What is RHA collection of fillers?
The Revance RHA® Collection of fillers was developed in 2003 by a Swiss company, TEOXANE, and Madame Valerie Taupin (the co-creator of Juvéderm fillers). They are the first FDA-approved fillers to treat dynamic lines and wrinkles.
The RHA collection in Colorado Springs features 4 different specialized formulas to treat specific areas of the face:
- RHA 2 is ideal for lip augmentation and treating moderate to severe lines and wrinkles including crow’s feet, smile lines (radial cheek lines), frown lines, and creases around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds) for a soft, natural appearance.
- RHA 3 is a more robust filler designed for moderate to severe creases and wrinkles in nasolabial folds and the corners of the mouth (oral commissures) for a noticeable but refined smoothing effect.
- RHA 4 is best for restoring volume in the deepest folds and lines through the lower face and jawline. This formula can also be used to create a volumized, lifted cheekbone contour without obvious ridges.
- RHA Redensity features a thinner formulation and is designed to fill in highly-dynamic lines and wrinkles and wrinkles around the mouth while adding subtle volume without the heavy appearance thicker formulas may create in this area. It is the first FDA-approved filler to treat perioral wrinkles (dynamic lines and wrinkles around the lips and mouth).
The fillers in this collection are both flexible and highly-durable to maintain their smoothing effects as your face moves, so you can enjoy fewer wrinkles and still be able to make facial expressions.
What makes RHA fillers different from other dermal fillers?
Other dermal fillers, such as the Juvéderm® and Restylane® family of fillers, are made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance which also naturally occurs in the body. The latest in dermal filler products in Colorado Springs features a “cleaner” form of HA fillers called Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, or RHA, which is manufactured with fewer chemical modifications. RHA fillers integrate into the surrounding tissue as they fill dynamic facial wrinkles, achieving a smooth, more effortless look by moving with your natural facial expressions. Unlike traditional neurotoxins such as Botox® that temporarily block nerve signals to treated muscles, fillers from the Revance Collection do not interfere with muscle contractions.
Are RHA filler injections safe?
Yes—just like Juvederm and Restylane HA fillers, the RHA collection of fillers are FDA-approved and considered safe for injection under the skin. That said, your safety will also depend on proper technique. Each patient has a unique anatomy and physiology, making injectables a highly personalized treatment that requires an individualized approach to achieve optimal cosmetic results while reducing the risk of side effects or complications.
Who should I trust to safely inject RHA dermal fillers?
With any injectable, there is some risk involved so patients should only undergo treatment with a highly-trained medical professional or physician who has a thorough understanding of RHA filler products and facial anatomy, as well as a keen eye for aesthetics. When you request an appointment at PureLee Redefined, a doctor will perform your RHA dermal filler injection.
Am I a good candidate for RHA fillers?
You are likely a good candidate for RHA injectable treatment if you:
- Wish to improve lines and wrinkles with a “cleaner” formula of dermal filler
- Desire adding subtle, natural volume to your face while still allowing for a full range of facial expressions
- Want to enhance your appearance and facial skin quality
RHA filler offers quick, non-surgical wrinkle treatment that is easy to maintain—most patients request an appointment for touch-up injections with a licensed aesthetics specialist only 1-2 times a year.
Who should avoid RHA dermal filler to treat wrinkles?
The RHA collection of fillers should not be used on patients with an allergy to lidocaine or on patients with bleeding disorders. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should delay their treatment appointment as these injectables have not been approved for treating expectant or nursing mothers.
About your RHA facial filler treatment
Here’s what to expect at your appointment when receiving RHA dermal filler injections in Colorado Springs, CO from a board-certified doctor.
Before receiving RHA dermal filler injections, Kenya Lee, MD or Marvin Lee, MD will discuss your aesthetic goals and evaluate your skin to select the ideal RHA formula to achieve the anti-aging results you are looking for. RHA fillers contains lidocaine (a numbing agent) to minimize discomfort; we also apply a topical numbing cream to the skin in the treatment area to enhance your comfort at PureLee Redefined medical spa in Colorado.
Kenya Lee, MD or Marvin Lee, MD will precisely inject the appropriate RHA injectable beneath the skin to fill in any line or wrinkle within the treatment area and restore natural, youthful-looking volume to your face. RHA filler treatment takes between 15-60 minutes depending on your cosmetic goals.
After RHA filler injections, you are free to resume most normal activities—however, you may prefer some social downtime until mild, temporary side effects have resolved; your timeframe will depend on the level of treatment, so talk to us about what you can expect. For the next 24 hours, we’ll ask you to avoid touching your face and to postpone strenuous exercise; these precautions will minimize the risk of the product migrating outside of the treatment area.
Side effects of RHA filler injections
Some mild side effects may occur after injections such as redness or swelling within the treatment area. You may also see some bruising on the skin around the injection site which typically subsides within a few days. More severe side effects are possible, but extremely rare. When you request an appointment at PureLee Redefined, our expert injectors will take steps to reduce any possible discomfort and side effects.
When will I see results after an RHA filler treatment?
Most patients see an immediate improvement in lines and wrinkles in the skin after RHA filler injections, but it often takes 1–2 weeks before visible results are final. Many patients enjoy great results for 12-15 months.
During your wrinkle injection appointment, we will recommend a time frame for returning for touch-up treatments at our medical spa in Colorado to maintain your beautiful results.
Are there other cosmetic treatments I can combine with RHA fillers?
To take your skin rejuvenation efforts to the next level, we recommend adding these non-surgical cosmetic treatments to your treatment plan at your next appointment.
Aerolase Neo Elite® Laser Treatment
Laser skin resurfacing with the Aerolase Neo Elite® can address the most common signs of skin aging, correct pigmentation issues, treat acne and acne scarring, and more. Aerolase also offers laser hair removal and has been proven to be an effective PFB treatment (ingrown hairs). This customizable laser treatment option is safe for all skin types and skin tones.
Dermaplaning treatments smooth and revitalize your skin by gently removing dull, dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) with zero downtime! This treatment also enhances the results of facials, chemical peels, and most other aesthetic procedures as it allows deeper skin penetration of the product and enhances laser skin resurfacing results.
Microneedling offers numerous skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits. By creating harmless micro-punctures in the skin with a handheld needle-tipped device, your healing processes are triggered, boosting collagen and elastic production to soften and plump your skin for a more youthful appearance.
Request an appointment for Revance RHA dermal fillers in Colorado Springs, CO
Looking for RHA dermal filler injections in Colorado Springs? Learn how these innovative dermal fillers from the Revance Collection of fillers can help restore youthful volume and smooth lines while still allowing you to freely express yourself—request an appointment online or call PureLee Redefined at (719) 452-8541 to schedule your consultation.