What is RHA?
Injectable dermal fillers are often utilized to replenish lost facial volume. The face can lack volume for a number of reasons, but age and significant weight loss are commonly to blame. The process works by incorporating the filler under the surface of the skin to fill in areas lacking volume or shape. As the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler, RHA can effectively treat undesired fine lines and dynamic facial wrinkles for a younger appearance. Dynamic wrinkles and folds appear in areas of the face that move repetitively. Your face is dynamic, making millions of movements and micro-movements every day. Movements like squinting, frowning, laughing, and talking create dynamic wrinkles and folds. These wrinkles and folds can be difficult to treat because dermal fillers may cause the area to appear stiff or unnatural when the face moves.
RHA Collection is designed to be resilient enough to adapt to your facial movement, which may provide a more natural look at rest and in motion. Dermal fillers can also be added to other aesthetic treatments to provide the benefits of a traditional facelift without going under the knife, the risk of scarring, and the required recovery that follows. There are a variety of fillers that may help meet the expectations and goals of each patient. Contact our Jacksonville, FL facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.
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Is RHA Right for Me?
The best candidates for RHA fillers would be anyone seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing a surgical facelift. In most circumstances, those with significant signs of aging or who have recently lost a significant amount of weight have spots on their face that are uneven or sunken in. This makes them great contenders for injectable fillers. They are also a great option for men and women who do not want to risk the scarring that can occur following a surgical facelift.
How Does RHA Work?
In contrast to other dermal fillers on the market, RHA utilizes a specific manufacturing process with very few chemical alterations to help aid in the preservation of natural hyaluronic acid within the skin. Prior to your treatment, your injector will consult with you to gain insight into your cosmetic goals and determine which product may best deliver them. For the actual procedure, a numbing cream may be used as a local anesthetic to minimize the discomfort of the injections. Our team will decide the amount of filler that is necessary and will gradually and evenly inject it via a very fine needle. Keeping the desired result in mind, either a portion or an entire syringe could be used during the procedure. RHA can be utilized in the mid-to-deep dermis, as well as the deep dermis to correct mild to severe dynamic wrinkles.
What Makes RHA Products different?
Like other HA dermal fillers, RHA is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) —but RHA is different, because it’s made differently. RHA uses a gentle manufacturing process with fewer chemical modifications. This process helps preserve the natural, longer chains of the HA, helping it mimic the natural HA found in your skin. This allows for more natural and beautiful tissue integration and a product that is less noticeable with facial movements. The result is a softer look and when at rest or in motion.
The RHA Collection is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers for dynamic wrinkles and folds and include three approved formulas: RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4.
Products in the RHA Collection are:
- RHA 2 is ideal for superficial smoothing, radial cheek lines, perioral lines and lip augmentation
- RHA 3 is appropriate for corners of the mouth, moderate nasolabial folds and the commissures
- RHA 4 is best for deeper lines and folds, nasolabial and lower face, and the jawline
The RHA Collection is designed to be long lasting—with proven clinical effectiveness and duration up to 15 months.
What to Expect After RHA
Following your RHA injections, you are able to return to your normal daily routine. You could have some slight swelling or bruising at the injection site, but this will subside over the next 24 – 48 hours. Though it may vary from patient to patient, RHA results can last up to 15 months. Touch-up appointments can also be administered to help preserve your results.
RHA fillers are a great way to experience more youthful, fuller, and smoother skin. With the ability to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume, RHA can help you feel more confident in your own skin. If you are interested in learning more, contact our Jacksonville, FL facility to schedule a consultation.