When visiting Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery to treat nasolabial folds, patients now have the option to undergo a new procedure called Restylane Defyne. Minimally invasive and virtually painless, Restylane Defyne is a dermal filler that can be administered in just a few minutes, even during your lunch break. This treatment can be a great option for individuals struggling with nasolabial folds; providing results that look and feel natural, and last for up to 12 months.
Restylane Defyne is a dermal filler formulated with hyaluronic acid. It was developed by Galderma, the company that brought us other great fillers, like Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Refyne. However, though it may be new to the United States, it has already been extensively used in Europe under the Emervel name.
The core idea behind filler is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by increasing support under the skin. One of the reasons why nasolabial folds develop is the deterioration in collagen and elastin support network, which causes the skin to become inelastic. Using a filler like Restylane Defyne, our doctors can create a subtle increase in volume at the treatment site, which helps to smooth out the folds. Further, the hyaluronic acid in this filler will draw moisture to the area, thus increasing support and providing greater hydration to skin cells and fibroblasts.
Restylane Defyne was primarily developed for the treatment of nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth). It’s typically a good choice for this area because the filler is formulated with XpressHAn technology, which allows for greater support while generally being more flexible than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers. However, Restylane Defyne is not necessarily limited just for use around nasolabial folds, and may be administered to treat other issues, like marionette lines.
One of the benefits of Restylane Defyne is the longevity of the results. For example, many patients have reported positive effects that lasted as long as 12 months after just one treatment. However, touch up treatments can be performed to extend positive results.
Additionally, this injectable can be combined with other procedures, like Intense Pulsed Light therapy, chemical peels, or retinol creams to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Individual results may vary.
When visiting our office for this treatments, keep in mind that your doctor can be a great resource for choosing the best injectable treatment in your situation. There are many dermal fillers currently available, and each produces somewhat different results. Based on your aesthetic goals, your doctor will help you select the best treatment plan for your unique situation. When it comes time to administering this filler, many patients are surprised by how comfortable the treatment is. Our providers use very small needles and are experts in performing injections in a way that is quick and virtually painless.
Common side effects from Restylane Defyne are typically associated with the injection process rather than the filler itself. During the injection, a small needle will penetrate the skin, which will elicit the body’s inflammatory response. Therefore, it’s common to experience mild redness and inflammation for 24-48 hours after treatment. However, any such side effects are easily addressed with makeup and typically will not impact your social calendar.
Call us today at 202-628-8855 to schedule a consultation to see if Restylane Defyne is the right choice for you. Click here for one of our dermatologists in Washington, DC.