The biggest innovation in dermal fillers is here.
Revance’s RHA® Collection of dermal fillers has raised the bar for treating wrinkled, aging skin, and Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery is proud to be one of the first practices in the country to offer this innovative designer filler. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, causing it to sag, fold, and wrinkle. RHA uses a pure form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, to reverse these tell-tale signs of aging while retaining the facial movements and expressions that make you you.
- What is RHA?
- How is RHA different from hyaluronic acid?
- Which areas of the face can RHA fillers treat?
- Which RHA filler is right for me?
- Are there any side effects associated with RHA fillers?
What is RHA?
Resilient hyaluronic acid (RHA) dermal fillers are the first and only fillers that are FDA-approved to treat dynamic facial wrinkles and folds (those that move with your natural facial expressions). RHA is called “resilient” because it is able to adapt to your own facial movements and expressions. RHA fillers smooth lines and wrinkles and return lost volume to the skin, lifting and contouring the face.
In the past, the only way to treat dynamic wrinkles was by injecting a neuromodulator such as Botox or Xeomin. But neuromodulators and traditional HA fillers can have the undesired effect of “freezing” the areas of the face they are injected into, making the face look unnatural when a person laughs, frowns, squints, or talks.
RHA fillers are revolutionary in that they can smooth lines and wrinkles in the face while still allowing a person to retain their natural facial movements. It’s your face, just younger and more refreshed.
How is RHA different from hyaluronic acid?
RHA closely mimics natural HA because it isn’t cross-linked like traditional HA fillers and contains very few additives. For these reasons, it has been embraced by the beauty world as a “clean” injectable. RHA fillers preserve HA’s natural structure, which helps provide moisture, volume, and support to the skin.
RHA fillers last longer than hyaluronic acid fillers
Because RHA fillers are flexible, they take longer to break down, and therefore last longer than traditional fillers. While traditional HA fillers last between six and 12 months, RHA fillers work for up to 15 months.
RHA fillers may be safer than other fillers
While it is common for patients to experience some minor swelling around traditional HA fillers, RHA has shown to cause less swelling. This is because RHA contains fewer proteins and has undergone less crosslinking, making it better tolerated by the body.
Which areas of the face can RHA fillers treat?
RHA fillers are effective at treating the following dynamic wrinkles and folds:
- Nasolabial folds
- Expression lines around the mouth
- Marionette lines
- Chin lines
- Glabellar lines in the forehead
These fillers are also great for contouring the cheeks, chin, jawline, and lips.
Which RHA filler is right for me?
RHA 2 is formulated to treat mild to moderate dynamic facial wrinkles and folds, such as horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, glabellar lines (a.k.a. the “elevens”), and crow’s feet around the eyes.
RHA 3 is injected into the mid-to-deep layers of the skin to treat deep wrinkles and creases, including nasolabial folds and vertical lip lines. It can also be used to add fullness to the lips and restore volume in the midface (think high cheekbones and smooth cheeks).
RHA 4 is injected deeper into the skin to provide structural support to highly animated areas of the face, such as the cheeks and mouth. It is effective at treating even the most advanced signs of facial aging.
Not sure which RHA filler is right for you? Dr. Branman and his team of skilled aestheticians can help you find the perfect RHA fillers to help you achieve your desired results.
Are there any side effects associated with RHA fillers?
Side effects associated with RHA fillers are similar to those from traditional HA fillers. These may include:
- Pain, tenderness, firmness, or itching
These side effects are temporary and typically mild.
Sign up for RHA fillers with Dr. Branman
Dr. Rhys Branman is a board certified cosmetic surgeon with over 30 years of experience safely performing dermal filler injections in the Little Rock area. Dr. Branman and the Little Rock Cosmetic staff are excited to be one of the first practices in the country to offer RHA fillers. These fillers are extremely popular and in high demand, so reserve your spot today by contacting us online or calling (501) 227-0707.