Choose a Filler for Dynamic
Wrinkles in Portland, OR
For a long time, the only injectable options for smoothing out facial wrinkles related to muscle motion were neuromodulators, which put the muscles at rest. Now, with RHA® at Portland's The Waldorf Center, there is another effective treatment strategy.
RHA® is a filler designed with motion in mind. The formula is both robust and resilient, providing revitalizing volume that stands up to the countless smiles, frowns, and other expressions you make each day. The problem with using hyaluronic acid-based fillers in high-motion areas has traditionally been a lack of natural movement. While gels are great at filling in creases beneath the surface, most of them are not so good at adapting to facial motion. RHA®, however, excels in this area, which allows for a smoother, more youthful look without the drawbacks of appearing stiff with each laugh or conversation.
Your RHA® Consultation
The Waldorf Center team is always working to offer the most advanced treatments that have been rigorously tested for safety and results. With that in mind, we want to be sure that you understand how your treatment works—including what it can and can't do—as well have all of your questions answered. RHA® is a newer option available, but we are prepared to provide thorough answers so you feel confident in your choice, as well as your appearance.
The RHA® Collection
There are three fillers to choose from in the collection, all made with a gentle process that results in an injectable hyaluronic acid that closely mimics the water-loving molecules found naturally in your skin.
RHA®2 is ideal for nasolabial folds and other moderate wrinkles in active facial areas, while RHA®3 is better suited for deeper creases. RHA®4 is for adding volume to improve facial contours.
Your RHA® Treatment
Like all hyaluronic acid-based fillers, RHA® is introduced directly into the skin. Treatment sessions are brief and well tolerated. Anyone concerned about the feeling of their injections can have ice applied to the skin prior to the actual treatment. Topical anesthetics are not typically necessary, but feel free to ask about one if you feel it will improve your experience.
Recovering from RHA®
Common side effects include bruises at the injection site, as well as redness, an itching sensation, and minor discomfort for about 24 hours.
Volume added during the treatment will be visible as soon as it is injected. Despite sitting in high-motion areas, the fillers can be expected to last longer than a year. The collection is proven to be clinically effective and have a duration of up to 15 months.
Other Injectable Options
The Waldorf Center also offers other dermal fillers, including JuvĂ©derm® for enhancing the lips or restoring mid-face contours lost to age. The available neuromodulators for relaxing active muscles are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Jeuveau™. There is no one "right" solution for anyone who wants to get a more youthfullooking face. The best treatment will depend on the patient, with types of wrinkles, cosmetic goals, and a range of other variables taken into account. We pride ourselves on being a provider who customizes each experience to create the most natural-looking results possible in a safe and welcoming environment.