Using aesthetic products and services to restore youthfulness to aging skin is nothing new. As long as skin changes with age, people will seek ways to smooth lines and enhance the plump, glowing appearance of younger-looking skin.
When cosmetic injectables became the new standard treatment for filling in lines and restoring volume, the options generally fell into two categories – neuromodulators to treat dynamic lines and wrinkles or fillers for static lines and creases.
The Skin Retreat in Little Rock, AR, is excited to be among the first locations to offer a new line of anti-aging treatments, RHA® filler. RHA filler bridges the gap between neuromodulators and dermal fillers, providing a fresh, natural-looking, and feeling option for restoring youthfulness.
What Is RHA Filler?
RHA stands for resilient hyaluronic acid, a gel formulation designed to mimic the body’s hyaluronic acid more closely than ever. As a result, RHA fillers are more pliable than other fillers, giving you the flexibility to move your face naturally.
RHA fillers represent the next breakthrough in hyaluronic acid fillers and serve as the first and only resilient hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA for dynamic lines and wrinkles.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
The lines and wrinkles that develop on the face over time are considered either dynamic or static. Dynamic wrinkles appear when you make facial expressions, such as squinting or smiling, but they disappear when your expression clears. Static wrinkles become etched in the skin and are still visible regardless of the look on your face.
Typically, patients notice dynamic wrinkles in their mid-to-late 30s and static lines in their 40s and 50s.
Previously, neuromodulators were the only choice to treat dynamic wrinkles. Using botulinum toxin A, they block the signals from the nerves to the muscles and relax facial expressions, so they stop forming and deepening the lines.
In contrast, dermal fillers fill in static lines and wrinkles and restore volume and contour to the skin. However, traditional dermal fillers may cause a stiff or unnatural look in areas of the face that experience a lot of movement.
What’s Different About RHA Filler?
The RHA Collection is uniquely designed to offer enough resilience to move with your facial expressions, maintaining natural beauty without muted expressions or stiffness. However, that’s not the only difference RHA filler offers. The advanced new formula stands out in several ways.
RHA Fillers Compare to Natural Hyaluronic Acid
Many dermal fillers use synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) as their main ingredient. Your body naturally produces HA, but it makes less of it as you age. Skin aging and dryness are closely connected, and HA is a humectant, capable of binding to over a thousand times its weight in water molecules.
RHA fillers contain fewer chemical modifications than regular HA fillers, crosslinking longer chains of the molecules. They’re also processed at lower temperatures, so the natural structure remains mostly intact. As a result, patients tend to have fewer reactions to RHA fillers, as it’s a closer match to the body’s natural HA.
Most dermal fillers offer results that last six to twelve months. However, certain types, like lip fillers, only last six months. Still, that period is significantly longer than neuromodulators, like Botox, which requires treatments every three to four months to maintain results.
RHA fillers last around 15 months. In addition, they provide long-lasting results regardless of the product in the RHA collection. Both lip and cheek fillers offer results that extend beyond a year.
RHA Fillers Treat All Wrinkles
Traditional dermal fillers only target static wrinkles, as their formula is often too stiff to offer natural results when treating areas that experience a lot of movement. RHA fillers’ consistency and flexibility allow them to treat dynamic and static wrinkles, so you can temporarily smooth all facial lines and folds with one product.
RHA Fillers are Plump and Smooth
If you’ve tried neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport, you know they’re very effective at smoothing lines. However, if you’re hoping to contour or restore volume to the skin, you’ll need filler.
RHA fillers treat the dynamic lines that neuromodulators smooth and offer the plumping and contouring benefits of dermal cheek fillers.
Undetectable, Same Day Results
After dermal filler injections, slight swelling is normal. While cheek filler is typically inserted deeper into the skin, resulting in minimal swelling, lip fillers can swell for 24-72 hours after treatment.
However, the HA-mimicking formula of RHA fillers significantly reduces post-injection swelling. As a result, you’ll experience immediate, natural-looking results with less swelling than traditional products.
Which RHA Filler Should I Choose?
The RHA Collection features four different products formulated in various levels of structure and strength. Each product targets specific concerns, so you can achieve optimal results.
RHA Redensity is the first RHA filler for moderate to severe perioral wrinkles or age-related lines around the mouth. The RHA lip fillers allow you to retain the natural movements of the mouth while smoothing even the most delicate vertical lines in and around the lips.
RHA 2 also treats moderate wrinkles around the mouth, lips, and glabellar lines, commonly known as “elevens,” between the eyebrows. RHA 2 also offers surface-level smoothing of radial cheek lines.
RHA 3 targets moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and dynamic lines. RHA 3 often serves as a preferred choice for filling deeper lines around the face, such as nasolabial folds, jowls, and lip corners. RHA 3 offers more plumping and contouring than RHA 2 and Redensity.
RHA 4 treats the deepest wrinkles on the face, working as a jowl and cheek filler. It restores volume to the face’s outer contours and lifts and corrects facial folds and deep creases.
Discover the Difference between RHA Fillers
Smoothing wrinkles, plumping your lips, and restoring volume to your face can be a once-yearly event with natural, younger-looking results when you choose RHA fillers at The Skin Retreat. If you’re curious about the latest breakthrough in anti-aging injections, schedule your appointment with our office in Little Rock, AR.