AESTHETICS, FILLERS

The Only FDA Approved Hyaluronic Acid Filler For Dynamic Wrinkles And Folds

Our faces make some dynamic demands of us, and to keep up, we need a filler that’s able to move (naturally) with our emotions and laughter and smiles. Which is why Neurostrive is so excited to announce a new product offering: The RHA Collection of fillers.

Named RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid), this luxury line is really the first innovation to dermal fillers in more than 10 years, and it’s designed to be a cleaner, more natural option to fill dynamic wrinkles that appear when the face moves repetitively. Want to know more about this Swiss-innovated, new-to-the-States hyaluronic acid filler (including how long they promise to last)? Read on. 

First, what’s the difference between RHA and other injectable fillers? 

Movement is the most significant difference between RHA and other dermal fillers, meaning it’s designed to adapt to facial movement. The RHA collection specifically targets the dynamic wrinkles and folds that appear in areas of the face that move repetitively—think frowning, laughing and talking. These wrinkles and folds can be difficult to treat with other fillers because they tend to cause the area to appear stiff or unnatural when the face moves.

RHA on the other hand integrates better into the face (thanks to its construction, which we’ll touch on below!) and provides a softer, more natural result—so the face looks equally as good when it’s rest as when it’s in motion. 

Because RHA is made to replicate (or be most similar) to the native hyaluronic acid that’s present in our skin, it can be incredibly flexible and look most natural. And that brings us to the other major difference: how it’s made. 

How is RHA Made?

Like other dermal fillers, RHA is made from hyaluronic acid—but RHA is different because it’s made differently

When hyaluronic acid is present in the skin and in skin care, it breaks down rapidly. To make sure the HA doesn’t metabolize too quickly, typical HA dermal fillers crosslink HA chains with chemical proteins. More modifications and crosslinking, however, means a less pure product. 

RHA fillers use a gentler manufacturing process with fewer modifications that other dermal fillers, making RHA an ultimately cleaner product that more closely mimics the natural HA found in our skin.

All this allows it to not only perform in the most dynamic areas of the face (without looking stiff or unnatural), but also perform longer. The RHA Collection has proven clinical effectiveness and duration up to 15 months.

Which Areas Do RHA Fillers Target?

The RHA Collection includes three different formulations: RHA 2, RHA 3 and RHA 4. Each contains hyaluronic acid (see more on how it’s made with fewer modifications below) and a small amount of local anesthetic (lidocaine) to help reduce pain of the injection. Dr. Kashouty will choose which formulation makes the most sense for each patient, but typically, RHA 2 is best for  plumping the lips and filling wrinkles around the mouth, as well as more superficial smoothing. RHA 3 may be injected into the mid-to-deep dermis, like nasolabial folds or the corners of the mouth. And RHA 4 is most appropriate for deeper folds and lines in the lower face.

Is RHA Collection Completely New?

No! This collection of fillers has actually been available in Europe for more than five years, but is finally making its debut in the States. It is now only available in select practices with a reputation for providing exceptional patient treatment outcomes—and Neurostrive Hydration and Med Spa is thrilled to be one of those practices! 

If you’re interested in learning more about this luxury collection of (cleaner!) hyaluronic acid fillers and whether they’re right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kashouty here.