Wrinkles and unsightly lines common appear with the aging process. The majority of commercially available products used to fill in these wrinkles provide only temporary correction, as the body breaks down and absorbs the fillers over time. Artefill® is a unique aesthetic filler which provides long lasting wrinkle correction. Artefill® contains tiny microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate, which creates a supportive matrix for the body’s own collagen and provide reliable, enduring results.
Am I a good candidate for Artefill®?
You may be a good candidate for Artefill® if you do not have an allergy to collagen and wish for long-lasting improvements to your smile lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines.
What should I expect during Artefill® treatment?
All patients considering Artefill® treatment undergo a collagen skin screening test to confirm there is no allergic skin reaction. If no adverse reaction is seen after 4 weeks, you may undergo Artefill® treatment. After the skin is sterilely cleansed, Artefill® is injected to the target regions of your face using a fine needle. Local anesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort. After your first treatment, Dr. Chung will see you in her office for a follow up visit to assess the results. At that time, a plan will be discussed for further treatments. Most patients require more than one treatment to maximize the beneficial effects and achieve their aesthetic goals.
What happens after the treatment?
You will see immediate results, and most people return to work and normal activities right away. As with any injection, there may be mild swelling and redness at the injection site. Occasionally bruising may occur which usually clears in a week.