Facial fillers are injectables that do just that: fill in wrinkles and fine lines, making them less noticeable. The most common areas for fillers are under eyes, cheeks, and jawline. Fillers are recommended over other injectables and toxins such as Botox when your wrinkles and fine lines are visible even when there is no facial movement. Unlike Botox, which works on dynamic wrinkles by limiting muscle movements, RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) fillers smooth wrinkles by restoring lost volume in your tissues.
RHA 1 is the first and only FDA-approved injectable resilient hyaluronic acid filler designed to adapt to facial movements. The RHA 1 features a unique combination of fillers that delivers natural-looking youthful skin. RHA1 smooths and plumps the skin on the face, neck and even the hands. The unique make-up of this filler allows it to stretch and adapt to every movement of the face and neck.
RHA1 uses a newly manufactured hyaluronic acid that more closely resembles the natural hyaluronic acid found in our skin. With the aging process, the natural production of hyaluronic acid slows down, leaving our skin with more wrinkles and less volume. Injectables such as RHA1 work to reverse these signs by adding volume to your skin. The innovative hyaluronic acid formula found in RHA1 preserves the natural structure of HA to look and act more like the HA in our bodies. RHA 1 fillers are designed to adapt to the dynamic movement of your facial muscles, and they reduce the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles while your face is at rest or in motion without limiting the mobility of your facial muscles.
How long does a treatment take?
The length of treatments depend on the number of areas that need to be treated. Typically, treatment lasts 15 to 30 minutes. The experience is painless, as a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the treatment area.
How long do the results last?
Initial results typically appear within 48 hours, with full results appearing in 2 weeks. Results can last up to 12 months, depending on various factors such as lifestyle, age, and the area that was treated.
Are there any risks?
There is a small risk of infection, which is normal with any injection treatment. Dr. Levine, however, takes special care to ensure this risk is minimized.
In the past, the only option for treating dynamic lines and wrinkles was to use injectable fillers that completely immobilize the muscles. This left patients with an expressionless appearance that could appear unnatural. Dr. Levine is proud to introduce the RHA 1 filler, specially designed to adapt to facial movement without limiting the movement of the facial muscles. This ensures more natural-looking results.