Dermal fillers have long been used to restore facial volume and smooth wrinkles. Now there’s the Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) Collection, the first FDA-approved dermal filler innovation in more than a decade.
There are two primary types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are those appearing when you laugh, smile, or frown. They’ve even taken on the names of those actions, such as frown and laugh lines. The RHA Collection uses resilient hyaluronic acid to treat dynamic wrinkles and folds with exceptional, long-lasting results.
For patients interested in this revolutionary collection of RHA fillers Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schusterman is an exclusive provider of the RHA Collection in Houston, Texas. Only select aesthetic providers like Dr. Schusterman and his expert nurse injector Shelby Howard, RN, get approved to offer this elite treatment.
What is the RHA Filler Collection?
The RHA Collection was developed by Teoxane, a Swiss company responsible for the co-creation of the dermal filler Juvederm two decades ago. Teoxane focuses on the advancement of hyaluronic acid science.
The manufacturing process of the RHA Collection differs from that of other dermal fillers. It’s a gentle process, which allows better preservation of HA’s natural structure. The end result is that RHA Collection more closely resembles your skin’s natural HA.
Some dermal fillers can cause dynamic wrinkles to appear stiff when the face moves. That’s not the case with the RHA Collection. Whether in motion or at rest, RHA fillers allow the face to look completely natural.
The RHA collection consists of three formulations:
- RHA 2 – This formula was designed for the reduction of moderate wrinkles and folds.
- RHA 3 – Those with deeper wrinkling may benefit from this formulation.
- RHA 4 – This formula targets severe dynamic folds and wrinkles.
How do I know if RHA fillers are right for me?
If you have moderate to severe wrinkling in the facial folds, the RHA Collection is likely right for you. Your doctor will help determine the best RHA Collection formulation for your needs.
The RHA Collection is approved for use in those aged 22 and up. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive RHA Collection injections.
Let the doctor know if you previously received dermal filler treatment in the desired areas.
Who will be performing my RHA filler injections?
Dr. Schusterman entrusts expert nurse injector Shelby Howard, RN, to perform RHA Collection injections. Nurse Howard is an experienced and highly trained nurse injector with extensive knowledge of how treatments like RHA Collection alter the appearance of the face. She blends her scientific background with an artistic eye to create beautiful, subtle results for her patients.
RHA Filler Procedure
At Schusterman Plastic Surgery in Houston RHA filler procedure is straightforward. After a consultation and the creation of an aesthetic treatment plan, our highly trained injector selects and applies the formulation best-suited for you into the designated treatment areas.
Although a small amount of the anesthetic lidocaine is included in each RHA Collection injection, a topical anesthetic can further numb the area. You may feel a slight pinch, at best, as is typical with any injection.
Depending upon the extent of treatment, the entire procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Many patients schedule the procedure on their lunch break or directly after work. No downtime is necessary.
RHA Collection Recovery
There is no recovery time for the RHA Collection. Patients may experience some minor bruising or swelling afterward, but these reactions are short-lived. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after RHA Collection injections.
Schedule your RHA filler consultation with Dr. Mark Schusterman today
If you would like more information about the RHA collection and what these revolutionary new dermal fillers can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Schusterman and RN Shelby Howard today.
Nurse Howard and Dr. Schusterman work closely together to provide expert injectable treatments and ensure impeccable results.
RHA Filler FAQs
RHA Collection injections include a small amount of the anesthetic lidocaine. This should minimize any pain associated with the injection.
There is a risk of minor treatment reactions after an RHA injection. These include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness. Most of these reactions resolve within a few days.
The cost of RHA Collection treatment varies depending on the number of injections and the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Because RHA collection treatment is a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by insurance.
While both treatments involve HA, the RHA Collection goes through a gentler manufacturing process and results should last longer than Juvederm injections. RHA injections may give a more natural look than Juvederm.
There is no recovery period with the RHA Collection. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately.