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What You Need to Know About RHA Fillers

What You Need to Know About RHA Fillers

Aging can bring good things like wisdom — and the not-so-good like wrinkles. Fortunately, there are a wide range of treatments available to refresh your appearance. One good choice is resilient hyaluronic acid (RHA) fillers.

 At Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton, California, Dr. Carmelo Plateroti and our highly skilled team are board-certified, nationally recognized experts in both medical and aesthetic dermatology. Whether you're seeking treatment for skin cancer or simply want to look more like yourself when you look in the mirror, we can help you reach your goals.


Wrinkles occur in the middle layer of the skin and appear as folds, ridges, and creases. They are the result of the decrease in elastic fibers and collagen, which, in addition to these lines, can also cause sagging and leathery-looking skin.

Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun (and tanning beds) plays a large role in skin damage and wrinkles. Smoking can also contribute. Another culprit is the muscle contractions from repetitive movements like smiling, making facial expressions, sipping on a straw, and more.

A wide range of treatment options exists that can help smooth your complexion. They work in a variety of ways, including topical creams applied to the skin, gently removing external layers of skin, microneedling, and injections to block muscle contractions. Dermal fillers are another popular choice and are used by more than 3 million people in the United States each year.


Dermal fillers are nonsurgical injections that plump up wrinkles, smooth lines, and add volume to the face. They are often used around the eyes, nose, and mouth. Multiple types of dermal filler substances are available, including hyaluronic acid (HA), which occurs naturally in the skin. Different HA fillers are tailor-made to treat certain parts of the face or to offer particular benefits.

RHA fillers

RHA fillers, for example, are a state-of-the-art treatment designed specifically with movement in mind and are the only FDA-approved fillers for dynamic wrinkles, lines, and folds. This procedure helps return treated areas to their original shape after being changed, stretched, bent, or compressed through facial movements or expressions.

 RHA fillers come in four different formulations. Which one to use depends on the location being treated as well as your skin and your goals.

 Treatment may include numbing the area with a local anesthetic. The filler is injected using a fine needle that typically feels like a pinch.

 Results are noticeable immediately and can typically last up to 15 months for wrinkles and folds and about a year for lipstick lines around the mouth.

If you're ready for fewer wrinkles and smoother skin, we have plenty of options that can help. Click our “Contact” button, or call us at 805-434-2526 today to make an appointment. Let's work together to determine whether RHA fillers or one of our other treatments is best for you.

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