You care about what you put in and on your body. You buy wholesome food to nourish yourself, and research ingredients in skincare products. So, if you had the option, wouldn’t you choose a cleaner facial filler—especially if it offered superior results? Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA®) filler may be just what you’ve been waiting for.
What are RHA fillers?
Revance’s RHA® Collection of dermal fillers are the first and only fillers that are FDA-approved to treat dynamic facial wrinkles and folds (those that move with your natural facial expressions). RHA fillers are called “resilient” because they are designed to smooth and contour even the most wrinkle-prone areas of your face.
Why are RHA fillers considered “clean”?
Many sources consider RHA fillers to be “clean” because they require less processing than traditional HA fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, making them more akin to the natural hyaluronic acid (HA) produced in our bodies. As a result, people tend to be less reactive to RHA, as the body perceives it as less foreign.
However, since RHA fillers are still chemically formulated, we like to think of them as a “clean-er” family of fillers—and the purest currently on the market.
Which RHA filler is right for me?
The RHA Collection includes 3 different types of filler—RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4. Each of these fillers is specially formulated to treat different areas of the face:
- RHA 2 is designed to treat surface lines and wrinkles including vertical lip lines, radial cheek lines (those that fan out from the mouth when you smile), glabellar lines (a.k.a. the “elevens”), and crow’s feet.
- RHA 3 works best for treating deep wrinkles and creases, such as nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run vertically between the nose and mouth) and the corners of the mouth. It can also be used to volumize the lips and midface, and smooth the cheeks.
- RHA 4 is designed to treat the deepest lines and folds, namely those along the lower face and jawline. It is also effective at contouring the cheeks to create the appearance of high cheekbones.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure which RHA filler is right for you; Dr. Movassaghi and our team of skincare experts can help you determine which filler is best for your aesthetic goals during a personal consultation.
How do RHA fillers work?
RHA fillers smooth wrinkles by rebuilding lost volume in your tissues. Since RHA fillers don’t temporarily weaken facial muscles like Botox does, you’ll retain your natural facial expressions, they’ll just appear softer and more youthful.
How do RHA fillers differ from HA fillers?
According to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, people who received RHA fillers noted a significant aesthetic improvement and satisfaction rate compared to those who had HA fillers. Here are a few of the advantages RHA fillers have over traditional HA fillers and Botox:
- While traditional HA fillers last between 6-12 months, RHA fillers work for up to 15 months.
- Unlike Botox, RHA fillers treat wrinkles and restore lost volume.
- Unlike HA fillers, which are used to treat static wrinkles, RHA fillers can treat both dynamic and static wrinkles—meaning they can temporarily correct virtually any and all facial lines & folds.
- Patients who received RHA fillers experienced less swelling than HA fillers because of RHA’s cleaner formula.
- Because of their minimal refining process, RHA fillers move more naturally within the skin than HA fillers.
Can RHA fillers be combined with Botox?
For the ultimate nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, RHA fillers can be combined with Botox to reduce wrinkles, plump up tissues, and smooth skin. Botox can even enhance the effects of RHA fillers: since Botox temporarily limits movement in the area it’s injected, it can help your RHA filler last longer. If you decide to combine your RHA fillers with Botox, we may perform both injections during the same visit, or inject Botox first and plan a follow-up visit for you to receive your RHA fillers (so we can see the Botox take effect first).
Can RHA fillers be used in other areas of the body?
Aside from the face, RHA fillers can also be used to plump and hydrate skin in the neck, décolletage, and even the hands. It is especially effective at treating the “crepey” skin (named after its resemblance to crepe paper) that people often develop due to age, sun damage, and hormonal changes.
Can RHA fillers be undone?
Like HA fillers, RHA fillers can easily be dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. Dr. Movassaghi and our skilled Nurse Injector, Karen, can help patients reverse poor filler results they may have received from under-qualified providers. To ensure your RHA filler results will match your expectations in the first place, choose a board certified plastic surgeon or highly experienced nurse injector to perform your filler treatment.
Where can I get RHA fillers in Eugene, OR?
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiya Movassaghi is excited to offer RHA fillers to his Eugene patients. Dr. Movassaghi and Ziba Medical Spa’s Nurse Injector, Karen, have over 30 years of combined experience helping patients look younger and healthier with cosmetic injections. To learn more about RHA fillers, contact our office online or call (541) 686-8700.