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Refyne vs Defyne Filler

Flexibility and support are probably things you want in a partner— and they should definitely be things you want in a filler! Fortunately, there’s a dermal filler option for just about everything, and Restylane® offers two excellent options that give you the flexibility and smoothness you need for the most mobile areas of the face. It can be difficult to determine which option is best for you, so here are two filler options to consider as you look at your treatment options.

At Reflections, we know that options are one of the best things about the cosmetic industry. That’s why our cosmetic physicians stay up-to-date and innovative about the latest treatments and injectable options. During a consultation, we can guide you through the right options for your unique treatment areas and anatomy. That way, you get the filler option that checks all your boxes.

What are Refyne and Defyne?

We understand the aging process a lot better than ever before now. As you age, your body’s rejuvenating processes begin to slow down, resulting in a slower rate of cell turnover and collagen production. Together, these factors begin to result in a loss of volume under the skin and the formation of lines and wrinkles. Today, cosmetic treatment options aim to address these factors in many different ways.

Both Refyne and Defyne are options within the Restylane® family of fillers. They are made with a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, a molecule normally found in your skin that is responsible for retaining moisture and giving your skin suppleness. When hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into your treatment area, they create artificial volume to push up the skin and fill in wrinkles and lines. This means that hyaluronic acid fillers are different from other injectables like Botox®, a neuromodulator, or Sculptra®, a poly-L-lactic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers remain some of the most popular injectable options available because of their versatility and excellent results compared to their cost and ease of use.

What makes Refyne and Defyne different from other fillers?

Refyne and Defyne are specifically tailored for use in some of the most mobile parts of the face. This includes areas like the lines and folds around the mouth. Although other options for these treatment areas exist, Refyne and Defyne present some great advantages. Specifically, they are made using Restylane’s XpresHAn Technology™, which is a unique, scientific cross-linking method used during manufacturing. This means that the hyaluronic acid molecules are strategically bound so that they retain their soft flexibility while also remaining strong and resistant to breakdown over the course of its life after injection. Especially when used around the mouth area which regularly responds to expressions and motions like chewing, certain fillers can break down much more quickly or inhibit natural-looking movement. Refyne and Defyne are specifically created to combat this phenomenon by being especially silky and smooth underneath the skin.

What can they be used for?

Both Refyne and Defyne are FDA-approved for correction of deep facial wrinkles and folds like marionette lines or nasolabial folds. However, these injectables are highly versatile and can be used in many different areas that require volume but also experience a lot of movement. This can include areas like the cheeks, jawline, forehead, or temples. As with any injectable, you should be sure to discuss any allergies or history of reactions with your cosmetic physician so they can determine whether these options are the right ones for you.

In the hands of an experienced cosmetic physician, dermal fillers can be an excellent tool to help achieve your cosmetic goals that are considered off-label. For this reason, it’s extremely important to always receive your injections from an experienced cosmetic physician or injector under the guidance of a cosmetic physician or board certified plastic surgeon. There are some risks that come with dermal fillers, especially when they’re offered by uncertified providers at cheap prices.

What is the difference between Refyne and Defyne?

Although Refyne and Defyne can seem very similar, there are some slight differences that make one better than the other when it comes to certain concerns. For example, Refyne is more flexible and provides less support than Defyne, which is less flexible but more supportive. However, you can often benefit from using both, albeit in different areas. For example, your smile lines may require more flexibility while you might need more support for marionette lines. Our cosmetic physicians can recommend the right injectable and product amount for each specific area during a consultation.

What are the benefits?

There are a lot of benefits of picking Refyne and Defyne over other injectable fillers. Most importantly, both options provide the right balance between flexibility and support, making them an extremely versatile treatment option. Although it can be a good thing that some injectables are tailored to a specific treatment area (like those made for deep injection), both Refyne and Defyne can help to address the little areas where one specific option might not be ideal. Additionally, it still allows you to make the natural expressions that make you unique while also providing long-lasting lift and support for around one year. As with any filler or injectable treatment, Refyne and Defyne are excellent options for rejuvenating your look or exploring your cosmetic goals without the hassle of downtime or surgery. If you’re looking for a quick boost before your big event, these options may be for you.

What treatments complement these options best?

We’re big believers in a well-rounded treatment plan. This means that your concerns can be effectively treated using an array of options and products to make sure you get ideal, lasting results. With Refyne and Defyne, we often recommend additional injectable treatments like Botox, Dysport®, or Xeomin® to relax existing wrinkles and prevent the formation of additional ones. Also, we can recommend the best in skin rejuvenation treatments to address wrinkles and fine lines, tightening and smoothing the skin while your fillers provide extra volume. Great skin also happens at home, so we can help you craft the right skincare regimen to address your concerns in the long-term.

Although fillers can be an excellent option, they can only go so far to achieve your goals. In this case, we can determine whether you might benefit more from a surgical or minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedure to tighten and lift the skin. In this case, we can still recommend the best skincare treatments and injectable options to maintain your long-term results.

Schedule a Consultation

Refyne and Defyne are excellent options when it comes to finding a filler that has everything you need. During a consultation at our Livingston and Martinsville offices, we can recommend the best injectable options for your unique goals and treatment areas. We understand that the world of injectables can be overwhelming, so our cosmetic physicians strive to be leading experts in the world of injectables, their techniques, and the amazing results they can achieve. To schedule a consultation and get started, contact us by calling or filling out our online form. Also, be sure to check out our Refyne and Defyne before-and-after gallery to see what our cosmetic physicians can do for you.