RHA is Resilient Hyaluronic Acid – Beautiful at rest. Flawless in motion.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in your skin and helps maintain its feel and structure. Blog Post: Why is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) So Important?
What Is The RHA Collection?
It’s the latest Swiss innovation in hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler technology, the most natural/least chemically modified filler, and massively popular in Europe – and now FDA-approved in the United States through an exclusive licensing agreement between the maker, TEOXANE SA and distributor Revance.
RHA dermal fillers have been clinically proven to last up to fifteen months. The unique formulation uses newly developed hyaluronic acid compounds that more closely resemble the natural HA found in our skin, which prolongs the the body’s natural absorption process, allowing the RHA fillers to last longer.
Designed for Facial Dynamics – Your face rests and moves, so it takes a malleable and resilient filler to dynamically adjust so you always look natural and beautiful, whether you’re expressionless, or emoting—talking, smiling, frowning, laughing.
Clean Beauty, Expertly Made – RHA’s manufacturing process is gentle to preserve the natural structure of HA, making it comparable to the natural HA found in skin. The HA is sourced from a non-animal product and chemical modification is limited, allowing it to be considered a clean product.
There are three approved formulations in the RHA Collection: RHA® 2, RHA® 3, and RHA® 4. All are injectable HA gel dermal fillers designed to smooth dynamic facial folds and wrinkles of the face; for example, the nasolabial folds between the nose and corners of the month. All formulations contain a small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic medicine to lower discomfort during injection.
RHA® 2 and RHA® 3 are indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis, and RHA® 4 for the deep dermis to superficial subcutaneous tissue level.
Which conditions can be treated?
If you look in the mirror and smile, talk, frown, or squint, you’ll see movements or even micro-movements, and possibly you’ll also see wrinkles or folds in the same areas as those movements. Over time, these repetitive, dynamic movements can deepen these wrinkles or folds.
The RHA Collection is designed to treat these areas to smooth the appearance of these wrinkles or folds, while appearing natural.
Learn more about the Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics master injectors because even the very best injectables require the artistry and skill of an experienced and caring medical professional. Dynamic wrinkles and folds can be difficult to treat without the appearance of stiffness – our master injectors are key to natural results.
Is RHA right for me?
The RHA Collections is approved for use in adults aged 22 years or older. A consultation – always complimentary – is required prior to treatment – book now!
Ideal candidates have dynamic folds or wrinkles around their cheeks, eyes, or mouth.
Key Benefits and Typical Results
• Clean beauty product
• Natural results
• Lasts up to fifteen months
• Immediate results with no downtime
• Resembles natural HA
What happens during treatment?
After the treatment area is cleaned, a few strategic injections will place the product under your skin. RHA contains lidocaine to minimize discomfort. After injection, your practitioner may massage the area to additionally place the gel.
Post-treatment care or downtime?
You may experience some redness and tenderness which you can calm with a cool, damp cloth. Avoid strenuous activity, bright light, alcoholic beverages, and blood thinners for 24 hours.
After your appointment, your practitioner will provide any additional details on post-care.
How long until I see results?
You’ll immediately see results.
How long will results last?
Results will last up to fifteen months.
What is the science?
The RHA Collection of dermal fillers represent the latest advancement in HA filler science and are designed with a crosslinking method that preserves the hyaluronic acid network to more closely mimic natural HA found in the skin. This unique formulation blends well into wrinkles and folds with excellent tissue integration. This results in the treated areas remaining supple with a natural looking outcome.
RHA stands for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid”. Resilience is an important quality for fillers placed in dynamic areas of the face, including the cheeks, around the eyes, and around the mouth. The resilience in RHA dynamic fillers not only provides a more natural result as you move your face, the HA also takes longer to metabolize. Because the RHA products move with your face and more closely resemble the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in your body, it will take longer for this product to break down, producing results that last longer than other HA-based fillers.