Wrinkles and folds on the face do not appear suddenly overnight. Typically, they start as faint lines that grow more noticeable and deepen as time goes by.
With Restylane® at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center, women and men looking for a smoother, more youthful look around the mouth and nose have solutions to fit the current state of their skin. Our Aesthetic Experts and Master Injectors offer two versions of Restylane®: Refyne® and Defyne®, each developed from the same hyaluronic acid-based formula, but specially made and FDA approved to address a specific level of lines. Our team has the training and experience with a vast range of skin types to help you to discover the best dermal filler to suit your unique needs.
What is Restylane®?
Skin loses its elasticity over time, with hyaluronic acid levels dropping as you age. Since hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping skin well hydrated and pliant, its loss leads to the development of wrinkles. Restylane® is a dermal filler that serves in place of that lost hyaluronic acid by adding volume and moisture to specific areas in the skin.
Once injected, it "fills in" creases and lines, giving skin a smoother and more youthful look. It can also be used for lip injections to give lips a rounder and fuller look. In the mouth and nose area, there are two primary places where large lines can develop. Nasolabial folds form between the sides of the nose and corners of the mouth, while marionette lines extend from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. Two members of the Restylane® family—Refyne® and Defyne®—focus specifically on these static wrinkles. Both Refyne® and Defyne® are made with something known as XpresHAn Technology™, which cross-links hyaluronic acid molecules to create a gel thatsupports natural-looking results that allow for a full range of expressions after your treatment. You will still look like yourself as you smile, frown, and laugh.
The fillers in the Restylane® family are good for a variety of uses, including:
Keep your skin hydrated with a moisturizer that contains cholesterol and fatty acids, and avoid moisturizers with a lot of water.
A daily moisturizer or a foundation with SPF will help provide protection from ultraviolet rays that damage your skin.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids keep skin moisturized.
During sleep, your skin has time to recuperate and can add longevity to collagen in your dermis. Sleep on your back to avoid pressure on your skin.
Cold weather and alcohol can also dry your skin.
Antioxidants found in avocados, pomegranates and green tea extract help repair damaged skin.
The filler itself is only half of the treatment equation. Your choice of injector is also an important factor, because beautiful lips require someone who is knowledgeable, experienced, and talented.
We're happy to say we have not just one, but several Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors on our team, each one with extensive training from national-level injectors. They worked hard to earn their Aesthetic Expert distinction, which the Bengtson Center gives only to those who have an eye for harmonious, natural-looking results—and the practical skill to achieve them.Meet Our Injectors
Today's cosmetic dermal fillers are becoming more and more targeted, creating ever more natural and subtle approaches to a beautiful, youthful appearance. In the hands of Dr. Bengtson and the Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors at the Bengtson Center, the range of different fillers available is like an artist choosing from an array of different paintbrushes. Each one can be carefully chosen and meticulously applied to craft your most natural and beautiful results.
Aside from Restylane Defyne® and Refyne®, the Aesthetic Expert, Master Injectors at the Bengtson Center are also experienced administering dermal filler from other lines, including the populist JUVÉDERM® family, which includes Voluma® for adding volume to the cheeks, Volbella® for plumping up lips, and the Restylane® options—is for nasolabial folds and other lines around the mouth and nose. All of these fillers can be combined with each other and a range of injectable treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, to rejuvenate the face as a whole with a liquid facelift". While minimally invasive treatments with temporary effects cannot duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, they are a long-lasting solution for patients who want to appear more refreshed, but are not ready to commit to surgery.
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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing