Heavy folds and lines around the mouth can be a source of negative self-image for many people of all ages. These nasolabial folds, or the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the mouth, can be caused by aging or genetics and can diminish a youthful, sculpted contour. They can create weight on the lower half of the face, drawing the eye and causing a tired or sad appearance. Part of the Restylane family, Restylane Defyne is a dermal filler tailored to pad deep folds and lines around the mouth and nose and create a bright, contoured smile.
What is Restylane Defyne?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers uses hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the skin that helps retain moisture and nutrients, as an injection under the skin to restore volume and push out wrinkles and folds. Results typically last for six to twelve months and the HA is then naturally and harmlessly absorbed into the body. If the results are undesirable, it can be dissolved with a different injection designed to dissolve the HA. Different Restylane injectables use different configurations of HA for different areas of the face or body. Restylane Defyne is specifically designed to treat deep folds and lines around the mouth.
Who is a candidate for Restylane Defyne?
Anyone who is unhappy with deep nasolabial folds or smile lines can benefit from Restylane Defyne, which can be preferable to a surgical procedure for patients who cannot or are unwilling to undergo invasive surgery. Patients can also try injectables to determine their aesthetic goals before they commit to a permanent, surgical procedure. Be sure to discuss any medical concerns with Dr. O’Brien during your consultation.
What happens during the procedure?
After determining your treatment plan during your consultation, the injections will be administered in specific locations that will yield the best results for your unique anatomy. If you experience any discomfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream can be administered to ensure you have a pleasant, relaxed experience. Depending on the areas being treated, the procedure can normally take around 15 minutes, meaning your busy schedule won’t be interrupted. Restylane Defyne can be combined with other topical procedures, if you want to address other problem areas.
Results and Recovery
This quick and easy procedure yields great results with no downtime. You might experience some redness and swelling afterward at the injection site, but this usually subsides quickly. Because HA is highly effective at creating volume and filling in folds and lines, your results will be immediately visible.
You can discuss your treatment plan with Dr. O’Brien during your consultation, which you can schedule by contacting our Med Spa in St. Petersburg.