Revance’s Resilient Hyaluronic Acid ® (RHA®) is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for dynamic wrinkles and folds. Read on to learn more about this crowning jewel of skincare biotechnology.
What is RHA®?
RHA® (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) is a groundbreaking type of dermal filler. Dermal fillers are extremely popular due to how transformative this treatment can be to create plumper lips, more defined cheekbones, and highlight your other signature features. Dermal fillers are administered underneath the skin to replenish volume, soften lines, and smooth creases. Hyaluronic Acid, which is used in many dermal fillers, is a substance that is naturally found in your body and effectively hydrates and plumps skin.
RHA® is a unique hyaluronic acid filler because it is the first and only FDA-approved HA filler for dynamic folds and wrinkles. RHA® is manufactured with a uniquely gentle technique to preserve hyaluronic acid’s natural structure, which more closely mimics the hyaluronic acid found in your skin.
What Does RHA® Treat?
RHA® is designed to treat wrinkles and other signs of aging without appearing unnatural or sacrificing your ability to express yourself. Over time, the wrinkles and folds that appear when you laugh, smile, or squint slowly become permanent static wrinkles. Many men and women choose to schedule their appointment with Ava MD to learn more about how dermal fillers can help minimize the appearance of these wrinkles.
However, traditional fillers have struggled to mitigate the effects of dynamic folds and wrinkles without sacrificing much of your skin’s natural movement or resting appearance. And that is why RHA® filler is so groundbreaking – it achieves the same beautiful results as traditional fillers while also moving with your skin to allow for natural facial expressions.
To generate such innovative results, there are three formulas used in the pioneering US Revance RHA® injectable filler collection:
- Redensity™: treats and corrects moderate to severe dynamic perioral rhytids, also known as lipstick lines or smoker’s wrinkles. Redensity™ is designed to fill dynamic lines and move naturally with the mouth.
- RHA® 2: treats the mid-to-deep dermis to address moderate to severe dynamic facial wrinkles like those around the mouth and to augment the lips.
- RHA® 3 treats the mid-to-deep dermis to address moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles and folds, like nasolabial folds and corners of the mouth.
- RHA® 4 treats the deep dermis to superficial subcutaneous tissue to address deeper nasolabial folds and deeper lines in the lower face and jaw.
The RHA® collection has only been made available to select US providers with a proven record of positive patient treatment outcomes. As such, we are proud to offer this innovative treatment to our patients.
What to Expect During an RHA® Treatment?
At Ava MD, giving our patients beautiful results is our top priority. We engage in an ongoing effort to exceed industry standards for health and safety by refining and increasing our rigorous protocols. Patients who are coming in for an RHA® treatment can expect the highest standard of care and noticeable results.
After examining your skin and discussing your concerns and goals, your Ava MD provider will create a customized treatment plan using RHA® filler.
Dynamic folds are also known as expression lines – since they appear and develop as we laugh, smile, and talk. RHA® filler can be used to target the following common problem areas:
- Glabella Wrinkles: Forehead furrows
- Nasolabial Folds: Laugh or smile lines
- Perioral Wrinkles: Lines around the lips and mouth
Since RHA® filler is so effective at filling these dynamic folds while preserving natural facial expressions, your Ava MD provider will carefully target these problem areas. Like other fillers, RHA® filler is a mostly painless injectable and a typical appointment lasts as little as 40 minutes!
As soon as your Ava MD places the RHA® filler in the targeted areas, you will be able to see the results. A major benefit of this patient-favorite noninvasive treatment is that RHA® filler has no downtime.
RHA® filler is unique in that it moves with your skin. This allows you to laugh and smile naturally, avoiding the stiff appearance that many people worry about when they book an appointment for fillers.
After your appointment, your skin’s plump, hydrated, and smoothed appearance will continue to improve over the next 2-4 weeks. Your RHA® results can last between 15 and 22 months!
If you are looking to improve the appearance of dynamic folds and wrinkles, Resilient Hyaluronic Acid ® may be a good choice for you. To learn more about RHA® and to schedule your consultation, just call Ava MD at 310-843-9915 (Beverly Hills) or 310-828-2282 (Santa Monica) today!