RHA® dermal fillers are minimally invasive injectables made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that maintains skin hydration and elasticity. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, RHA fillers are designed to be more flexible and dynamic, allowing for natural movement and expression.
While neuromodulators are often the go-to treatment for dynamic wrinkles, RHA fillers are a durable alternative designed to adapt to your dynamic facial movements.
How RHA Dermal Fillers Combat Dynamic Wrinkles
RHA dermal fillers have gained popularity as an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles. Unlike static wrinkles that are visible even at rest, dynamic wrinkles appear when facial muscles contract, such as when smiling or frowning. These wrinkles can be particularly challenging to treat; traditional dermal fillers may cause stiffness or limited range of motion in treated areas, which is why neuromodulators are often used. However, RHA fillers offer a unique solution by being flexible and dynamic themselves, allowing for natural movement and expression.
The fillers are injected into the dermis and superficial subcutaneous tissue to support facial wrinkles and folds. RHA fillers are resilient and gently manufactured to preserve the natural hyaluronic acid (HA) structure that increases moisture and volume in the skin. The filler mimics naturally occurring HA in the skin and allows the formula to stretch with your skin as you make expressions, providing structure and support with a natural look.
The Role of Hyaluronic Acid in RHA Dermal Fillers
RHA dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that keeps skin hydrated and firm. In RHA fillers, this hyaluronic acid is specially formulated to be more flexible and dynamic, allowing for natural facial movement and expression. This unique property makes RHA fillers ideal for addressing dynamic wrinkles, as they can adapt to the natural movements of the face without causing stiffness or a limited range of motion. This specialized HA formulation is critical for achieving effective and natural results when treating dynamic wrinkles.
Comparing RHA Dermal Fillers to Traditional Treatments
RHA dermal fillers are a viable alternative to neuromodulators for treating dynamic wrinkles. While neuromodulators like Botox® and Dysport® have long been the go-to injectable for addressing dynamic wrinkles, RHA fillers offer a unique approach. Made from specially formulated hyaluronic acid, these fillers provide the flexibility and adaptability needed to maintain natural facial movements and expressions.
Neuromodulators temporarily minimize muscle movement and prevent contractions to achieve smooth skin during facial expressions, while RHA dermal fillers provide support to achieve smooth skin. RHA dermal fillers also last longer than traditional treatments. Botox and Dysport last around 3-4 months, while RHA dermal fillers can last up to 15 months.
RHA Dermal Fillers Vs. Traditional Dermal Fillers
RHA dermal fillers have unique qualities when compared to other dermal fillers on the market. Unlike traditional fillers, which can sometimes appear stiff or limit facial movement, RHA fillers offer a more natural and moveable result. RHA fillers are also unique in that they target dynamic wrinkles, whereas many other HA fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, target volume loss, sagging skin, and static wrinkles.
Other Treatment Options for Dynamic Wrinkles
There are several other treatments that can also effectively address dynamic wrinkles. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport temporarily freeze/minimize muscle movements to achieve smooth skin during facial expressions. Laser resurfacing uses targeted laser energy to stimulate fibroblastic function to increase collagen, elastic fiber, and hyaluronic acid production and reduce wrinkles.
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology’s proprietary procedure, Take10, is a personalized combination treatment that uses a variety of lasers and injectables to take up to 10 years off your appearance. The procedure utilizes lasers to increase collagen and elastin, treat epidermal pigmentation and vascular irregularities, and reduce wrinkles. These lasers can include:
- Vbeam® Perfecta
- Q-switched Alexandrite
- Sciton Erbium:YAG
- Active/Deep™ FX
Results and Recovery from RHA Dermal Fillers
RHA dermal fillers have been proven to provide impressive results in the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. Patients receiving RHA fillers report smoother, more youthful-looking skin that maintains its natural movement and expression.
Recovery is generally quick and straightforward after RHA filler injections, with minimal downtime or discomfort. Patients can typically resume activities after the procedure, although it is essential to follow any post-treatment care instructions.
Immediate and Long-Term Results of RHA Dermal Fillers
Results are immediately visible after injection and typically last up to 15 months. Your dermatologist can provide a maintenance plan to help ensure optimal, long-lasting results.
Combat Dynamic Wrinkles by Scheduling an Appointment
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is home to a team of board-certified dermatologists with a world-class reputation for innovative treatments and award-winning research. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our wide range of dynamic wrinkle treatment options.