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ARTEFILL® is the long lasting solution for wrinkle correction. Artefill consists of a combination of microsphere enhanced collagen and lidocaine for comfort. The tiny microspheres in Artefill are made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), one of the most widely used materials in medicine since 1949. The microspheres in Artefill remain intact at the injection site and provide structural support to keep your wrinkles from returning.
Temporary injectable wrinkle fillers 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 only temporary and you may need repeat injections several months after the initial treatment to maintain your wrinkle correction. Artefill corrects wrinkles differently. The unique microspheres are not absorbed by your body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results.
A typical Artefill treatment only takes about 15-30 minutes. It's easy to fit it into your lunch hour and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
If you have any skin outbreaks (e.g., cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, infection) near the injection site, you should postpone treatment until they clear. If you are taking aspirin (NSAIDs) or anti-inflammatory drugs or have any medical condition that affects your blood, you may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection sites.
In addition, you should inform your doctor if:
1.you have had any treatments for smile lines in the last 6 months
2. you are receiving UV light therapy
3.you are currently on immunosuppressive therapy (medication commonly prescribed for those who have undergone an organ transplant, or are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, or other conditions)
It’s important that you share your medical information with your doctor. Together, you can make an informed decision as to whether Artefill is right for you.
Artefill---a long lasting solution for wrinkle correction!
is long lasting
requires fewer injections
is more convenient
Artefill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results.
As we age, there are several factors that change the appearance of our face and skin. Gravity, volume loss, sun and environmental damage to our skin all play a role in the aging process and the appearance of fine and deep lines in our face
INJECTABLE WRINKLE FILLERS
There are two categories of injectables that can be used to soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles: neurotoxins (toxins) and dermal fillers.
Toxins are used to soften the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles which are contracting and forming the wrinkle in an area of the skin. Once movement in this area has decreased or stopped, the appearance of the wrinkles in that area will begin to diminish. Toxins are approved for the treatment of glabellar lines (frown lines between the brows) and results last for several months.
Dermal fillers on the other hand do not paralyze the area. Instead, they are injected under the surface of the skin delivering volume which plumps up the skin, smoothing out the wrinkle or fold.
TYPES OF DERMAL FILLERS
There are several types of materials used in dermal fillers such as collagen with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid (HA), and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). All of these fillers will completely degrade over a period of a few months up to two years, and will be resorbed into your body, with the exception of PMMA. PMMA microspheres are not degraded, are not absorbed, and therefore provide a long-lasting wrinkle correction.
With all of these filler options on the market, it is important to talk to your doctor to determine what the best choice will be for your needs.