Do you feel like your face is defined by folds and lines around your nose and mouth? Do you feel like your smile gets lost in them? You’re not alone— these nasolabial and marionette lines can be the result of aging as the skin loses its shape and elasticity. They can also be genetic, or simply the product of a lifetime of facial movement. Whatever the cause, Restylane Refyne is a dermal filler specifically formulated to temporarily fill in these folds, lifting the face and rejuvenating your smile.
What is Restylane Refyne?
A member of the Restylane family, this injectable uses hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the skin that is responsible for retaining moisture and nutrients. Formulated into a different compound for each area of the face or body, this crystal-clear gel is injected under the skin at different depths to pad out wrinkles and restore lost volume. Restylane Refyne specifically treats nasolabial and marionette lines around the mouth, and is a less dense formula than Defyne, which treats deeper lines. Unlike other dermal fillers, these formulations give the best mobility around the treatment area, meaning you won’t have a ‘stuffed’ or ‘stiff’ appearance. Dr. O’Brien can help you determine which injectable is best for you during your consultation.
Who is a candidate for Restylane Refyne?
Most individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of lines or folds around their cheeks, mouth, and nose can benefit from Restylane Refyne. Patients who might be unable or unwilling to undergo an invasive, skin-tightening surgery might find great results with Refyne treatments. These can often be combined with other non-invasive procedures like laser or sculpting procedures for even better results. Be sure to mention any medical concerns during your consultation with Dr. O’Brien as you discuss your treatment plan.
What is the treatment like?
Dr. O’Brien’s greatest concern during your Restylane Refyne treatment is your comfort and relaxation. While there may be some discomfort during the injection, Restylane Refyne contains lidocaine to ensure you remain comfortable, and Dr. O’Brien can administer a topical numbing cream if needed. As the gel is injected, it creates a new, firm foundation underneath the skin that doesn’t prohibit your facial movement. The gel allows for movement, and then returns to its original shape and location, meaning you might even forget it’s there.
Results and Recovery
There is no downtime involved with Restylane treatments. You might experience some redness or agitation at the injection site afterward, but these effects quickly diminish. Because the injection immediately changes and enhances the underlayers of your skin, your results will be immediately noticeable. Restylane Refyne lasts longer than other Restylane injections, and it is eventually naturally absorbed into the body after twelve months.
If you are looking for a solution to your lines and folds, contact our office to discuss your options for a Restylane Refyne treatment with Dr. O’Brien.