Your face is dynamic and expressive, making millions of movements every day. Repetitive movements like laughing, smiling and talking create facial lines called dynamic wrinkles and folds. Because these areas are mobile, treating facial lines can be difficult and sometimes fillers can make the treated area look stiff and unnatural when is moving. The RHA Collection is different. It is designed to be resilient enough to adapt to your dynamic facial movements for a look that’s beautiful at rest and flawless in motion.
The RHA Collection is the first and only FDA-approved injectable resilient hyaluronic acid filler designed to adapt to facial movements. Treatments can dramatically reduce wrinkles and expression lines with natural-looking results that last.
The RHA Collection adapts to your expressions for natural-looking results
In the past, the only option for treating dynamic lines and wrinkles was to use injectable fillers that completely immobilize these muscles. This left patients with an expressionless appearance that could appear unnatural. RHA fillers are designed to adapt to the dynamic demands of your facial muscles. Without limiting the mobility of these muscles, RHA reduces the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles while your face is at rest or in motion. RHA provides a unique combination of dynamic stretch and enduring strength to deliver natural-looking, youthful results.
The RHA Collection is formulated to treat dynamic lines while also allowing the injectable gel to move with your facial muscles to create a natural look while in motion or at rest. Dynamic expression lines can develop at any age and are caused by repetitive muscle contractions we use every day to make facial expressions.
There are four levels in the collection, each formulated for different levels of strength and stretch. These levels are used to treat various areas of your skin and different degrees of wrinkles and folds.
RHA Redensity is perfect for fine lines and dynamic wrinkles wear you need the most movement and flexibility: your mouth.
RHA 2 and 3
RHA 2 and 3 are ideal for moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles around the eyes, nose and mouth where you still need flexibility.
RHA 4 is reserved for severe wrinkles and folds as well as to fill in lost volume in the cheeks and the outer contours of the face.
RHA injections at Artemedica
The entire injection process is quite straightforward and fast. Before your injections, Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will provide local anesthesia to ease discomfort. It will take some time for the anesthetic to kick in, but afterwards you should feel minimal to no pain. Your provider will then ease the dermal filler under your skin to smooth out any targeted wrinkles and folds, instantly increasing volume. Following your injection, Your provider may massage the treated areas to evenly distribute the dermal filler and minimize any bruising or swelling. The whole procedure should take no more than 15-30 minutes depending on the size and scope of the areas to be treated.
If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.
Recovery after your injection treatment
After your treatment ends, you can return to your daily routine with minimal recovery and very little downtime. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site(s), but this should dissipate within a few days. If you experience any discomfort, apply an ice pack to the treated areas.
Because RHA is an injectable filler and not a neurotoxin like BOTOX, results are immediate and long-lasting. Typically, RHA Redensity results last up to 12 months and RHA 2, 3, and 4 last up to 15 months with optimal treatment, although results vary from patient to patient.
RHA Injections in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg
Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 24 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.
If you are interested in RHA injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation.