What are fillers?
Fillers are a crystal clear gel that is injected into the skin (or for some treatments just under) in small amounts to restore volume and structure. It is based on hyaluronic acid, similar to the body’s own hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid is non-animal which means that no skin tests are needed and that there is a minimal risk of allergic or hypersensitive reactions
Where can fillers be used?
Fillers can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin and correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds,sucj as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth(nasal labial folds or laugh lines) Lipstick lines-the area below the nose and above the upper lip you can also inject the marionette lines
What is Botox/Dysport?
Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.
How do Restylane® and Botox ® differ?
Botox ® cosmetic and Restylane® are both used to correct wrinkles but in different way. Restylane ® products are cosmetic fillers injected into the skin, adding volume to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In contrast Botox® cosmetic relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Revance- RHA® Collection of Fillers
Introducing ® of designer fillers – exclusively available at select practices with reputations for exceptional results. Dr. Abdel Fustok at the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery is proud to be one of the first practices to offer the latest innovation of dermal fillers to his patients.
Beautiful at Rest Flawless in Motion
It’s the latest Swiss innovation in hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler technology, the most natural/least chemically modified filler, and massively popular in Europe – and now FDA-approved in the United States through an exclusive licensing agreement between the maker, TEOXANE SA and distributor Revance.
What is RHA® Collection?
The RHA® Collection of dermal fillers represents the latest advancement in hyaluronic acid (HA) filler science and are designed with a crosslinking method using a gentle manufacturing process to be more like the hyaluronic acid found in your skin.
What is RHA® ?
RHA® stands for “Resilient Hyaluronic Acid”. The RHA® Collection is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers for dynamic wrinkles and folds that move repetitively. This new and unique formula is designed to be resilient to adapt and move smoothly as you make facial expressions, offering a seamless and more natural look at rest and in motion.
Products in the RHA® Collection are:
- RHA® 2 is ideal for superficial smoothing, radial cheek lines, perioral lines and lip augmentation
- RHA® 3 is appropriate for corners of the mouth, moderate nasolabial folds and the commissures
- RHA® 4 is best for deeper lines and folds, nasolabial and lower face, and the jawline
The RHA® Collection all contain a small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic to lower discomfort during an injection and is designed to be long lasting—with proven clinical effectiveness and duration up to 15 months in adults aged 22 years or older.
At The Institute of Cosmetic Surgery by Fustok, Dr. Abdel Fustok does all his own injectable procedures. Dr. Fustok’s patients benefit from a plastic surgeon’s expertise, training and decades of experience.
What happens in the doctor’s office before the treatment?
At the Institute of Cosmetic Surgery by Fustok, Dr. Abdel Fustok does all his own injectable procedures. Dr. Fustok’s patients benefit from a plastic surgeon’s expertise, training and decades of experience.
Before the injection procedure, Dr. Fustok will ask you questions about your medical history. Dr. Fusok will ask about your treatment goals and will discuss whether you are a good candidate for RHA® Collection. Dr. Fustok will review with you what to expect during and after treatment, including possible risks.
Dr. Fustok will also examine your skin in and around the treatment area, and will take photos. The treatment area will be cleaned and prepared and sterilized. The RHA® is injected into the treatment area using the thinnest possible needle to ensure patients remain comfortable throughout the procedure. This can be completed in as little as 15-30 minutes. Once Dr. Fustok has finished injecting the treatment area, he may gently massage your face to help smooth and distribute the gel evenly. Dr. Fusotk may also apply an ice pack to help decrease swelling and pain.
The number of injections and the amount of product necessary varies depending on your needs and aesthetic goals.
What happens after the treatment?
There is no downtime after the injection. It is typical after the procedure to have some bruising, swelling, pain, tenderness, redness, lumps and/or bumps at the injection site which will go away on their own within a few days. For the next 24 hours avoid exercising and exposure to sun, cold or heat (sauna, steam room). Exposure to any of these for the first 24 hours may increase short term redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.
The RHA® Collection injectables are designed to be long-lasting with results lasting up to 15 months. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is naturally metabolized by the body. Dr. Fustok will follow up with 2 to 4 weeks after initial injection and a Touch-up can and may be performed 2 to 4 weeks after the initial injection. Some patients may require a touch-up treatment to achieve the desired aesthetic results.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about RHA® Collection injections, please call the office at 713-621-6655 and schedule your consultation/appointment with Dr. Abdel Fustok today.