RHA by Revance

Lone Tree, CO

 

“RHA (resilient hyaluronic acid) is the only FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler for dynamic wrinkles & folds. Resembles the natural HA in the skin.”

What is RHA?

RHA is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is specifically made to provide natural results for dynamic (with movement) folds and wrinkles. This HA filler acts closest to the body’s natural HA, which provides beautifully natural results at rest AND in movement. Dynamic facial movements include:

  • Frowning
  • Smiling
  • Talking
  • Laughing
  • Squinting

RHA Filler Before and Afters

Photo Credit: The RHA Collection

FAQ's

Is RHA a good filler?

Whether something is “good” or not is a relative question, however RHA is the only FDA approved versatile filler that works great for both dynamic and static wrinkles/folds. At Elite we are big fans of RHA filler, because it acts like our body’s own hyaluronic acid, thus the results are natural to your own features. There are also fewer side effects with RHA due to its “clean beauty” ingredients, which is an added bonus when getting filler injections.

Who is a good candidate for RHA?

You may be a good candidate for RHA filler if you are 22 years and older, looking to soften lines and wrinkles that are especially caused by dynamic facial movements. This is a great filler option for those who have accordion lines along the cheeks, wrinkles around the eye area, and marionette lines or “smile lines”. RHA in Lone Tree, CO is a great option for many candidates, however we recommend scheduling a consultation to talk to a provider about your aesthetic concerns and goals. Book a free consultation at EMA below.

Who is not a good candidate for RHA?

You should avoid RHA fillers, or any HA fillers, if you are pregnant/breast feeding, have a history of allergic reactions to HA fillers, have severe bleeding disorders, or are allergic to lidocaine.

How long does RHA last?

RHA lasts for approximately 9-12 months. Results are dependent on the individual’s lifestyle, age, aesthetic goals/concerns, and the areas treated. 

Does RHA last longer than Juvederm?

RHA fillers may have a longer lifespan than traditional fillers like Juvederm, because of the way the hyaluronic acid is processed. RHA filler may take longer for the body to metabolize, thus providing longer-lasting results compared to other HA fillers. This is because RHA is the most similar to our innate HA in the body due to it’s long chains. So the immune system recognizes it as normal and doesn’t attack it/break it down right away. Shorter chain HA fillers like Juvederm are recognized more quickly and broken down faster, and possibly with more complications due to immune reactions from their cross-linking. 

How long does it take RHA to work?

RHA, like all hyaluronic acid fillers, work immediately once they are injected into the desired area. However, it is best to give it 2 full weeks to heal from potential bruising and swelling before the final results are revealed. Learn more about how to reduce swelling and bruising from filler injections below.

Can rha be used around the eyes?

Absolutely! RHA is the only FDA-approved filler for dynamic folds and wrinkles where there is repetitive movement such as the eye area, or the “crows feet” from smiling, laughing, and squinting. RHA is also a great option for under eye hollows.

IS RHA better than Juvederm?

RHA fillers tend to be “cleaner” than other fillers, such as Juvederm, because they require less processing than traditional fillers. This means that the hyaluronic acid is more pure and acts like our body’s own HA. In terms of it being “better” than other fillers is subjective to an individual’s aesthetic goals and anatomy. We recommend consulting with an injector to explore all of your options!

Where can you put rha filler?

RHA works great for the following areas:

  • Vertical Lip lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines
  • Around the eyes (crows feet)
  • Glabella (11’s)
  • Lips
  • Cheeks 
  • Accordion lines (wrinkles that form on the cheek when smiling)
  • Chin/jawline
  • Under eyes 
  • Neck  

What are the risks of RHA filler?

Potential side effects/risks with RHA filler are similar to traditional HA fillers. This may include swelling, bruising, lumps/bumps, redness, tenderness, vascular occlusions, minor pain, skin discoloration, or itchiness. Ensure you are aware of all potential side effects, pre and post care instructions, and your provider knows of your medical history before undergoing treatment. 

Is there downtime after RHA filler?

There is always potential bruising and swelling associated with filler, but you can resume your normal activities after injections. Follow your provider’s post care instructions, but some general things to avoid after injections:

  • Intense exercise for 24-48 hours
  • Makeup application for 24-48 hours
  • Touching the treated area for 24-48 hours
  • Harsh products such as scrubs, AHA/BHA’s, and retinols 
  • Alcohol or blood thinning medications/supplements (if approved by Dr.)
  • Facials and/or facial massages for 2 weeks
  • Dental work for 2 weeks
Ensure to schedule a follow up appointment with your injector 2 weeks after initial injection date. 

How much does RHA filler cost?

RHA filler, on average, costs $600-$1,000 per syringe/per area depending on the location and the provider injecting. It is best to consult with a provider to discuss your questions and budget as facial filler can be complex and needs a treatment plan in order to achieve most goals. Visit EMA’s injectable pricing below. 

Is RHA filler more expensive than traditional fillers?

Not necessarily. RHA filler is generally priced similar to other traditional fillers. However, this may vary based on clinics, complexity of the facial filler treatment, and the provider/injector’s education and experience. 

IS RHA filler good for the lips?

Yes! If you are wanting more plump lips, RHA is a great option for you. Like most HA fillers, RHA is great for plumping and smoothing lines and wrinkles, especially in the lips and around the mouth!

What is the difference in RHa 1 (Redensity), 2, 3, & 4?

The RHA collection comes with different consistencies of HA filler options to best accommodate different aesthetic concerns and facial anatomy. Below are descriptions of the differences in RHA 1 (Redensity), 2, 3, and 4

  • RHA 1 (Redensity): the thinnest HA formula that softly smooths and plumps wrinkles on the skin for a natural result
  • RHA 2: a stretchier formula that is ideal for moderate facial wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, and minor plumping
  • RHA 3: a thicker formula that is best for building up volume and moderate in-set wrinkles/folds
  • RHA 4: the strongest/thickest formula that is ideal for deep facial folds and contouring facial features

Again, it is best to consult with your provider to see which RHA option is best fitted for you, and stay tuned for RHA 1 coming soon.

RHA Filler in Lone Tree, CO may be a great option for you! If you are located in the Denver, CO area and want to explore your facial filler options, schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our EMA providers. Click the button below:

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