RHA® Dermal Filler in West Des Moines, IA


FDA-approved to treat dynamic facial folds and wrinkles, RHA is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler perfect for the forehead, cheeks, and eyebrows. Over time, dynamic wrinkles can form due to muscle contractions stretching the skin. This is often a result of facial expressions, including squinting, smiling, and frowning. Thankfully, RHA can help restore volume and reduce the appearance of unwanted lines on the face. At Iowa Face + Body Med Spa, our team utilizes advanced cosmetic injection techniques to ensure the best possible results for our West Des Moines, IA patients. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.


Typically, RHA cosmetic injections are optimal for the vast majority of patients. However, several considerations will ensure the desired results. Optimal candidates for RHA:

  • Should be in good general health
  • Should not smoke
  • Are at least 22 years old
  • Need to have realistic goals for the aesthetic enhancements
  • Be willing to follow aftercare and maintenance instructions for optimal results


Similar to other dermal fillers, RHA is injected with a small needle into the desired area of the face. However, RHA is more specifically designed to conform to the movements of your face in order to treat and prevent dynamic wrinkles. 

There are various kinds of RHA injections — each meant to treat different types of wrinkles and folds. RHA is meant for mild cases, and RHA 2 and RHA 3 are injected into the mid-to-deep dermis as a way to target moderate to severe wrinkles. Additionally, RHA 4 is optimal for deep dermal injections to treat the most severe dynamic wrinkles and folds within the face.


Following RHA injections, you are able to return to your normal daily routine, but you should avoid strenuous activities, including exercise or heavy lifting, for at least 24 – 48 hours. Within the first few hours after your injections, you could notice some common side effects, such as slight bruising, redness, or inflammation of the treatment area. These should subside within the next few days as your results become noticeable.


How long do RHA results last?

The longevity of RHA results may differ from patient to patient. However, they typically last anywhere from 9 – 18 months. At Iowa Face + Body Med Spa, our team can let you know what to expect and how to best maintain your treatment outcome.

Will I need touch-up appointments?

In order to maintain your results, you can schedule touch-up treatments. These can be scheduled whenever you feel like your results are starting to dissipate. You can also talk to our team about the best time to schedule follow-up treatments.

What should I not do after receiving RHA dermal fillers?

After receiving RHA dermal fillers, you should avoid leaning forward or laying down for at least 2 – 4 hours. Additionally, you should not participate in any strenuous activities, including exercise, for the remainder of the day. You should not rub your face or rest your face on your hands for the rest of the day to make sure the filler remains in the correct location.


If you are wanting to reduce the appearance of unwanted dynamic wrinkles and folds on the face, RHA dermal fillers may be ideal for you. Our team at Iowa Face + Body Med Spa can create a customized injection treatment plan specifically for your goals. Learn more by contacting our West Des Moines, IA facility to schedule your initial consultation today.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.

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