Women with puckered-up lips are now gracing magazine covers, billboards, and posters. The cosmetics industry is continuously coming up with different shades and different shades of lip products that would create the image of plump, volumized lips. While media defines the meaning of beauty and more women are keen on investing in expensive make-up and facial care, the aesthetic industry’s approach is geared towards beautiful changes that do not go away when you wash your face. Their answer to the growing needs of women to have those magazine-worthy, head turner luscious lips are none other than dermal fillers.
Yes, you read it right. What was initially advertised as a cure to facial folds, fine line and wrinkles are now being offered as a solution to thin, non-remarkable lips. Companies such as Galderma have shifted their marketing strategy by introducing dermal fillers such as their Restylane’s Refyne and Defyne fillers as a lip volumizer and enhancer. This is what could bring back the confidence of women struggling from wrinkles, facial folds, and thin lips alike. Lip fillers work by incorporating hyaluronic acid as one of its components.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the body. It is commonly present under the skin and it helps bind water keeping our skin moisturized and younger-looking. It also functions as a stimulant to the production of collagen and elastin which supplies the skin with nutrients that make it elastic and supple. As we grow old, our body’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin will not be at the same rate of production when we are younger. Thus, it is important to start using products that contain HA to assist in the production of collagen and elastin.
Having this is the skin that helps prevent the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds and also helps others achieve that youthful glow even with age. It prevents sagging, loss of moisture, and slows down the effects of exposure to the sun’s UV rays.
Restylane’s Defyne dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid that when injected to the affected areas does immediately and effectively smoothen the appearance of wrinkles, nasolabial folds, as well as marionette lines – those that run from each side of the eyes, of the nose and mouth towards the chin. The hyaluronic acid in Defyne locks in moisture to the treatment area, and increases support, provides hydration to skin cells and fibroblasts. Defyne™ is a dermal filler that uses XpresHAn Technology™. A natural expression is also maintained therefore avoiding the “fake” look result.
Getting treated by Defyne will create a skin that looks younger and tighter and glowing.
Defyne, compared to Refyne, is a thicker, firmer filler that could create a more plump, more luscious lips. Refine fillers are “bendable” fillers that can easily take the shape of the lips and create a plump look to those thin lips. Both Defyne and Refyne are widely known products under Galderma’s Restylane. Their use and application would highly depend on customer’s needs and doctor’s suggestions upon consultation.
A dermal filler procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that requires zero downtime after each session. Patients who get this treatment can resume working after. There is no reported facial paralysis reported since its conception and is considered one of the safest procedures available in the aesthetic industry. Each session usually lasts between 15 to 45 minutes depending on the area to be treated and on the number of injections to be done.
Since Defyne is a thick filler and is injected into areas to be treated such as areas with nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and wrinkles and on to the lips, the effects are satisfyingly noticeable right after the procedure. The full effects of Defyne fillers can be seen in a span of one to two weeks after the procedure and can last for 12 months or more for wrinkles. Effects last shorter when used on the lips, for about six months to one year, due to the range of movements the lips do.
Unlike other fillers available in the market today which creates a “fake” look after injection, Defyne is proven to create a more natural-looking plump on the lips. Although the effects are impressive, those who received this treatment can only wish that it could be permanent. What is good about Restylane’s dermal fillers is that it is completely safe to have successive treatments once the effects are no longer visible. This is also what makes this the choice among women all over the world.
Consultation should be done prior to the treatment to check for possible allergies. Since Defyne contains hyaluronic acid, a patient should be cleared first of any adverse allergic side effects to HA prior to treatment. Common side effects post treatment are rare but include, but not limited to, redness, swelling, tenderness at the treatment area, headache, bruising, and lump formation. They are typically mild in nature and resolves in 7 days for wrinkles and nasolabial folds treatment and less than 4 days for lips injection. A way to avoid side effects is to not consume alcohol before and after treatment. It is also advised to refrain from taking any blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, vitamin E supplements for a week before getting the fillers.
Restylane® Defyne™Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT usually comes with anesthesia to ensure that patients will be comfortable throughout the session. Thus, those who are hesitant to get the treatment due to the possible discomfort or side effects need not worry.