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The use of fillers in the face has evolved significantly over the last five to 10 years. Increasingly fillers are used in various areas of the face and can produce truly impressive results. However, like any tool in plastic surgery, using the incorrect fillers or overuse of fillers can lead to unnatural appearing results. Many patients have become increasingly aware of this concern and are worried about not looking natural after their dermal filler treatments.

At Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery, the first priority is to achieve natural looking results. Restylane® Refyne is a great tool to help Dr. Leong enhance a patient’s natural beauty without making them look artificial. He believes that the correct choice of dermal fillers in combination with good clinical judgment and a conservative treatment approach can result in outstanding and natural results. Remember, if it doesn’t look natural it doesn’t look good!

Who is a good candidate for Restylane® Refyne?

Adult patients over the age of 21 who are looking to correct or smooth moderate to severe facial lines such as nasolabial folds or “laugh lines” tend to be good candidates for Restylane Refyne. Dr. Leong will assess your particular circumstances to determine if you should receive this treatment.

What is XpresHAn Technology?

XpressHAn Technology is a manufacturing process that uses different degrees of hyaluronic acid cross-linking to create a flexible and smooth dermal filler gel. This next-generation product allows the patient to correct their problem areas with flexible volume and support while maintaining natural expressions in motion.

Restylane Refyne Pittsburgh

During Restylane® Refyne 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.

Will I see bruising 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 minimizes the risk of bruising.

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

The cost of Restylane® Refyne injections can differ across various regions of the country and is also influenced by the injector's skill level. Dr. Leong and his staff conduct comprehensive consultations to assess each patient's personalized requests and goals.

After formulating these goals, Dr. Leong and his staff will guide you on a treatment plan and cost. Please reach out to one of our five office locations at 412-621-FACE (3223) if you have additional questions.

Paul Leong MD FACS

The Facial Specialist

Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Now Serving Morgantown

Dr. Paul Leong is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing exclusively in aesthetic facial plastic surgery. With an international reputation for the quality of his Restylane Refyne injections, Dr. Leong’s practice has a regional scope, drawing patients from well beyond Pittsburgh. To better serve his patients in the region, Dr. Leong has expanded with an additional office in Morgantown, WV.


Contact Sistine Facial Plastic Surgery

For more information about Restylane® Refyne, 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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