In 2020, the FDA approved RHA, a new kind of treatment for deep lines or folds.
What is RHA?
Simply put, the RHA Collection of fillers are the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers for dynamic wrinkles and folds, or wrinkles and folds that form with facial movements. RHA stands for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, which is different than other hyaluronic acid fillers in that it’s made to move with the many dynamic demands of your face. It’s also made to closely resemble the natural hyaluronic acid everyone has in their skin, helping to keep skin moisturized, voluminous, and firm.
Good Candidates for RHA
Nearly anyone can be treated with RHA, which is part of what makes it such a great procedure. Good candidates for this wrinkle reduction treatment are those who have wrinkles and folds in their face that form when smiling, frowning, or making other facial expressions. These include wrinkles like:
- Nasolabial folds
- Glabella wrinkles (forehead wrinkles)
- Perioral wrinkles (lines around the mouth)
RHA may also be recommended for more traditional hyaluronic acid uses, such as filling in facial volume loss or addressing static wrinkles that are always present. This is why the best way to know if you can benefit from RHA is to schedule a consultation with one of our providers before committing to any injectable procedure, as they can recommend the specific product and treatment that’s right for you.
Benefits of RHA
RHA offers many advantages over other dynamic wrinkle treatments, which primarily work by dampening the muscle response in targeted areas. The first is that RHA fillers last much longer than neurotoxins: up to 15 months compared to about three or four. The RHA Collection also lasts longer than many other dermal fillers on the market. Another benefit is based on the fact that your skin naturally has some amount of hyaluronic acid in it, which attracts water molecules to the skin to help keep it hydrated and youthfully plump. Over time, though, skin loses hyaluronic acid, contributing to an aging appearance. Adding RHA can help your skin look and feel more like your youthful self. RHA also uses a gentle manufacturing process. This process helps preserve the natural structure of the HA, helping it more closely resemble the natural HA found in your skin than other dermal fillers.
Finally, because RHA does not affect the movement of muscles, there’s no risk of looking stiff or unnatural when the face moves. It is made specifically to move with facial movements.
The RHA Procedure
RHA injections are quick and painless procedures that take less than an hour, which makes them great for a weekend or even lunch-break treatment. Your provider will first consult with you and give you an examination before preparing the right RHA formula for you. RHA 2 is for use around the lips and mouth, RHA 3 is for nasolabial folds, and RHA 4 is used to add volume to the face and create a more youthful contour. After injecting the filler throughout the treatment area, you are free to go home or continue on with your day.
RHA Filler for Dynamic Wrinkles in Jacksonville
People in Jacksonville now have the opportunity to experience the awesome effects of resilient hyaluronic acid for themselves. Learn more about this new technique to treat dynamic facial wrinkles in a consultation with one of our providers. Get started by calling our office or contacting us online today!