Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are the new fillers on the block, offering smoother consistency and lesser visibility during facial expressions. Defyne provides better structural support for deeper wrinkles and folds, while Refyne has more flexibility and can be used in shallower wrinkles and folds. They work well in areas where you have lines from muscle movement, since they move with you like your collagen. There are plenty of other fillers out there in the market that can plump wrinkles, but Refyne and Defyne gives a more natural appearance, with the results lasting up to 12 months.
How Do They Work?
Both these facial fillers are prepared using a technology that creates a new procedure of cross linking hyaluronic acid. This makes the gel-type filler pliable, flexible each time you move your face. Whenever you frown, cry or laugh, the fillers will look natural and soft instead of appearing puffy and stiff. Given the flexibility of Refyne and Defyne, it helps the injector in injecting based upon the face movement, while also being confident that the filler will move as per the expression.
There’s a substance called Lidocaine in these facial fillers, which has a numbing effect on the injected areas. There is no such discomfort, although you may feel a little, when you are injected into sensitive areas. Generally, numbing cream is provided to alleviate the discomfort.
Are They Safe?
Yes. Restylane Refyne and Defyne fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body. It has been in use for a long time, although it is relatively new in the US. For the recovery part, there’s no such downtime for these face fillers. You can return to your normal lifestyle right after the treatment. You may experience swelling and bruising, but it can be easily concealed with makeup.
How To Reduce Bruising From Injections
One of the biggest inconveniences of using face fillers is bruising. In order to constrict the blood vessels, one should use cold ice packs before and after the injections. While being operated, try to keep your head higher than your heart, so as to avoid blood pooling. Don’t go to gym for a few days, as it can have a negative effect by drawing blood to the neck and head, due to increased pulse rate. There are a few supplements and medicines that should be avoided or taken before and after the injections.
Some of the things that you need to avoid include:
- Vitamin E
- Motrin, Advil, Aspirin, Aleve for 2-3 days post-treatment.
- Omega fish oil tablets
- Alcohol (one night before the treatment)
Some of the medications that need to be taken may include Tylenol, Arnica tablets and Bromelain supplements.
Just like any other injectable treatment, there’s bound to be redness and swelling at the injected area. This is due to self-repair mechanism and body’s defense against such treatments. Any kind of redness will subside in a few days, provided you are not triggering the condition externally. Fix an appointment today with Dr Scott Newman to discuss your options.