What is Restylane Defyne?
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid skin filler; it is specifically designed to lift deep laugh lines including the nasolabial folds around the mouth and marionette lines at the corners of the mouth. Restylane Defyne is used to treat deeper facial lines and folds, while maintaining natural movement and expression. Restylane Defyne is crafted with XpresHAn Technology which helps correct these deepened lines for the most natural looking results. When injected, Restylane Defyne is designed to mimic your body’s own hyaluronic acid to smooth out these deeper lines and instantly lift fine wrinkles to make you look younger and refreshed.
How will Dr. Davis use Restylane Defyne to improve my appearance?
Dr. Davis will use Restylane Defyne to fill in the lines that run from the sides of the nose toward the corners of the mouth and the lines that run from the corner of your mouth toward the chin. These lines are caused by everyday activities such as smiling, talking, and laughing. These include the “smile lines” around the corners of the mouth, and the “marionette” lines extending down from the corners of the mouth. Dr. Davis will use Restylane Defyne to add volume to these areas, instantly taking away years from your appearance making you look rested and refreshed and maintaining natural movement and expressions. Treatment can be expected to last between 9 to 12 months.
Will my Restylane Defyne treatment with Dr. Davis be painful?
Restylane Defyne is pre-made with the anesthetic Lidocaine and this has eliminated most of the discomfort associated with this treatment. Dr. Davis will also use an ultrafine needle used during injection, so patient discomfort is minimal. However, you do have the option to come 30 minutes prior to your appointment to sit with anesthetic cream at no additional charge.
How should I prepare my treatment with Dr. Davis?
Avoid the Following:
1. All pain relievers except Tylenol (acetaminophen): avoid Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and even low dose baby aspirin (unless recommended by your physician).
2.Vitamin E and all multi vitamins containing Vitamin E. Foods high in Vitamin E should also be avoided such as: sunflower seeds, dry roasted almonds, olives (including olive oil – plain, in salad dressings, and on pizza/pasta), papaya, spinach, arugula, broccoli, blueberries, cinnamon, and horseradish.
3. Herbal remedies such as St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginger Root, Fish Oil, CoQ10 etc.
4. Alcoholic beverages (optional)
Take the following:
We recommend that you purchase Arnica tablets, which are sold in health food stores. Follow the instructions on the package; you can start taking these pills as early as a few days before your procedure. We suggest that you take them at least the day before and the day of the treatment. You may also want to take them after. Arnica gel is not nearly as effective.
An alternative supplement to minimize bruising after treatment is Bromelain (pineapple extract). You can take 500mg twice a day for 3 days following a procedure. You should begin taking Bromelain the day of your treatment, after the procedure has been completed. Bromelain can be taken in addition to or instead of Arnica tablets, though Bromelain should not be taken before the treatment, only after.