In this month’s first blog, we introduced three new fillers we’re offering at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria. They’re called RHA fillers, and they are the first real innovation in hyaluronic acid fillers in over a decade.
In this second September blog, let’s get into these new fillers a little more.
How are RHA fillers different from other dermal fillers?
You could refer to the Juvéderm and Restylane lines as “first generation” fillers. All of these fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the human body (and most other mammals) that is responsible for hydrating, plumping, and firming the skin. Hyaluronic acid does this by binding with nearby water molecules.
These fillers have provided and continue to provide great results for our patients at Saltz Plastic Surgery. But for some situations and some individual patients, they don’t respond as well when the patient’s face moves with expressions and the like. That’s because hyaluronic acid breaks down rapidly and is metabolized in about 48 hours. To prevent this from happening, with first-generation dermal fillers the hyaluronic acid is crosslinked with suspended chemical proteins. These proteins make the HA in first-generation dermal fillers not as malleable with facial movements.
That’s where this second generation of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is different. These new fillers have fewer chemical modifications and less crosslinking in longer chains of HA. This makes resilient hyaluronic acid fillers closer to the natural hyaluronic acid that is found throughout the human body in their flexibility in usage, natural-looking results, and longevity of results. Basically, RHA fillers are closer to natural hyaluronic acid, so they are undetectable regardless of facial movements. That’s the improvement RHA fillers make over the first-generation HA fillers.
How long will RHA fillers provide results?
These new RHA fillers also extend the duration of their results over the first-generation hyaluronic acid fillers. Teoxane RHA fillers provide natural-looking results for up to 15 months.
How long do RHA fillers take to deliver their results?
Just as with the first-generation hyaluronic acid fillers, RHA fillers provide instant results. As soon as Dr. Saltz or our registered nurse Tara Thompson injects them, the hyaluronic acid instantly binds with nearby water molecules and hydrates, firms, and plumps the area, erasing the line or filling the area of volume loss.
Interested in these new RHA fillers? Call Saltz Plastic Surgery at our Salt Lake City location, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City location, (435) 655-6612.