RHA Collection

As we age, the skin naturally loses collagen and youthful volume, resulting in wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a popular solution to these aging signs, but results are temporary and can look unnatural as you move the facial muscles. RHA Collection fillers were designed to address these concerns for a longer-lasting and more natural-looking dermal filler. Dr. Liz Damstetter and the Reserve Dermatology team proudly offer this option to Glenview, Illinois patients.

What is RHA Collection?

RHA Collection dermal fillers are designed using resilient hyaluronic acid, a specialized formula of hyaluronic acid designed to adapt to facial movement and offer long-lasting results. RHA Collection injectables are intended for dynamic wrinkles or folds such as nasolabial folds. These wrinkles occur in areas of frequent facial movement as you speak or express yourself, but are primarily caused by volume and collagen loss over time. The formula was also designed to most closely resemble natural hyaluronic acid for smooth and subtle results.

Uses for RHA Collection

RHA Collection fillers are designed to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds in dynamic areas such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or smoker’s lines. The RHA Collection includes three formulations, each designed for wrinkles or folds of varying severity. This means that the products are suitable for moderate to severe wrinkles and can be beneficial for a range of patients. They can also be used to add volume and fullness or improve balance and symmetry to areas such as the lips or cheeks.

The RHA Collection Procedure

Prior to receiving your injections, Dr. Damstetter will briefly review your health history and examine your skin to determine whether RHA Collection fillers are a safe and suitable option for you. This is true for a majority of patients, though those with certain health concerns such as bleeding disorders or some allergies may not be suited to dermal filler injections.

Once Dr. Damstetter has determined that you are a good candidate, the procedure will begin. First, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, and a topical numbing agent may be applied to keep you comfortable. After determining the appropriate injection sites and the amount of product needed, the RHA fillers will be injected using a small needle or a cannula (a blunt-tipped catheter). This process takes 15-30 minutes to complete.

Following your injections, it is normal to see some slight swelling or bruising that may last up to 1 week. RHA Collection fillers do not require downtime, though you should avoid excess sun exposure, strenuous activity like exercise, drinking alcohol, or applying makeup or other products to the injection site. This will allow you to avoid unnecessary side effects or complications such as bruising or bleeding. Otherwise, you can return to your normal routine immediately after your appointment.

RHA Collection Results

RHA Collection results are notably natural-looking, as the filler most closely mimics natural hyaluronic acid and moves freely along with your facial expressions. Patients notice smooth, rejuvenated, and youthful skin with reduced lines and wrinkles.

RHA collection results are also long-lasting. On average, results last 1.5 years though individual results vary based on location treated and the natural process of aging. Routine touch-ups are generally advised to maintain an optimal outcome.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about RHA Collection fillers, schedule an appointment with Dr. Liz Damstetter. Call Reserve Dermatology in Glenview, Illinois or contact us online.