Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA®) fillers are the “clean” filler option for dynamic facial wrinkles
Dynamic facial wrinkles — like the wrinkles that form when you smile, frown, or raise your eyebrows — have long been treated with neuromodulator injectables like Botox and Dysport. At California Skin & Laser Center, we are excited to offer a new filler option, Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, or RHA, fillers. This new filler option treats even the most wrinkle-prone locations on the face without diminishing your ability to make natural facial expressions.
RHA fillers: a cleaner option for treating wrinkles
Resilient Hyaluronic Acid fillers have “resilient” in the name for good reason: they are specially formulated to treat even the most difficult facial wrinkles. RHA fillers are considered a “cleaner” filler option than traditional hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm because they need less processing, resulting in an end product closer to the hyaluronic acid (HA) naturally produced by our bodies.
While RHA fillers are still chemically formulated, they are the purest option currently available, and the body tends to perceive them as less foreign. As a result, patients receiving RHA fillers have a reduced chance of negative reactions after treatment. Compared to traditional HA fillers and Botox, RHA fillers have many benefits:
- RHA fillers last for up to 15 months versus 6-12 months for traditional HA fillers.
- RHA fillers do double-duty by restoring lost volume and smoothing out both static and dynamic wrinkles.
- Because RHA fillers do not contain neurotoxins like Botox, you can continue making all of your normal facial expressions without a frozen look.
- Patients tend to experience less swelling with RHA fillers than traditional HA fillers.
- RHA fillers move more naturally in the skin.
- Like other fillers, RHA fillers can be combined with Botox and used in other body locations besides the face.
Types of RHA fillers
The RHA Collection contains three different types of fillers that are targeted to different depths of wrinkles:
- RHA 2 treats surface lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, radial cheek lines, vertical lip lines, and glabellar lines (the “elevens”).
- RHA 3 is designed for deeper wrinkles, including those around the corners of the mouth or nasolabial folds; it can also be used to smooth the cheeks and volumize the midface or lips.
- RHA 4 targets the deepest wrinkles and folds, including those along the jawline and lower face; it can also be used to contour the cheeks for more pronounced and elevated cheekbones.
Dr. Gerald N. Bock of California Skin and Laser Center has three convenient office locations in the areas of Lodi, Stockton, and Elk Grove, California to assist patients with addressing the unwanted signs of aging. His practice has a wide range of hyaluronic acid injectables available, and this now includes integration of the RHA Collection of dermal fillers.
What is the RHA Collection of dermal fillers?
In the past, dynamic wrinkles and folds were only treatable with medications such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by muscle contractions, including crow’s feet, forehead folds, and glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Injectables such as Botox reduced muscle contraction to smooth the area and provide a more youthful appearance, reducing and sometimes eliminating imperfections on the upper third of the face.
But now, patients have another option to consider, including the RHA Collection of dermal fillers. The RHA Collection of dermal fillers provided by exclusive practices such as California Skin and Laser Center help patients achieve treatment of dynamic wrinkles and folds without neurotoxin injections. Instead, these fillers are used to smooth away dynamic wrinkles and folds in another way, ensuring noticeable results without stiffness or unnatural movement of the face. In fact, the RHA Collection is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for use in dynamic wrinkles and folds, making it an exclusive and proprietary treatment for those seeking anti-aging benefits without surgery.
How is the RHA Collection different from traditional hyaluronic acid fillers?
Patients may be well aware of the benefits of the hyaluronic acid injectable used to address fine lines and wrinkles on the face. But in areas where dynamic wrinkles have formed, these injectables were not as effective as neuromodulators. With continued research, patients can now use a resilient hyaluronic acid filler that has been approved for treating these unique areas without stiffness. This wrinkle filler can also be used alongside other dermal fillers around the face to ensure the most noticeable and long-lasting results achieved.
Why choose fillers over surgery?
While plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts are still appropriate for patients with severe skin laxity and wrinkle formation, those with mild to moderate imperfections may find that hyaluronic acid injectables are effective at achieving results without surgical intervention. Plastic surgery is often expensive, leaves behind scars, and can increase one’s risk of complications including infection. In many cases, patients can avoid this treatment and instead use simple injectables to achieve the changes they desire. Fillers are also done in just a few minutes right in the practice. Without downtime and recovery, patients can achieve a youthful look and avoid taking time off of work, school, and social activities as they would with a traditional surgery. We also offer laser treatments, peels and surgery for patients who may not find the results they desire with cosmetic injectables available at California Skin and Laser Center.
What can I expect from my RHA Collection of dermal fillers treatment?
First, patients of the Lodi, Stockton, and Elk Grove, California will want to undergo an initial assessment with Dr. Gerald N. Bock to determine if they are a good fit for injectables such as this. This assessment includes an evaluation of the skin and discussion of the goals the patient would like to achieve. If the RHA Collection of dermal fillers is deemed appropriate for their needs, the patient will have their injections administered during the same appointment. Patients relax in the treatment chair as the doctor targets the specific dynamic wrinkles of concern, and injects the hyaluronic filler where it is needed. His expertise and experience ensures natural results and the safe treatment patients would expect from our providers.
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How long does the RHA Collection of dermal fillers last?
Because there are several fillers available in this collection, the longevity of each one varies. Most patients can enjoy results for several months before they need to revisit California Skin and Laser Center for touch-up injections. Patients who take great care to attend their routine visits will be able to enjoy their results without changes in-between visits that become noticeable. We want our patients to know that we provide results that look natural and ensure the look patients desire for themselves. Patients also love how affordable these injections are, especially when compared with more invasive procedures such as facelifts.
Request an appointment with Dr. Gerald N. Bock to discuss your options further
If you are interested in learning more about aesthetic medicine and wrinkle filler options, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with the team at California Skin and Laser Center. We are dedicated to providing patients in the areas of Stockton, Lodi, and Elk Grove, California with solutions for achieving a more youthful appearance without plastic surgery. We accept new and established patients in our practice locations throughout California. GNB