You want to look naturally youthful and beautiful at any age. This doesn’t have to require invasive procedures that attempt to half your age. Often, we find that adults of all ages are perfectly happy with minimally-invasive treatments that simply soften the signs of aging like lines and creases around the face. We are pleased to be able to achieve outstanding results using Resilient hyaluronic acid known as RHA®. This line of malleable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers achieves beautifully natural-looking results by molding and bending to your tissue with natural movements.
What Are RHA Fillers?
The RHA Collection by Revance is a line of FDA-approved dermal fillers. They are formulated with hyaluronic acid, like many of the dermal fillers that have been used for the past several years, but are manufactured to move differently beneath the skin. Within this collection are:
- RHA®2, designed for lip enhancement and the correction of fine lines and wrinkles.
- RHA®3, formulated for the correction of deeper wrinkles, jowls, and downturned corners of the mouth.
- RHA®4, designed for the deepest creases and loss of volume. This filler is ideal for cheek augmentation and jowl correction.
Who is a Candidate for RHA Fillers?
If you are interested in enhancing your facial shape, lips, or in correcting the signs of aging using injectable dermal fillers, you may be an excellent candidate for one or more of our RHA fillers. Your provider will conduct a thorough review of your concerns and medical history to ensure you are not allergic to the ingredients in the filler. Most people are not, considering that hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance. During your consultation and brief examination of your skin, your provider can determine which RHA filler may be ideal for your desired results.
What Are the Benefits of RHA Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are beneficial because they are built upon a naturally-occurring product that the skin uses to plump tissue and retain moisture. With age, we do not make the same amount of hyaluronic acid as we did in adolescence, so we begin to notice deflation, structural changes along the jawline, and deepening creases. Our RHA fillers don’t just fill in lines and creases and reshape the face to look younger and more vibrant. They do so while closely mimicking the natural hyaluronic acid that was previously present in the skin. By boosting the water content in the deeper layers of tissue via a smooth, consistent gel, RHA fillers work without altering the movement of the skin. You can expect to still look completely natural when you laugh, smile, talk, and make facial expressions.
How Does an RHA Injection Session Work?
Your RHA dermal filler session should take an hour or less, including your consultation! The injections typically take around 20 minutes unless multiple areas of the face are treated. Because the RHA Collection is made with a built-in anesthetic, there is no time taken away from your treatment to apply numbing cream or other products. Depending on the amount of product that your provider inserts, you may feel slightly tingly or numb for some time after your appointment. This is not uncomfortable, nor does it prevent you from making normal facial expressions. After injecting the filler into creases or fleshy areas for a beautiful volume increase, the provider may gently massage the tissue to perfect its contours.
How Many RHA Sessions Will I Need?
You only need one RHA session to achieve noticeable, rewarding rejuvenation. If, after your initial session, you would like further enhancement, you may schedule a touch-up in two to four weeks. This will not elongate the duration of your results but will boost them to your desired degree.
How Long After an RHA Filler Treatment Will I See Results?
Hyaluronic acid begins working as soon as we inject the product into the desired layer of your skin. You will notice some improvement as soon as your provider has completed your treatment. That said, RHA fillers continue to settle and establish themselves in the target area for up to 48 hours, so you might also see your results build gradually over that time.
How Long Will My RHA Filler Results Last?
Each RHA filler is made for a unique purpose and goal. The variances between the different fillers may slightly alter how long each lasts. For example, smoother, softer RHA 2 that is used for fine lines and lip augmentation may not last as long as the more structural RHA 4 that is used on the jawline. Because these fillers have been designed specifically to mimic the movement of natural hyaluronic acid in the skin, they may wear off a little more quickly in some people than in others. Generally, we see the results of RHA filler treatment last upwards of 15 months before retreatment is needed.
Schedule An RHA Dermal Filler Consultation In Swansea!
We always feel excited about addressing the signs of aging and other cosmetic concerns using products we know and trust! To learn more about RHA filler treatment, schedule your consultation at Musick Dermatology and Advanced Clinical Spa. Call (618) 628-2588 today!