Restylane Family of Fillers
What’s new for 2017. We are pleased to introduce you to: Refyne and Defyne!
Although both of these products have been used in Europe for the past 7-years, they recently received their FDA-approval for usage in the United States.
Refyne and Defyne are extensions of the Restylane family, and they are both hyaluronic-acid (HA) based fillers. (HA fillers are the most popular variety thus far, as they are safe, dissolvable [if necessary], and versatile.) What differentiates Refyne and Defyne from the pre-existing fillers is that it is made with the patented “XpresHAn Technology”, which is intended to provide a natural-looking, flexible, and smooth improvement*.
What’s the difference between Refyne AND Defyne?
Restylane Refyne is intended for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles or folds and provides more flexible support, while Restylane Defyne is a heartier, firmer product meant for the treatment of deeper facial-wrinkles*.
Both Refyne and Defyne results last for approximately 12-months*.
How does this improve the current filler offerings?
“Almost every patient we see is interested in the results that fillers can produce, but sometimes dipping that first toe into the pool of injections can be the most daunting*.” says Skinlogic Med Spa Dr Cheryl Yokoyama.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer Refyne and Defyne, because these next-generation HA-fillers provide a great way to ease people into dermal-fillers. The results are definite, but natural-looking enough so that no changes are crazy-obvious to friends and family. Offering an option that lets these treatments fit easily* into a normal person’s lifestyle and schedule is a key decision-making factor*.”
What is the Restylane family of dermal fillers?
The Restylane family of dermal fillers are safe, natural cosmetic dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness to the skin, correcting moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and correction of the lips. These fillers include Restylane L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft (formerly known as Perlane), Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne.
Restylane products are cosmetic dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane products is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Restylane products maintain their shape using the body’s own moisture. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane products is hydrophilic or “water loving.” As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide lasting results.
How are Restylane products different than other hylauronic acid products?
Unlike rooster-derived hyaluronic acids and bovine collagen products, Restylane is free from animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmissions or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins.
What is Restylane Lyft?
Restylane Lyft, formerly known as Perlane, is comprised of and offers the same great benefits as the other fillers in the Restylane family, however it is the first and only FDA-approved filler to treat smile lines and add lift to the cheek area as well. *Disclaimer: The results may vary from person to person
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk, similar to Restylane , is used to treat fullness of lips, however it takes the treatment a step further by being the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler designed for subtle volume enhancement of the lip as well as smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. *Disclaimer: The results may vary from person to person
What is Restylane-L?
Restylane-L, the first ever FDA-approved dermal filler for lip enhancement, contains the same ingredients as Restylane, with the addition of lidocaine. The lidocaine provides a numbing effect seconds after the injection, making the treatment more comfortable and potentially alleviating the need for additional numbing measures.
*Disclaimer: The results may vary from person to person
How long does Restylane last?
The Restylane family of fillers are proven to give long-lasting results. Studies show Restylane effects last about six months. Follow-up treatments are generally scheduled at six months intervals although individual results may vary.
What should I do prior to treatment?
You should take a few precautions before being treated with Restylane. One week prior to treatment with Restylane, avoid taking St. Johns Wort, high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence.
Restylane is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, your physician may decide to numb the treatment area.
Is Restylane Safe?
Since 1996, over 1.5 million Restylan treatments have been safely administered by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in more than 60 countries. This innovative treatment is now approved in the U.S. for the treatment of facial wrinkles and folds.
Restylane has a highly favorable safety profile. It’s composed of Non-Animal Stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. Restylane is fully biocompatible. There is a limited risk of animal-based disease transmission or development of allergic reactions to animal proteins. No allergy testing is required before use.*
After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling*. This will normally last less than seven days. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear*. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn’t use Restylane.
The safety of Restylane for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females or in patients under 18 years has not been established.
The safety of Restylane in patients with increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring has not been studied. Restylane should not be used in patients with known susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring.
The patient should be informed that he or she should minimize exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and UV lamp exposure and extreme cold weather until any initial swelling and redness has resolved.
If laser treatment, chemical peeling or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with Restylane there is a possible risk of eliciting an inflammatory reaction at the implant site. This also applies if Restylane is administered before the skin has healed completely after such a procedure.
Your healthcare professional should discuss what to do after your treatment. However, be sure to review the information below and discuss any concerns with them.
Please observe the following after treatment with Restylane:
After your treatment, you might have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than seven days*. Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18, you shouldn’t use Restylane.
Avoid touching the treated area within six hours following treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed.
Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your physician about medications that may minimize a recurrence.
Avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours after your treatment.
Having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lasting effect. Please be sure to consult your physician about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.
One week prior to your next treatment with Restylane, avoid taking St. Johns Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
* Restylane contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and is contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to such material.
* Please note that all of our injectables services have a 24 hour cancellation policy in place with no exceptions. The fee is $50 for neuromodulators and $100 for filler cancellations.