When people begin noticing signs of aging on their faces, it’s perfectly normal to want to correct them to keep a youthful, vibrant appearance. If you’re someone who’s looking to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and fine lines on your face, RHA fillers may be the perfect treatment for you.
Dr. Raymond D. Jean, MD is an expert in plastic surgery and prioritizes patient satisfaction and individualized treatment, especially when it comes to looking younger and feeling good in your own skin. If you’re wondering if RHA fillers are right for you, read our FAQ below.
What Are RHA Fillers?
As the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that specifically targets wrinkles and folds, RHA fillers are great for eliminating the most stubborn fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Because its gel formula contains fewer chemical modifications and has been crafted to flow well with your natural facial movements, these fillers often result in a smooth, natural, more youthful-looking appearance.
What Are RHA Fillers Used to Treat?
RHA fillers are designed to enhance facial volume and eliminate signs of aging on the face. They can be used to fill in the shape of your lips and cheeks as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds in areas on the face such as:
- Brow lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Chin lines
How Does the Filler Process Work? Is It Painful?
Most RHA fillers typically take between 15-25 minutes to complete. Dr. Jean will inject a filler into the desired area of the face and results will appear immediately after. Because it is an injectable treatment, some discomfort may be experienced but our team is more than willing to speak about pain management options with every patient.
What Is the Recovery Process Like After I Get My Fillers?
Because RHA fillers are made of a gentler gel than most other fillers and are minimally invasive, there is ultimately no downtime required after your treatment. While you may experience some bruising and swelling immediately after, these will subside within a day, and patients can move their faces normally when this period has passed.
Are There Any Risks With RHA Fillers?
Though RHA fillers are safe to use and FDA-approved, just like any other injectable treatment, they may come with side effects. These side effects may include inflammation, swelling, and bruising, however, these typically disappear after a few days post-treatment. If a filler is injected improperly, patients may experience other complications such as migration once their filler settles. However, Dr. Jean is an expert in filler treatment and understands the importance of looking and feeling great in your own skin. With the proper care and attention, these side effects can easily be avoided.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Though results may vary depending on the location of the treatment area and the patient, most RHA Fillers typically last anywhere from nine to fifteen months, or longer. It is recommended to revisit Dr. Jean after this time to determine the specifics of your filler touch-up.
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