Restylane® Defyne is a new and highly innovative dermal filler that can be used in a complementary fashion with a range of other fillers. The use of dermal fillers has evolved considerably over the last 10 years. No longer is the same type of filler used across all locations off the face. Our understanding of facial anatomy and facial movement has improved to the point that we now understand that different fillers, with subtly different properties, are best employed in the various areas of the face.
While Restlane® Defyne has been FDA-approved for the use and nasolabial folds, I have 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 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 eliminating or at least delaying the need for cosmetic surgery.
Do Restylane® Defyne Injections Hurt?
I am very mindful of my patient’s comfort level, and I have years of experience injecting fillers. I administer 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. I also inject dermal fillers only with microcannulas, as opposed to needles. This approach reduces the bruising and discomfort that can be associated with dermal fillers.
Will I bruise after treatment?
This 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, aspirin) a week before treatment, you can reduce your chances. Also, Dr. Paul Leong injects the filler using blunt tip needles (microcannulas), which minimizes the risk of bruising.