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Since their introduction, facial fillers have become an essential part of a cosmetic dermatologist’s toolkit–and a popular option for those seeking a more youthful appearance. Millions of Americans have benefited from injections of the volume-boosting and wrinkle smoothing products.
The active ingredient is the same for the most widely-used fillers: hyaluronic acid, a plumping agent that the body naturally produces. However, the composition of the different fillers vary. Thicker formulas give more structural support, while thinner ones work well for filling in fine lines. As the market has grown, new formulas have been introduced that can address specific concerns. Sunken cheeks? Check. Deep creases around the mouth? Check. Fine lines in delicate areas? Check. Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are two of the latest facial fillers available at Advanced Dermatology.
Restylane, one of the leading lines of hyaluronic acid fillers, has new products that are excellent for wrinkles and creases around the mouth. In the last year, the brand has introduced two new products that address nasolabial folds (the lines that run from to corner of the mouth to nose) and marionette lines (the lines that extend from the mouth to the chin). Although both of these products focus on the mouth, their composition varies slightly and can be used to treat different depths of wrinkles.
Shallow Folds: With its lighter composition, Restylane Refyne can address less prominent lines. It reduces smile lines, yet does not affect the mouth’s normal movements. With the proper injection technique, natural-looking results can be achieved.
Deep Folds: Restylane Defyne has a more concentrated formula, giving it some extra scaffolding to treat moderate-to-severe facial creases. Defyne is a preferred choice for deeper, set-in lines. It can reliably produce subtle, yet visible outcomes.
Retylane Refyne and Defyne are temporary dermal fillers, but they can yield long-lasting results. Some patients have reported noticeable improvement 18 months after treatment; however, individual results will vary from patient to patient. When combined with other minimally-invasive treatments, these fillers can help restore a more radiant appearance. Many patients opt for a chemical peel or laser treatment to complement the work of fillers.
The next generation of fillers will most likely increase the ability of skilled injection specialists to further customize treatments. Dermal fillers are constantly refined to increase the effectiveness and longevity of the treatments. At Advanced Dermatology, our doctors stay abreast of the most cutting-edge non-invasive cosmetic treatments.
Facial fillers can be an excellent way to improve the appearance of aging skin. If you are interested in revitalizing your skin, contact Advanced Dermatology to schedule a consultation. With offices located throughout New York and New Jersey, we offer convenience and expertise. Our specialists can determine the best skin treatment based on your skin and aesthetic goals.