Have you ever heard of facial hyaluronic acid fillers (HA fillers)? These fillers are soft and gel-like. They include Restylane Products, Juvederm Products, Revanesse Versa, and RHA Products. Fillers smooth out your facial wrinkles and folds to give you a natural look. They also tighten your skin, making areas of lost volume look full. Restoring skin for a youthful look is a great way to improve confidence!
What Are Traditional HA Fillers?
Traditional HA fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in your skin. Thus, the body readily accepts them and breaks them down gradually over time. The biodegradable nature makes HA fillers safe for all those looking to rejuvenate their skin.
The results are usually temporary and will last for 6 to 12 months. However, that depends on the individual so you may need additional treatment to keep the results longer.
What Is RHA?
These are the first fillers to get FDA approval to treat dynamic facial folds, wrinkles, and move with your natural facial expressions. RHA or resilient hyaluronic acid fillers are durable, hence the term resilient. Thus, they last longer, with an effectiveness of up to 15 months.
What Are the Benefits of RHA?
These are the best injectables yet! They have numerous benefits. Here is a look at some of them.
Mimic Natural Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
RHA fillers are smoother than Traditional HA fillers and contour all areas of your face—even those prone to more wrinkles and folds. The reason is they mimic natural HA in your skin. The result is a natural-looking volume boost that leaves you looking young and feeling confident. The fillers come in different types, each targeting specific facial areas. They include:
RHA 2: Targets the lips and smooths out the fine lines.
RHA 3: Targets nasolabial folds, filling in the deeper wrinkles.
RHA 4: It is ideal for the lower face and targets the deepest creases.
The fillers consist of longer chains. Thus, they have less cross-linking. They are also more resilient and malleable. It allows them to work on all the above areas, bending and molding your expressions.
Higher Concentration of HA
RHA fillers have a higher concentration of HA. Hence, they do not break down as fast as the traditional HA fillers. The longer chains slow down the degradation by free radicals and hyaluronidase enzymes naturally present in your skin. The result is enhancements that last up to 15 months, unlike the usual 6 to 12 months that traditional HA fillers offer.
The higher concentration of HA and less cross-linking result in a gentle formulation with fewer chemical manipulations. However, the product still lasts longer in the treatment area. It also makes it highly adaptable to skin movement, reducing friction and motion-related breakdown. RHA fillers will preserve your natural facial expressions as they work well with dynamic wrinkles.
RHA fillers contain an anesthetic. The most common is lidocaine, which helps you tolerate the injection. The doctor may also add a topical numbing cream that minimizes the discomfort.
For more information on RHA fillers, visit our online event on October 27th at noon. You can also visit Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center at our Deerfield Beach, Florida office. Call (954) 799-9600 to schedule an appointment today.