Are you suffering from filler fatigue? If you’re getting tired of going back every 6-12 months for a refill, and the idea of something that fills your folds and lasts longer piques your interest, Artefill may be just the answer for you.
Temporary fillers are designed to be a short-term solution to plumping wrinkles and scars, and replacing volume. Artefill is a long-lasting wrinkle filler that works with your body’s own collagen and results are immediate. The treatment is a simple in-office procedure, with minimal downtime (as with all injectable products, bruising and swelling is possible), and you can return to your normal routine right away. The good news is that Artefill is mixed with lidocaine so you can be comfortable during the injections. As a safety precaution, a skin test into your forearm is performed at least 28 days prior to treatment to ensure that you are not allergic to the collagen (which comes from bovine cattle) or the anesthetic (lidocaine) in Artefill.
According to New York Plastic Surgeon Z. Paul Lorenc, M.D., F.A.C.S., “Artefill is a nonresorbable filler, and its effects continue to improve over time in most patients. In clinical trials, Artefill demonstrated a significant duration of correction and a positive safety profile with no significant adverse events.”
If you have had temporary wrinkle fillers in the past, then you know they are made of different kinds of natural or synthetic materials that are broken down and eventually absorbed by your body. As a result, wrinkle correction is temporary and will require frequent repeat injections to maintain your results – from 6-12 months on average. Artefill is somewhat different from popular temporary injectable wrinkle fillers, such as Juvederm XC and Restylane-L. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support skin needs for natural, long lasting results.
“In a study I am currently involved in, 100% of my patients related that they had more correction or fill somewhere between 6 and 12 months than at 1 month. I am seeing that they are getting some neocollagenesis around the PMMA over time,” said Daniel C. Mills, III, MD, a Plastic Surgeon in Laguna Beach, California. “I like Artefill for deep nasolabial folds and for enhancing the cheekbones.”
The treatment has an excellent safety profile and since being approved by the U.S. FDA in 2006, over 30,000 patients have been treated. San Diego-based Suneva Medical, who markets Artefill, is currently conducting one of the largest safety studies ever done on a dermal filler to further support its safe use. It is currently approved for the nasolabial folds, but many experienced physicians are using it for other facial areas, particularly the cheeks, corners of the mouth, and for acne scars. It is not recommended for the lips or tear trough area.
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