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One of the telltale signs of the aging process is that of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Facial wrinkles such as laugh lines or frown lines can be a frustrating reality of getting older, and can often make us look older than we feel. Thankfully, recent innovations in the world of dermatology have allowed patients to experience total facial rejuvenation through procedures like microneedling, skin resurfacing laser treatment, chemical peels, and dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are designed to boost the body’s own collagen production, which in turn helps to restore a youthful appearance to the skin, as well as boost volume within the treatment area. Injectable fillers have become the gold standard when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and hyaluronic acid fillers have perhaps become the most prominent. This subset of fillers use a naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid, to naturally stimulate new collagen growth, leading to long term facial rejuvenation. One of the biggest names in hyaluronic acid fillers is the Restylane line of dermal fillers, from pharmaceutical giant Galderma.

Restylane Defyne is a Restylane formulation that’s at the forefront of dermatological innovation. Restylane Defyne uses a hyaluronic acid formulation with unique XpresHAn cross-linking technology in order to reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (smile lines), frown lines, and marionette lines. Additionally, Galderma laboratories just announced that Restylane Defyne is now approved by the FDA for use in chin augmentation, helping to enhance the jawline and reduce the appearance of chin recession as well as jowls or double chin. With its combined ability to reduce the appearance of deep facial wrinkles and improve chin projection, Restylane Defyne truly represents the best in non-invasive facial rejuvenation.

If you’re frustrated by the appearance of fine lines, facial wrinkles, or chin recession, NYC based board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is an expert in cosmetic injections, with over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology.

What is Restylane® Defyne?

Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid filler that reduces moderate-to-severe signs of aging around the nose and mouth. Similarly to Restylane Refyne, it uses XpresHAn technology which allows the hyaluronic acid to cross-link with the skin cells, creating an incredibly natural look. The new XpresHAn Technology allows the Hyaluronic Acid gel to flex within your skin to move as you move your face. No matter what type of facial expression you make, whether it be smiling or frowning, the filler will not appear stiff or lumpy and the results will appear soft and natural.

What is Restylane Defyne used for?

Restylane Defyne has been approved by the FDA for use on moderate to severe nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and facial wrinkles around the mouth and lower face since 2016, and was commonly used for this purpose under the name Emervel in Europe starting in 2010. It’s an excellent option for patients seeking volume correction in order to improve the firmness and smoothies of the skin while still maintaining use of natural expressions. Additionally, Restylane Defyne was approved by the FDA in 2021 for the use of chin augmentation, helping to restore volume to the jawline and create a younger, more dynamic pronouncement of the chin.

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How long does Restylane Defyne last?

Restylane Defyne is an innovative, long-lasting injectable that will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and facial winkles, as well as improve chin projection, with results that last. Though all dermal fillers are considered temporary treatments, patients who engage with Restylane Defyne treatment can expect improved elasticity, facial rejuvenation, and a natural look that last up to a full year.

How long does Restylane last in marionette lines?

When it comes to treating deep folds or wrinkles in the mouth area, Restylane Defyne can provide the revitalization needed to leave patients feeling more confident and youthful for up to a full year. Marionette lines, which are the lines that appear between the corners of the lips down to the jawline, are one of the most common signs of aging that Restylane Defyne treats. Marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and fine lines and wrinkles in the mouth area are easily treated by Restylane Defyne, with results that last up to a full year in most patients.

Who is a good candidate for Restylane Defyne?

A good candidate for Restylane Defyne is one who has moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, or who is interested in chin augmentation. Patients must be above the age of 21 to receive Restylane dermal fillers, but in general healthy patients seeking facial rejuvenation without the need for downtime qualify for injectable hyaluronic acid filler treatment. Patients who are pregnant or are currently breastfeeding, have a history of severe allergies to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins, have a bleeding disorder, or take medications that affect bleeding and clotting (i.e. Aspirin, Warfarin) may be contraindicated for Restylane injections, so it’s best to discuss these factors with Dr. Green prior to treatment.

What is the process of having Restylane Defyne injections?

The process for Restylane Defyne injections is simple and convenient. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green to discuss your individual needs and goals, and she’ll be able to assess your current skin condition and medical history to determine a treatment plan that’s right for you. When you come in for Restylane Defyne injections, a topical numbing cream (anesthetic) will be applied to the treatment area to prevent any possible discomfort. From there, Dr. Green will inject Restylane Defyne to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and/or to improve the profile of the chin and jawline. Dr. Green is an expert injector with a gentle, artful skill that is truly unparalleled in the world of dermatology. She uses a “less is more” approach in order to honor natural expression while providing a rejuvenating glow to her patients.

Can you use Restylane Defyne in the chin and jawline?

As of 2021, Restylane Defyne is FDA-approved to help improve contouring of the chin and jawline. By boosting collagen production, Restylane Defyne is able to enhance volume along the jawline, which can help to improve chin projection in order to enhance facial contouring. In clinical studies, 99% of patients noticed an improvement in the profile of their chin and jawline, and 96% of injectors observed measurable improvement in the chin projection of their patients. Additionally, trials indicated minimal side effects, with just a single case of moderate injection site pain. Restylane Defyne can help to improve chin profile, creating the perfect anchor to the face with no effect on natural movement with results that last up to a full year.

Restylane Defyne is at the forefront of chin enhancement and is now FDA-approved for use in adults over the age of 21. Restylane Defyne was studied for use in chin projection in large part due to patient demand, as online searches for chin enhancement went up by 185% in 2020 alone. Restylane Defyne is an exciting option in the world of jawline contouring as it improved the look of the chin in patients of all genders, all skin types, and in a wide variety of ages (including patients over the age of 52. This marks Restylane Defyne as a revolutionary option for patients seeking to create a more pronounced chin, as well as to reduce the appearance of jowls and other signs of aging along the jawline.

Now that Restylane Defyne has been approved for the use of chin augmentation, Restylane Defyne is able to radically rejuvenate and enhance the facial contouring of the lower third of the face. By reducing nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and anchoring a more pronounced chin, patients are able to better balance the look of the face, taking years off of the signs of aging. The chin is considered by many to be the foundational anchor of the face that can help to balance facial contouring, and chin enhancement builds on this foundation to wondrous effect.

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Which Restylane is best for the chin?

Restylane offers two innovative formulations that both work to improve the profile of the chin: Restylane Defyne and Restylane Lyft. Both are FDA-approved for use to improve chin projection and create a striking, revitalized look for the structure of the face. When it comes to which Restylane is best, the answer varies depending on the individual needs and goals of the patient. When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to determine which formulation will be best to fit your needs.

Can you use Restylane Defyne in lips for natural results?

Just like Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne is an excellent way to treat folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. However, there are more appropriate injectables for lip augmentation which Dr. Green can recommend. Restylane offers a whole line of dermal filler options that are each formulated to boost the appearance of different areas of the face and body. When it comes to the lips, Dr. Green offers Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella to best enhance the contouring and volume of the lips.

Which Restylane is best for the lips?

As each individual patient has unique needs and aesthetic goals, there is no one “best” dermal filler to treat the lips. However, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Kysse are all excellent options for both lip rejuvenation and lip augmentation. Restylane-L is most similar to the original Restylane formulation, which is an excellent option for patients looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines at the edges of the lips. Restylane Silk is a unique filler treatment that can be applied to both the lips and the fine lines around the lip area, and relies on an innovative, small particle size to help Dr. Green achieve a precise lip contour. Restylane Kysse is the newest lip enhancement formulation from Restylane, and offers patients up to a full year in lip fullness, one of the longest-lasting lip fillers on the market. Additionally, Restylane Silk and Restylane Kysse are both excellent options for patients treating perioral lines (vertical lip lines).  Dr. Green can discuss all of your available lip enhancement and anti-aging solutions, and help you to select the treatment options that are right for you.

Are Restylane Defyne injections painful?

You may be wondering, do Restylane Defyne injections hurt? Like any injection, there may be some mild discomfort at the injection site. However, Restylane Defyne’s formulation includes lidocaine which helps to prevent any pain, and a topical numbing cream can be applied prior to your treatment to ensure that discomfort is virtually nonexistent. As injections can occasionally cause bruising or swelling along the dermis, Dr. Green recommends patients avoid any blood thinning medications for a week prior to treatment.

How much does Restylane Defyne cost?

When it comes to how much is Restylane Defyne or Restylane Refyne, the price varies widely depending on the individual needs and goals of each patient. When you meet with Dr. Green for your initial consultation, she will work with you to discuss your individual needs and goals, and will develop a treatment plan that balances your budget and your desires.

How much Restylane Defyne do you need?

The amount of Restylane Defyne required for treatment will vary depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of facial wrinkles, folds, or chin recession. For patients hoping to reduce the appearance of severe fine lines and wrinkles, 1-2 vials are typically used. When it comes to chin augmentation, patients may need a slightly larger amount for proper chin projection.

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What are the side effects from Restylane Defyne injections?

Side effects from Restylane Defyne are typically minimal and mild. Some patients may experience redness or bruising at or near the injection site, which is a common side effect amongst all injectable treatments (including neurotoxin treatments such as botox and dysport). In rare cases, patients may experience more serious side effects. These are more likely to occur with an inexperienced injector. Many medical spas offer injectable treatments with inexperienced injectors that can inject directly into a blood vessel, which can put a patient at risk for infection or blindness. For this reason, it’s imperative that you work with a board-certified medical professional. Dr. Green is an artful, experienced injector with over two decades of experience, and the safety and satisfaction of her patients is her top priority.

What is the difference between Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne?

Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are both designed to improve the look of nasolabial folds, frown lines, and marionette lines, as well as other fine lines around the mouth and lower face. Additionally, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne both use advanced XpresHAn technology, in order to smooth and firm the skin while maintaining natural expression. While Restylane Refyne is designed to treat mild-to-moderate facial wrinkles, Restylane Defyne is tailor-made to treat moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Defyne is also FDA-approved to improve chin projection, due to its slightly thicker volume-boosting formulation.

How do I get started with Restylane Defyne injections today?

If you’re frustrated by facial volume loss, or fine lines and wrinkles on your skin, Restylane Defyne may be the perfect injectable for you. Restylane Defyne is particularly suited for the lower face, jowls, and chin area. Dr. Michele Green is a board certified dermatologist, with over 25 years of experience in facial cosmetic injections. As a leader in NYC in cosmetic dermatology, she will create a customized skin care and cosmetic rejuvenation plan for you. Please contact us online today or call our NYC office at 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Restylane® Defyne may be the best treatment for you.

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