Dynamic wrinkles form in various areas of the upper half of the face as a result of the aging process, thinning skin, and repetitive expressions over time. At Franklin Skin and Laser in Franklin, TN, we offer our RHA fillers, which are the first of their kind to effectively smooth expression lines and help patients maintain natural movement. The RHA Collection includes four different formulas that also target volume loss and help patients achieve smoother and younger-looking skin.
RHA fillers are one-of-a-kind dermal fillers unlike anything else available in the cosmetic world. These fillers are specifically designed to address dynamic wrinkles but also treat aging-related volume loss on the middle and lower half of the face. Before this line of fillers became available, a neuromodulator containing neurotoxins like Botox was the only injectable treatment that could correct dynamic wrinkles.
Neuromodulators work on the muscular level to block communication between the brain and the muscles so they cannot contract. The result is smoother skin and less exaggerated expressions.
A Unique Collection of Fillers
The RHA Collection, however, uses a unique and resilient hyaluronic acid-based formula to help patients smooth expression lines and restore facial volume while maintaining the natural ability to express. These fillers allow you to maintain a youthful appearance without compromising natural movement.
The product line has been carefully formulated with a hyaluronic acid formula that closely resembles the hyaluronic acid the body produces naturally. As a result, the formula integrates well with the structure of the skin, adds volume, smooths expression lines, and delivers natural results.
The RHA Collection
The RHA Collection consists of four different formulas. Each formula targets a different concern but allows patients to maintain facial movement, minus the expression lines and visible volume loss.
RHA Redensity is a filler from this collection designed to treat marionette lines and nasal labial folds. It’s administered just below the surface of the skin to naturally smooth lines around the mouth without adding extra heaviness to the area. Results last up to 12 months post-treatment.
RHA 2 is designed to soften dynamic wrinkles as well as different areas of the face that have experienced volume loss due to aging. This filler can be injected to treat expression lines and the signs of aging on the cheeks. It’s injected into the deep dermis layers and will deliver immediate results that last up to 15 months.
RHA 3 is a filler from this collection designed to smooth moderate to more severe dynamic lines, wrinkles, and folds. Upon injection, it will add immediate volume to the deep dermal layers. It can treat deep expression lines, oral commissures, and marionette lines. It’s made with a thicker formula to address deeper lines and wrinkles and lasts up to 15 months post-treatment.
RHA 4 is designed for patients with advanced signs of aging and who need a filler that can add volume to the deepest layers of the skin to correct those concerns. It will smooth lines and wrinkles on different areas of the face, including dynamic folds, and lasts up to 15 months.
The Treatment Process
The treatment process for dermal fillers is ongoing. It begins with an initial consultation, followed by your appointment. Once you achieve your results, you’ll be able to enjoy them for a year or longer. Once the results wear off as your body metabolizes the product, you’ll need to schedule follow-up treatments to receive additional injections to combat expression lines and volume loss long-term.
At Franklin Skin and Laser, we perform in-depth pre-treatment consultations to ensure that we provide excellent care and meet the needs of each of our patients. During this consultation, we will review your medical and surgical history, ask you some questions about any current or past medications, discuss your treatment goals, and evaluate your skin, specifically the dynamic wrinkles or volume loss you want to treat with the RHA collection.
We will also provide more information about the product, what to expect, and provide instructions about how to prepare for the appointment. We will also make specific recommendations during our pre-treatment consultations about any additional treatments that may help you achieve your aesthetic goals, including skin-perfecting professional treatments and professional-grade skin care products.
When you arrive for your treatment, we will begin by sanitizing your skin before making a series of injections into the areas of your face with dynamic wrinkles or volume loss. The injections are quick and virtually painless, but if you are concerned about needles, we can apply a pre-treatment numbing solution to your skin.
Numbing solutions typically take 30 minutes to take effect, after which we can begin the injection process. You can choose to treat one or multiple areas during the same appointment. We will design a treatment plan and follow it during your appointment to ensure that we address your dynamic wrinkles and volume loss and help you achieve smooth, line-free skin.
Once you undergo treatment, you’ll achieve immediate results, and you’ll no longer see your dynamic wrinkles or see the effects of volume loss. The fillers from the RHA Collection fillers are long-lasting. Post-injection, you can expect you enjoy your smooth, wrinkle-free skin for up to 15 months.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for the RHA fillers are patients over the age of 22 who want to correct moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles and the effects of volume loss. We can develop a treatment plan with these dermal fillers to help smooth those expression lines and rejuvenate your appearance.
It’s important that you are in good health and are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the fillers used during treatment. Pregnant and nursing women are excluded from treatment for safety reasons.
If you’re interested in learning more about RHA fillers and how they can help smooth your expression lines, rejuvenate your appearance, and increase your confidence, we can provide you with all the information you need and help determine whether these fillers are the right choice for you. Our goal is to help you look your best, and we will customize your treatment plan to ensure that you reach all of your aesthetic goals and maintain a natural and radiant appearance.