Treating facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, frown lines, and forehead lines is a challenge because they often burrow deep into the skin’s surface. RHA Resilient Hyaluronic Acid is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that is ideal for filling the wrinkles and fine lines, making your skin appear smooth, soft, and supple. RHA has produced a range of products specifically designed to treat mild, moderate, or severe fine lines and bring a level of specificity that was previously lacking in dermal fillers.


What is RHA?

RHA, short for Resilient Hyaluronic Acid, is an advanced form of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring, biocompatible, and biodegradable gel that retains and binds moisture to the skin and facilitates collagen production, a protein that supports the skin structure. By retaining moisture and increasing collagen content, it makes your skin appear taut, youthful, and voluminous.

The benefits defined above are also available with traditional dermal fillers. So what makes RHA different? Well, RHA brings a fourth-dimension to the treatment of facial wrinkles, i.e., the ability to adapt to a constantly moving face. Traditional dermal fillers wear out quickly when you move your face considerably, so they have shorter lifespans. However, RHA adapts to a dynamic face to ensure treatment longevity.

The following is an overview of the four dynamics of RHA treatments

Reduce Wrinkles: The hyaluronic acid fills the static wrinkles and fine lines when your face is static.
Restore Volume: The hyaluronic acid binds moisture and adds volume to your face, making your skin appear voluminous and strong.

Address Static Facial Expressions: The dermal filler addresses static expressions to ensure natural appearance at rest.
Address Dynamic Facial Movement: The resilient hyaluronic acid allows it to adapt to dynamic situations, maintaining optimal results while talking.

What are my RHA options?

  • RHA2 is injected into the mid-to-deep dermis to correct fine lines and moderate facial wrinkles in adults over 22 years old.
  • RHA3 is injected into the mid-to-deep dermis to treat moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds, in adults over 22 years old.
  • RHA4 is injected into the deeper dermis to treat severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds in adults over 22 years old.

It’s worth noting that RHA is the only dermal filler that’s FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles. All other dermal fillers have FDA approval for minimal or mild fine lines, such as frown lines. It’s especially suitable for marionette lines and nasolabial folds, i.e., the lines that extend from the nose to the mouth.

What does RHA treat?

  • Fine lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cobblestone chin 
  • Marionette lines
  • Lines around the mouth

What can I expect from RHA consultation?

During your consultation, our expert aestheticians will examine your facial skin and medical history, collect any necessary information, such as your history of medications and allergies, and you may have to undergo an allergy test. We’ll carefully discuss your cosmetic goals to curate the ideal treatment for your needs.

What can I expect from RHA treatment?

Your expert aesthetician applies a topical numbing cream or anesthetic on your skin to ensure maximum comfort. Based on your cosmetic goals and expectations, she will carefuly choose and mark the injections sites. Finally, she administers RHA injections into the strategically-targeted locations to achieve optimal results. You may need 1 or 2 units of RHA for optimal results, depending on your skin quality and needs. The procedure should conclude within 30 minutes.

What are the RHA results like?

You may experience a little swelling or redness around the injection sites, but these side effects fade away in a few hours. The treatment results will gradually become evident over 2 to 4 weeks — you may notice that your skin is smoother and tighter. The results may last up to 2 years, depending on how fast your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid.

Why choose Dr. Ariel Ostad and his staff for RHA?

Dr. Ostad is one of the most reputable dermatologists in New York, specializing in the latest cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. Our team of expert aestheticians are experienced, caring, and professional and every treatment is tailored specifically for your needs to ensure natural-looking results.

Dr. Ariel Ostad

Medical-grade skincare products that will help maintain and enhance your results

These skincare products combined with your treatment plan customized by Dr. Ostad will help enhance your results and improve your overall skin texture. Click on a product below to learn more.

Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.

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