Restylane® Refyne is an innovative FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler. With the use of XpresHAn Technology, Restylane® Refyne is able to improve moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases while maintaining a more natural appearance.
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.
In my practice the first priority is to achieve natural looking results. Restylane® Refyne is a great tool to help me enhance a patient’s natural beauty without making them look artificial. I believe 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?
Patients over the age of 21 who are looking to correct or smooth moderate to severe facial lines such as nasolabial folds (NLF) or “laugh lines”
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.
Do Restylane® Refyne 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.
What was being used prior to Restylane® Refyne?
Sculptra® Aesthetic, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® and Perlane® are all used to add volume to the face. Depending on your goals, Dr. Paul Leong will be able to decide which product will work best for you during a consultation.