Some see smile lines and laugh lines as a badge of honor; signs that we’ve lived and laughed to the fullest and truly enjoyed our youth. For others though, laugh lines aren’t something to brag about. Deep nasolabial folds like smile or laugh lines and marionette lines can age our complexion, adding years to our appearance. And on faces with less volume and fullness, these lines can make expressions severe and stern. Even the best smile can be ruined with severe smile lines. For those who don’t want to live with these distinct signs of aging, Restylane Refyne can help correct these lines for a more natural, younger looking face. Furthermore, with XpresHAn Technology, Restylane Refyne supports your natural expression for real-life results that help maintain natural movement when you’re smiling, frowning and even puckering up.
Restylane Refyne was approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Restylane Refyne provides a medium lifting effect and has been shown to maintain effectiveness for the treatment of laugh lines for up to 12 months.
How do hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane Refyne work?
Injectable fillers like Restylane Refyne are made from a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Your skin actually depends on HA to maintain its elasticity and flexibility as well as to stay hydrated since HA is excellent at retaining water. As we age, your skin begins to produce less and less HA causing skin to lose its elasticity and create deep folds and wrinkles and hollow pockets. The gel is injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth out these lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring, it’s perfectly safe to use even if you’re nursing or pregnant. So long as you are over the age of 21 and seek to correct deep wrinkles or fine lines, anyone is a candidate for Restylane Refyne injectable fillers. It addresses:
Restylane Refyne redefines your smile without severe laugh lines
The entire injection process is quite straightforward and fast. Before your injections, Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will provide local anesthesia to ease discomfort. It will take some time for the anesthetic to kick in, but afterwards you should feel minimal to no pain. Your provider will then ease the dermal filler under your skin to smooth out any targeted wrinkles and folds, instantly increasing volume. Following your injection, Your provider may massage the treated areas to evenly distribute the dermal filler and minimize any bruising or swelling. The whole procedure should take no more than 15-30 minutes depending on the size and scope of the areas to be treated.
If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.
Recovery after your injection treatment
After your treatment ends, you can return to your daily routine with minimal recovery and very little downtime. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site(s), but this should dissipate within a few days. If you experience any discomfort, apply an ice pack to the treated areas.
Because Restylane Refyne is an injectable filler and not a neurotoxin like BOTOX, results are immediate and long-lasting. Typically, results last up to 12 months with optimal treatment, although results vary from patient to patient.
Restylane Refyne Injections in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg
Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 24 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients. Furthermore, he has been recognized as a Top 100 volume injector for Restylane, Restylane Silk & Restylane Lyft.
If you are interested in Restylane Refyne injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation.