Dermal fillers are some of the most popular forms of wrinkle management, so when a new product hits the market, people tend to notice. Galderma, the makers of Restylane, announced the introduction of Restylane Refyne. This brand-new, FDA approved dermal filler is specifically for the treatment of nasolabial folds (NLF) or “laugh lines.”
Dr. Gavrila and the rest of the ProMD staff are committed to offering the best dermal filler choices for our patients in the Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington D.C areas. Because of that, we are proud to offer the latest innovation in dermal filler technology: Restylane Refyne.
What is Restylane Refyne?
There are a variety of unique ingredients which make up our skin. One of the more famous ones is collagen, but there is another ingredient that plays just as big a part in our skin’s image. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an enzyme that bonds to water and gives our skin its elasticity. This elasticity is what allows our skin to bounce back from the things we do every day like talk and laugh.
As we age, we lose this HA. Restylane Refyne is an HA-based dermal filler that returns this elasticity to the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. However, what separates Refyne from the rest of the dermal fillers is XpresHAn Technology. XpresHAn technology takes traditional HA fillers to the next level. By improving water retention, Refyne can work better and last longer than traditional HA fillers.
What Does Restylane Refyne Treat?
Our faces have to work pretty hard to keep up with what we put them through. Every day, we’re talking, chewing, yawning and, if we’re lucky, laughing. The more we do these actions and the older we get, the harder it is for our skin to maintain its natural state. One of the side effects of this hardship is nasolabial folds, also called “laugh lines.” These laugh lines are the wrinkles and deep lines that appear around the mouth and the cheeks.
What is the Appointment Like?
The first step is to map out the treatment area and determine how many injections you’ll be receiving. Once the treatment area is mapped out, you’ll be given an anesthetic gel to numb the area; this brings the pain of the procedure to a small pinprick. The length of time for the procedure depends on the area being treated, but most appointments are completed within an hour.
Once the procedure is completed, we will go over the best ways to take care of the treated area. This includes minimizing the use of makeup and sun exposure, and making sure the area is kept clean and moisturized.