In our first almost springy AesthetiSpa blog, we got into our newest dermal filler offerings — Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) dermal fillers. These new fillers are still made of hyaluronic acid, but they are made in a new way to allow more natural movement of the mouth and cheek areas. We discussed how RHA fillers differ from the first-generation hyaluronic acid fillers Juvéderm and Restylane (which we still offer at AesthetiSpa, by the way!).
In this second February blog, let’s get into some more detail about these RHA fillers.
Who is a good candidate for RHA fillers at AesthetiSpa?
Like the other dermal fillers, RHA fillers are meant to address the static wrinkles found on the mid to lower face, such as nasolabial folds, lip augmentation, parentheses lines, and marionette lines.
Because RHA fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body, reactions are very rare. Just about anyone bothered by telltale lines and creases on the mid to lower face is a great candidate for this latest generation of dermal fillers in RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4.
What issues can these RHA fillers treat?
All three RHA dermal fillers closely resemble the native hyaluronic acid present in our skin, so they adapt quite well to our tissue when injected. This allows exceptional results for patients at every angle all the way through the entire length of movement. In other words, they return volume and erase lines, but you don’t notice them when you make normal facial movements.
- RHA 2 works best on nasolabial folds, the colloquial “smile lines” that run from the nose down to the corners of the mouth.
- RHA 3 can be used for nasolabial folds and the commissures, the corners of the mouth.
- RHA 4 is most appropriate for deeper nasolabial folds and for deeper lines in the lower face and jawline. RHA 4 can also be used off-label in the midface to add volume to sunken cheeks.