If you begin noticing lines and folds from years of facial expression like laughing, you might consider a non-surgical treatment like Restylane Defyne. Dr. Dodde might suggest Restylane Defyne if you express concerns about deep laugh lines and want to define your natural facial features.
What is Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler used to correct laugh lines that run from the sides of the nose to the mouth, lines in the corners of the mouth, and lines that run from the mouth to the chin. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within the body to produce healthy, hydrated skin. The formula improves the appearance of lines and folds while preserving natural facial expression.
Am I a good candidate for it?
Individuals who are over the age of 21 can benefit from Restylane Defyne to improve their moderate to severe laugh lines. Restylane products might not be right for you if you have a history of severe allergic reactions, you are allergic to lidocaine, or have a bleeding disorder. A consultation with Dr. Dodde can help determine if you are a good candidate for Restylane Defyne or if a different course of treatment would be more beneficial.
What can I expect from Restylane Defyne?
Treatment with Restylane Defyne can help you achieve younger looking skin without the need for a surgical procedure. The formula adds volume to lines and folds to give a naturally smooth appearance. Appointments typically take under an hour and give noticeable improvements almost immediately. While you can notice results after one treatment session, follow-up sessions are recommended to optimize and maintain results. The majority of patients can enjoy results of their treatment for up to 12 months.
How long is the recovery period?
The most common side effects reported after receiving treatment with Restylane Defyne are swelling, redness, bruising, and itching at the injection site. These side effects are most often mild and will resolve over the course of a few days. Although you might experience some of these temporary side effects, there is no downtime required after treatment.