Your laugh lines may signify a life well-lived, but that doesn’t make them any easier to look at in the mirror. Thankfully, there’s a simple, non-invasive solution to smooth away those lines: Restylane Defyne. At The Refinery Medspa & Wellness, we offer this dermal filler treatment to our patients in West Melbourne and Indian Harbour Beach, FL, helping them reclaim their beauty and confidence. Below, we’ll explain exactly what this treatment is for, how it works, and more.

What Does Restylane Defyne Treat?

RestylaneMany people are already familiar with the brand name Restylane and its cosmetic benefits. It’s an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler. Its primary purpose is to soften and smooth the appearance of deep-seated laugh lines. In particular, it targets marionette lines and nasolabial folds around the mouth. It’s also suitable for correcting mild-to-moderate cases of chin retrusion (a receding chin).

During a treatment session, we inject Defyne into the space underneath your facial folds, where the gel forms a stable foundation. In turn, the gel base helps to lift the depressed skin to its original height. By filling in those wrinkles, the skin looks soft and smooth, creating a more natural and youthful appearance. Defyne is one of our most popular anti-aging treatments, and there’s a reason for that—because it works!

Defyne: Powered by Hyaluronic Acid and XpresHAn Technology

You already know that the star ingredient in Defyne is hyaluronic acid. However, Restylane is one of the most trusted and effective brands of dermal fillers due to its innovative formula. It’s the only family of dermal fillers on the market with the proprietary XpresHAn Technology.

Essentially, XpresHAn Technology refers to an exclusive manufacturing process. Once the Defyne formula undergoes this process, it’s able to integrate and absorb into your tissues seamlessly, blending in rather than just sitting on top. As a result, the filler gel moves effortlessly with your natural facial expressions. It prevents the occurrence of stiff, abnormal mouth and muscle movements, which are common side effects of many other dermal fillers.

Where Can You Use This Treatment?

One of the best benefits of Defyne as a dermal filler is its versatility. Its primary use is filling and smoothing laugh lines (a.k.a. nasolabial folds or smile lines) around the mouth, but that’s not all. Defyne is also effective at adding volume to marionette folds and other areas like the jawline, cheeks, and temples. Furthermore, many of our patients with a “weak” or receding chin have experienced noticeable improvement after treatment.

What Results Can You Expect From Defyne?

Restylane’s HA-powered Defyne formula is meant to correct facial wrinkles and folds, including laugh lines. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, and collagen production slows down. Inevitably, this causes a loss of volume in certain areas of the face and creates wrinkles. One of the most common areas wrinkles form is around the mouth.

As a treatment, Defyne aims to soften and smooth the wrinkles on your face by filling in areas with volume loss. While individual results will vary, many patients enjoy post-treatment benefits for anywhere between six and 12 months. Factors like your skin type, volume loss, and lifestyle choices can affect how long your results will last.

Clinical Trial Results

Restylane is a well-respected brand and one of the most popular choices on the market for dermal fillers. Defyne is FDA-approved and has undergone clinical trials to verify its safety and effectiveness.
In one clinical trial, 60 patients received a treatment of Defyne to correct issues like chin retrusion, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. After nine weeks, the researchers surveyed each patient regarding their treatment results. Here’s the hard data:

  • 100% of the patients experienced an improvement in their facial harmony 
  • 97% of the patients were satisfied with their overall facial balance 
  • 95% of the patients were satisfied with their facial symmetry
  • 98% of the patients saw an improved appearance of their double chin


Remember, everyone is unique, and results aren’t guaranteed. However, the Defyne formula is one of the best and most effective treatments for laugh lines and chin retrusion. Why not try it for yourself and find out?

What To Expect During a Treatment Session

Many of our patients find themselves happily surprised at how fast and easy it is to receive Defyne. Most treatment sessions take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. However, this timeline varies depending on how many areas you want to treat. If you have severe wrinkles or want to correct multiple areas, your session may take the full hour to complete. Here’s the best part: there’s virtually no downtime! You can go about your day immediately after treatment.

Does a Defyne Injection Hurt?

Again, each person is unique and has a different tolerance for pain. The Defyne formula contains lidocaine (a local anesthetic) to make the treatment more comfortable. If you’re worried about pain, our staff can apply a topical anesthetic to your skin before you receive the injection to ensure your complete comfort. We use a very fine-gauge needle, which also minimizes pain. Many of our patients agree the treatment feels like a small pinch, nothing more.

Post-treatment, the most common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, itching, and tenderness. To avoid the formation of small bumps, we’ll massage the treatment areas gently after your session. This ensures the filler spreads evenly for a smooth, natural appearance.

Who’s a Good Candidate For Restylane Dermal Fillers?

Restylane Defyne is an ideal solution for people over age 21 with healthy skin. It’s not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. This hyaluronic acid dermal filler specifically targets moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds, which are the wrinkles between the nose and mouth. It’s also for smoothing and filling in laugh lines on the lower half of the face and can correct the appearance of a receding chin, making it project more.
You may also be a good candidate for Defyne if you:

  • Want a safe and effective anti-aging treatment for deep laugh lines 
  • Can follow preparation and after-care instructions properly
  • Want a dermal filler that doesn’t make your face look stiff or unnatural
  • Like the idea of a wrinkle treatment that has virtually no downtime and long-lasting results
  • Want to enhance your beauty without undergoing invasive surgery

The Refinery Medspa & Wellness in West Melbourne and Indian Harbour Beach: Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Here at The Refinery Medspa & Wellness, we’re proud to help our patients in Indian Harbour Beach and West Melbourne accomplish their health and beauty goals. When you come to our office for a Restylane Defyne treatment, you can expect to receive compassionate, superior-quality care from our staff. We go above and beyond to ensure you have an exceptional experience here at our state-of-the-art medspa from the moment you walk through our doors.

If you’re tired of seeing wrinkles and laugh lines when you look in the mirror, it’s time to consider Restylane Defyne. This safe, FDA-approved dermal filler targets the appearance of wrinkles, leaving smooth, youthful skin in its place. If you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area contact The Refinery Medspa & Wellness and Skin & Body by The Refinery by using our simple online form. Alternatively, you can also call us at 321-341-3321 to reach us in West Melbourne, FL, or call us at 321-428-3004 to reach us in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest deals and specials & events!