Restylane Defyne is an FDA-approved injectable anti-aging treatment that is proudly offered at AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA. It can be administered in just a few minutes and erase lines and wrinkles for months at a time. It can also be used as a substitute for chin augmentation, helping people look as young and strong as they feel. Keep reading to find out whether this treatment may be right for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Defyne?
Someone Who Has Moderate or Severe Nasolabial Folds
If you have moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds running from your nose to your mouth, there is a good chance that you will be considered a good candidate for Restylane Defyne injections. However, you should be aware that this dermal filler can only treat certain types of nasolabial folds. Specifically, you may qualify for this treatment if your nasolabial folds are caused by hyperactive muscles, you will be a better candidate for Jeuveau, Xeomin, or Botox.
Someone Who Has Deep Laugh Lines
This Restylane formula can also be used to erase moderate-to-severe laugh lines from the lower face. Laugh lines are the lines that extend from the mouth to the chin and make people look much older than they are. However, if you have smile lines (crow’s feet) around your eyes that deepen when you smile, you will be a better candidate for an injectable muscle relaxant, like Botox.
Someone Who Is Displeased With Their Chin
You also may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are concerned about the appearance of your chin. Specifically, this Restylane formula is great for projecting the chin more, helping you look younger and stronger. If you’re interested in augmenting your chin, but you don’t have the time or money for surgery, Defyne may be just what you need to redefine your profile.
Someone Who Has Realistic Expectations About the Results
You also need to have realistic expectations about the results of this treatment to be considered a good candidate. Dr. Margo Aura Emami will review your current aesthetic and discuss your aesthetic goals to gain an understanding about what you are looking for. Then, she will advise you on whether this treatment will be effective for you and what results you can realistically expect.
As a good general rule of thumb, you will only need one injection session and one or two syringes to achieve your desired results. Also, you can expect to see some improvement in your appearance immediately after your session is over, but it will take a week or two for your final results to become apparent. Finally, you can expect the results of your Restylane injections to last for approximately 12 months if you don’t smoke.
Someone Who Can Follow All Preparation Instructions
You also must be able to follow all preparation instructions to qualify for this injectable anti-aging treatment. Dr. Margo Aura Emami will provide you with a complete list of things to do and avoid to prepare for your treatment during your initial consultation. One of the most important things you must do is refrain from smoking for several days before your treatment session. Nicotine will elevate your blood pressure and may affect your treatment.
It is also of the utmost importance that you refrain from drinking alcohol in the days leading up to your treatment. Like nicotine, alcohol elevates your blood pressure. Additionally, alcohol is viewed by your body as a toxin so your gut works very hard to flush out the toxin and simultaneously flushes out essential hydration and nutrients. This dehydration and lack of essential micronutrients may also affect your treatment.
Other Things You Need To Do To Prepare
It is also very important that you eat nutritiously in the days leading up to your injection session. Initially, the results of this treatment are derived from an increase in volume in the local area due to the injection of the hyaluronic acid-based gel. Also, a portion of the initial results are due to the hyaluronic acid attracting extra water molecules to the injection sites. However, the final results are due to extra collagen production.
For your skin to produce extra collagen in response to the extra hyaluronic acid and water, it needs an adequate supply of micronutrients and macronutrients. Specifically, it needs plenty of bioavailable protein and vitamin C. If you do not get enough vitamin C and protein in your diet, your results will not be as dramatic as they should be because your body lacks enough of the building blocks of collagen production to benefit fully. Also, you must:
- Wear sunscreen diligently
- Drink plenty of water
- Stop taking NSAIDs and other blood-thinners
Find Out Today Whether This Treatment Is Right for You
You may be a good candidate for Defyne if you are concerned about the appearance of your lower face and at least 21 years old. However, this treatment may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions, like heart disease. To find out for sure whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, please schedule an appointment with us at AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA today.