As you grow older, you might feel like you notice new shallow wrinkles every day. However, you may also see deeper wrinkles, such as the lines around your nose and mouth, grow more noticeable with time. These lines, sometimes called laugh lines, develop over years of making various expressions and can be challenging to treat. At Glowtox in New York City, we're proud to offer a solution. Restylane Defyne is a product specifically created to smooth away laugh lines and help you reclaim your smile.
Restylane Defyne is part of a large family of similar dermal filler products designed to address signs of aging in different areas of the face. Its base is hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar that occurs naturally in the body. This acid is used to make a clear, malleable gel that is injected under the skin and used to build volume and erase lines and wrinkles in the face. Thanks to its hyaluronic acid base, this product is safe for most patients and is able to deliver instant, natural-looking results. Over time, the body safely absorbs the gel.
This product is FDA approved for patients over the age of 21. Patients of all ages can be affected by laugh lines, which develop around the mouth and can sometimes travel up towards the nose and down towards the chin. These lines deepen over time and can begin to be noticeable in the early 20s. This filler can help improve laugh lines at every age.
Dermal fillers have become more popular over recent years, but not every filler is able to accurately treat stubborn laugh lines. Restylane Defyne uses a naturally based, smooth gel which is designed to be built upon with cross-linking technology. This allows doctors to create effortless lift and volume with each injection and address the unique needs of each patient. Once injected, this filler looks and feels like the rest of your skin, making it virtually indiscernible. No one will know that you've had a treatment unless you choose to tell them.
Many other fillers come with side effects like facial numbness, "freezing" of the muscles, or unnatural expressions. This product, on the other hand, is designed to work with your body. It creates volume without interfering with your facial expressions, doesn't pose much risk of an allergic reaction due to its natural hyaluronic base, and dissolves over time. When used consistently, this filler helps not only treat existing laugh lines but also prevents the further development of these lines by keeping the skin tight and smooth. And best of all, its instant results give you an instant confidence boost as you say goodbye to unwanted lines.
Our dedicated staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about this dermal filler. If you decide to pursue treatment, here's a general idea of what you can expect:
The first step is to sit down with one of our skilled doctors for an initial consultation. During this time, we invite you to share your ideal results and any questions you may have about what to expect. Your doctor will examine your face and review your medical history to ensure that this treatment is right for you. They will also share how they will inject the filler and the results they expect to see from treatment. Once you're approved, you can look forward to your first appointment!
To begin, your doctor will cleanse your face and offer you a numbing cream. However, most patients report that injections are not painful. They describe the sensation of the needle as a small pinch. Once you are prepared, your doctor will use a small needle to inject the filler into the skin around your laugh lines. Once they have injected the gel, they may massage the treated areas to ensure the product distributes evenly. A normal appointment typically takes less than half an hour. After your treatment is complete, you'll be able to see results immediately and can return to your normal activities with zero downtime.
For the first few days, you may notice some mild tenderness in the treated area. This is normal and usually subsides in 2-3 days. You should notice that your laugh lines are much less noticeable and that your skin is tighter and smoother. Your results should last 4-6 months, after which point the gel is safely absorbed into the body and your laugh lines will become more apparent. Most of our patients return for regular treatments to maintain their ideal image and prevent the further development of laugh lines.
If you're an adult over the age of 21 and you notice laugh lines around your nose and mouth, you may want to consider Restylane Defyne treatment to address your concerns. While most patients are able to receive treatment, patients with an allergy to hyaluronic acid-based fillers or a bleeding disorder may not be ideal candidates. In addition, if you have active skin irritation or disease in the target area, you should consult a doctor before pursuing treatment. We can help you determine your candidacy during your initial consultation.
If laugh lines have stolen your smile, it might be time to consider Restylane Defyne. Contact us today at Glowtox in New York City, to set up a consultation! We look forward to serving you!