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While Restylane® Defyne has been FDA-approved for the use of nasolabial folds, Dr. Leong has found that Restylane® Defyne can be particularly effective in the mid-face region. It is critically important for your plastic surgeon to customize their use of fillers not only for each individual’s anatomy, but also to address the way in which each patient uses their face to uniquely express themselves.

When fillers are used in their correct combination and with an artistic touch, tremendous improvements in cosmetic appearance can be achieved, often eradicating or at least delaying the need for cosmetic surgery.


During Restylane® Defyne injections, will I experience any pain?

Dr. Leong is very mindful of his patients’ comfort level, and he has years of experience injecting fillers. He administers local anesthetic during treatment in our Pittsburgh, Wexford, Mt. Lebanon, Sewickley or Greensburg office to minimize pain and discomfort. Results are immediately visible, and patients are able to return back to work right away. Dr. Leong also injects dermal fillers only with microcannulas, as opposed to needles. This approach reduces the bruising and discomfort that can be associated with dermal fillers.

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Will I bruise after treatment?

Bruising is a possibility and should be considered when scheduling your appointment. If you refrain from blood thinning agents (such as alcohol, ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E, and Aspirin) a week before treatment, you can reduce your chances.

Also, Dr. Paul Leong injects the filler using blunt tip needles (microcannulas), which also minimizes the risk of bruising. However, given the chance of bruising, it is prudent to schedule your Restylane Defyne treatments at least several days in advance of any significant event.

What is the cost of Restylane® Defyne injections in Pittsburgh?

The cost of Restylane® Defyne injections varies in different regions of the United States and is also dependent upon the injector’s experience. The cost of a dermal filler like Restylane® Defyne can commonly range from $600 to $1,200 per syringe. Dr. Leong and his staff will perform an in-depth consultation to determine each patient’s particular goals and needs. After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his team will advise you on a treatment plan and cost. If you have further questions, please reach out to our office at 412-621-FACE (3223).

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For more information on Restylane® Defyne, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Leong to talk more about your options, please contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery today.

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Important message to all of our patients

Dr. Leong and his team are happy to announce, we are open and seeing patients for all surgical and non-surgical consults. The summer surgery schedule is rapidly filling up. Please call or contact us today to schedule your consultation.

We are following all state and federal guidelines for your protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

We are still utilizing virtual consultations, including to obtain initial information about treatment plans for new and returning patients. Our goal is to find the best balance between being available to our patients and maximizing their safety.

Please call our office or select the “Video Consultations Tab” to schedule a video discussion.

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