to discuss these factors and your skin care goals with your Gainesville skin care specialist. Restylane® products are approved by the FDA and are considered safe to use in specific treatment areas. Contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center to determine the best dermal filler to meet your skin goals.

Are Dermal Injections Painful?

Any type of skin injection, including dermal fillers, can cause a mild degree of discomfort at the injection site. Yet, most patients who receive injections with Restylane® products report experiencing little-to-no pain or discomfort during their procedure. As with the other formulations in the Restylane® product line, Restylane® Defyne™ is formulated with a small amount of lidocaine, a popular, local anesthetic ingredient used in various fillers, which helps minimize discomfort. 

Additionally, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the patient’s skin prior to treatment to ensure any discomfort is virtually nonexistent. Following injections, patients may experience a small amount of bruising and swelling. To help prevent this, our dermatologists recommend patients avoid taking blood-thinning medications for at least 1 week before their treatment. Contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center for additional information.

How Many Restylane® Treatments Will I Need?

Each person experiences external aging in a unique manner. The degree, type, and severity of visible aging may vary widely from person to person, depending on a wide range of factors that are individual to each person, such as certain genetic factors, the amount of accumulated exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight), among other factors. Our skin ages uniquely, and thus, the amount of Restylane® Defyne™ used to correct visible signs of aging in your mid-to-lower face regions or chin will vary. 

The number of treatments you will require can also vary. Restylane® Defyne™ offers visible, lasting results that may remain for up to 1 year following initial injections. Factors, such as your overall health, activity levels, metabolism, and the degree to which you move your face can influence how long your results will last. Patients who want to maintain the results they achieve with Restylane® Defyne™ injections may receive additional injections for enduring, visible improvements to their facial appearance.

Potential Restylane® Defyne™ Side Effects

When injected into the skin by a professional, certified provider, treatments with Restylane® Defyne™ are confirmed to be safe and effective for eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. While some patients may experience side effects following their treatment, side effects are typically rare, mild in nature, and resolve quickly. Potential side effects from injections with Restylane® Defyne™ may include swelling, bruising, itching, and redness in or near the injection site. Any discomfort or tenderness will likely subside within days after the procedure. Patients should not receive Restylane® Defyne™ injections if they have a history of severe allergic reactions, an allergy to lidocaine, or if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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