New Dermal Filler Options: Refyne and Defyne

In the world of dermal-fillers, you have probably already heard the names “Restylane” and “Juvederm“…

If you’re into this stuff, brace yourself!

2017 has only just begun, and there are already a bunch of new products for you…

As of a few weeks ago, there are now a few new funny-sounding names to add to the filler-injection arsenal. (Please note: this post is just about the 2x new Galderma dermal-filler options, but there is also a new Allergan filler option, Volbella, which we will be writing about later.)

We are pleased to introduce you to: Refyne and Defyne!

Although both of these products have been used in Europe for the past 7-years, they recently received their FDA-approval for usage in the United States.

Refyne and Defyne are extensions of the Restylane family, and they are both hyaluronic-acid (HA) based fillers. (HA fillers are the most popular variety thus far, as they are safe, dissolvable [if necessary], and versatile.) What differentiates Refyne and Defyne from the pre-existing fillers is that it is made with the patented “XpresHAn Technology”, which is intended to provide a natural-looking, flexible, and smooth improvement.

What’s the difference between Refyne AND Defyne?

Restylane Refyne is intended for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles or folds and provides more flexible support, while Restylane Defyne is a heartier, firmer product meant for the treatment of deeper facial-wrinkles.

Both Refyne and Defyne results last for approximately 12-months.

How does this improve the current filler offerings?

“Almost every patient we see is interested in the results that fillers can produce, but sometimes dipping that first toe into the pool of injections can be the most daunting.” says About Face owner Naomi Fenlin.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer Refyne and Defyne, because these next-generation HA-fillers provide a great way to ease people into dermal-fillers. The results are definite, but natural-looking enough so that no changes are crazy-obvious to friends and family. Offering an option that lets these treatments fit easily* into a normal person’s lifestyle and schedule is a key decision-making factor.”

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Restylane World.

These two new fillers join the already impressive Restylane family-tree; with the original Restylane, Restylane Silk (designed especially for delicate, sensitive areas like the lips), and Restylane Lyft (a thicker product meant for serious support, like cheek-plumping).

If European anti-aging and injection trends are any indicators for what the US can expect in the future, there may some additional Restylane babies coming down the pike.

* It must be said however, with any injections there is always a risk of bruising or swelling.