RHA Filler Overview
Treats: Dynamic wrinkles and expression lines
Length: 10-15 minutes
Anesthesia: None needed
Side Effects: Minor redness, swelling, or tenderness around the injection sites
Risks: Mild bruising, firmness or lumps for 1-2 days
Recovery: Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure
Duration of Results: Up to 18 months
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
“I’ve seen Heather twice now for fillers and she is very nice and highly skilled. She takes as much time as needed to answer all my questions. It’s easy to make an appointment and the office team is very friendly.”
-Meredith G, Yelp
RHA fillers work with our facial movements unlike other injectable fillers, resulting in a more natural look. This unique feature allows RHA fillers to treat dynamic wrinkles and folds, or wrinkles caused by movement. In fact, they’re the only FDA-approved dermal filler for these types of wrinkles. In the past, neuromodulators were the only option for treating expression lines on the forehead and around the eyes.
There are four different types of RHA fillers: RHA 2, RHA 3, RHA 4, and RHA Redensity.
RHA 2 treats mild to moderate dynamic wrinkles and lines. Lip lines and other lines around the mouth are frequently treated with this RHA filler. RHA 2 is also an effective treatment for fine lines in the outer corners of the eyes, known as crow’s feet.
RHA 3 works on moderate wrinkles and folds. It’s commonly used around the nose and mouth treating deeper wrinkles and lines like nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
RHA 4 adds volume to facial contours while reducing deep wrinkles and folds. It’s often recommended for the cheeks or jowls, as well as more stubborn nasolabial folds.
Redensity is the latest RHA filler to hit the market. It works especially well for reducing lip lines. In spite of all the notorious movement around the mouth, Rendensity has excellent longevity with exceptional visual results.
RHA fillers commonly treat the following areas:
- Lines around the mouth
- Underneath the eyes
- Nose creases
Almost any dynamic wrinkle or facial line can be effectively treated with RHA fillers.
RHA fillers have unprecedented longevity, compared to neuromodulators or even many dermal fillers. RHA filler results can last 9-18 months. The duration of your results will vary based on the treatment area and how quickly your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid in the filler. Your practitioner will have more information about the expected longevity for your particular treatment.
Our expert injectors at Carolina Facial Plastics perform RHA filler treatments, including Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, Amanda Piligian, PA-C, and Courtney Whitley, FNP-C. We start with a consultation to discuss your goals and create a plan for you that suits your needs and can achieve your desired results.
Give us a call at 704-842-3644 or book online to schedule your consultation with us today!
Frequently asked questions
Most patients find filler treatments to be relatively comfortable. A topical anesthetic is also available.
Once the effects of your initial treatment begin to wear off, your practitioner will evaluate the need for a new treatment. The amount needed will depend on how frequently you schedule your appointments. We will create a treatment schedule for you to ensure you can maintain your improvements indefinitely.
RHA filler treatments typically take just a few minutes to complete and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
RHA fillers are not the same as Botox. Botox targets muscle movement that create some types of wrinkles to create a smoother appearance. RHA fillers add support to the underlying dermal structure, smoothing away lines from the inside out.
Botox can also be combined with RHA fillers to enhance your results. They can be injected at the same appointment, or Botox can be injected first with a follow-up appointment for an RHA filler.
The results of RHA filler treatments are immediately visible and may continue to improve in the following days as any post-treatment swelling subsides.
The best RHA filler for you will depend on the depth of your wrinkles and your desired aesthetic results. Your practitioner will help you choose the RHA filler that serves you best at our office in Charlotte, NC. Call to schedule your consultation with us today.