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RHA stands for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, and RHA Collection fillers were specifically formulated to treat dynamic fine lines, wrinkles, and facial folds. In fact, RHA Collection fillers are the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers for use on dynamic facial wrinkles and folds in the skin. Dynamic wrinkles and folds develop on areas of the face that move often. This includes areas that move when individuals, frown, smile, squint, laugh, and talk. The repetitive movement leads to wrinkles and creases in the skin over time. This includes those movements that are intentional as well as the unconscious, micro-movements that take place without us noticing. Many dermal fillers and neurotoxin injections, which are often recommended to address fine lines and wrinkles, may not be the best option to address dynamic wrinkles and folds in the skin. While these areas need to move as we express ourselves, other treatment options can leave them looking stiff or frozen. The RHA Collection is designed specifically to adapt to natural facial movements, allowing you to fully express yourself in the moment without the lingering wrinkles and fine lines after. Treatment with RHA Collection fillers offers more natural results when the face is at rest, as well as in motion.
RHA Collection dermal fillers are a good option for patients who are over the age of 22 who want to address dynamic wrinkles, fine lines, folds, or volume loss on the face. Before beginning any cosmetic dermatology treatment, you should always let your dermatologist know about any underlying health conditions, past reactions to treatment, and medications you’re taking.
You should, specifically, let your dermatologist know if you:
RHA Collection hyaluronic acid fillers are specially formulated and developed using a gentle manufacturing process to deliver a hyaluronic acid filler that mimics the natural hyaluronic acid in your skin. This means it moves, looks, and feels more like the hyaluronic acid that’s naturally present in the skin, giving RHA Collection fillers their resilience and allowing them to address dynamic fine lines, wrinkles, and folds more effectively. The RHA Collection of fillers is referred to as a collection because there are different formulations available. Your dermatologist will select the best RHA Collection filler formulation to help you achieve your specific goals.
The formulations are typically used as follows:
The treatment will take about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size and location of the area being treated. Your dermatologist will inject RHA Collection dermal fillers into the treatment site. This injection is performed using a small needle or cannula and the filler contains lidocaine, which numbs the skin to keep the process pain-free. After injecting the filler, your dermatologist may massage the treatment area to ensure proper distribution of the filler material. You’ll likely come in for a checkup visit after a few weeks. At that time, your dermatologist can help you determine whether or not further treatment is needed. Some people may require a touch-up at this appointment to achieve their desired results. Additionally, you’ll develop your retreatment plan to maintain your results during your follow-up appointment.
After treatment, your dermatologist will provide you with a list of aftercare instructions that should be followed closely to ensure fast healing and minimize side effects. For the first day after treatment, you should not engage in strenuous exercise, expose your skin to extremely hot or cold temperatures, or consume alcohol.
In most cases, all side effects of RHA Collection fillers are mild and diminish or go away completely within the first few days of treatment. The most common side effects of RHA Collection fillers include:
In addition to these mild, common side effects, there are some rare concerns and complications associated with RHA Collection fillers, including the risk for unintentional injection into a blood vessel, which can lead to serious concerns like vision changes and permanent scarring. As is the case with any injectable treatment, there is a risk for skin infection. Let your dermatologist know right away if you notice any warning signs of infection, including fever, nausea, or head and body aches.
One of the best things about hyaluronic acid fillers is that they can last significantly longer than other types of dermal filler, which need to be readministered two or three times a year to maintain the desired appearance. While each person will react to treatment with RHA Collection fillers a little differently, the results usually last between 12 and 15 months before retreatment is needed.
*Results may vary by individual