Restylane Defyne Injections in Knightdale, NC)
As people age, their skin changes, and natural wrinkles, lines and folds become more prominent. This is especially true for the skin on the face, as years of exaggerated and repeated mouth movements can stretch out your skin. Unfortunately, this can make your face look older than you really are.
Thankfully, there is a way to soften these wrinkles and lines without resorting to expensive surgery. Restylane Defyne injections can smooth out deep wrinkles and return your skin to a younger appearance. To learn more about these injections in Knightdale, call (919) 301-0841 or contact Dr. Bhavna Vaidya-Tank online.
What is Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Defyne is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses hyaluronic acid filler gel – approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – to treat deep skin folds and wrinkles in the face, specifically nasolabial folds (laugh lines) and marionette lines. The nasolabial folds run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, and the marionette lines run straight down from the mouth.
Defyne gel is made up of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar naturally found in the body that makes the skin moist, elastic and voluminous, and lidocaine helps to reduce the pain that may be caused by the injections. The gel is strong and sturdy, which is why it is perfect for treating deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and facial depressions.
Restylane Refyne and Defyne Difference
Refyne and Defyne are both made by Restylane, and are dermal filler gels that use hyaluronic acid to treat facial wrinkles. Both treatments have also been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use on facial skin for individuals 22 years or older. The difference between the two gels is that Defyne is a firmer gel than Refyne is, meaning that Defyne is used to treat signs of aging that are deeper in the skin than the moderate to severe wrinkles and folds that may be better addressed by a Refyne treatment. Depending on your needs, a combination of the two might be best. Talk with your healthcare provider about which gel is the perfect one for you.
What is a Typical Restylane Defyne Procedure Like?
You must be 22 years or older to receive Restylane Defyne injections. Your healthcare specialist will begin by cleaning the injection site, as well as applying a topical anesthetic to numb the area and prevent discomfort. Your specialist will also ask you what your desired results from the treatment are, as to determine how much of the gel you will need.
After the first injection, there will be a pause to allow the lidocaine in the gel to further numb your face. While the treatment usually takes about 15-30 minutes, it may take up to an hour, depending on how many injections you need to achieve your desired results. After your desired results are reached, your healthcare specialist will massage your face to evenly spread out the gel.
Restylane Defyne Results
You should be able to see the results of the Restylane Defyne injections about a month after your appointment. The injections will temporarily reduce signs of aging on your face by smoothing your nasolabial folds and marionette lines, giving your skin a natural, young, and smooth look. These results may last anywhere from 6-18 months, but usually last about 12 months.
Restylane Defyne Side Effects
Within 24 hours of receiving the Restylane Defyne injections, you should avoid strenuous exercise and minimize your exposure to sunlight or heat. You will also likely experience the following side effects in the injection area:
- Lumps or bumps
- Pain or tenderness
These side effects are usually mild and will disappear within a week. More serious – but very rare – side effects may include blindness, scabs or scarring, unusual pain, white skin near the injection site, or a stroke. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of these side effects, or if you experience mild side effects for longer than two weeks.
Request Your Appointment Today!
There is no reason for you to look older than you feel. With Restylane Defyne dermal filler injections, you can return your face to a younger and smoother look. To schedule your first appointment in Knightdale, call (919) 301-0841 or contact Dr. Bhavna Vaidya-Tank online.
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Address8020 Creedmoor Rd
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