ADAPTABLE, NATURAL-LOOKING HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS FOR THE PHILADELPHIA AREA
Wrinkles, folds, and hollows begin to form on the face where volume is lost, and lines can appear where muscle contractions repeatedly pull aging skin into the same position. Revance Therapeutics’ RHA® at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics is the first collection of collection of hyaluronic acid fillers that’s designed to reduce these signs of aging—including wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions.
HOW DO REVANCE RHA® FILLERS WORK?
Skin that’s attached to specific facial muscles is pulled into creases each time those muscles contract, eventually resulting in visible lines known as “dynamic wrinkles.” Unlike traditional, first-generation
hyaluronic acid fillers that are better suited for filling in depressions and what are known as “static wrinkles”—which appear due to volume loss, not muscle action—RHA® (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) fillers are designed to adapt to areas of the face that are in frequent motion. This constant activity can cause other fillers to break down more quickly, as well as appear obvious since the injected material doesn’t move the same way as natural tissue.
RHA® fillers are the latest innovation in hyaluronic acid, designed to be “cleaner” injectables with fewer additives, less crosslinking, a gentle manufacturing process, a more streamlined formula, and fewer chemical manipulations when compared to other options.
These innovations result in improved tissue integration because the body perceives the hyaluronic acid in the gels as closely imitating the natural molecule in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a water-loving substance that draws in moisture from the environment or from deeper layers to the surface of the skin to give it a supple appearance. Your body creates its own hyaluronic acid, with most of it found in the connective tissues, including the skin and joints.
TYPES OF REVANCE RHA® FILLERS
There are several types of RHA® fillers, and each is designed for specific concerns on the face.
RHA 2 is a more lightweight filler that’s ideal for surface-level wrinkles and more delicate areas, such as the lips and lines around the mouth.
RHA 3 treats moderate to severe wrinkles around the nose, such as nasolabial folds, and downturned mouth corners.
RHA 4 targets deeper layers of the face to reduce especially pronounced nasolabial folds and more severe wrinkles on the lower face and jawline.
Meet Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR REVANCE RHA® FILLERS?
Patients who are physically healthy, are non-smokers, maintain a positive outlook and realistic goals for enhancing their appearance, and take good care of their skin would be considered ideal candidates for dermal fillers, including the RHA® collection. Patients who are 22 years or older with moderate to severe wrinkles such as nasolabial folds will benefit the most from these advanced fillers.
PREPARATION FOR REVANCE RHA® FILLERS
Understanding what to expect from an RHA® session can help to make the process go as smoothly as possible, as well as prepare you for what to expect. Patients will start by discussing their goals during their consultation, along with any medical conditions, drug allergies, or medical treatments they have had.
This is also the time to discuss any current medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you’re taking, as well as note any alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. At this time, we may also assess your general health condition and risk factors, talk to you about your available options, take measurements of your face, take photographs, and recommend the best type of treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REVANCE RHA® FILLERS SESSION?
The injection process is simple and quick, lasting only a few minutes. Like any other injection, patients will feel typically experience a slight pinching sensation when the RHA® fillers are introduced.
REVANCE RHA® FILLERS SIDE EFFECTS AND RECOVERY
The results from fillers are visible right away after a treatment. Patients will receive aftercare guidelines, but know that any discomfort or swelling can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. Since the gel is so similar to the native hyaluronic acid in your skin, there’s a much lower risk of swelling, and the results can last as long as 15 months.
OTHER INJECTABLE TREATMENTS IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA
In addition to RHA® fillers, Chapin Aesthetics also provides many other kinds of non-invasive treatments, including neuromodulators like BOTOX® that relax facial muscles to minimize dynamic wrinkles, as well as other popular hyaluronic acid fillers like JUVEDERM® and Restylane® to reduce the depth of static wrinkles.
Dr. Scott Chapin provides aesthetic treatments for patients from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. To learn more about Revance RHA® in the Philadelphia area or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation in Doylestown, contact Chapin Aesthetics today by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.