Part of the natural aging process of the skin are changes in the underlying elastin and collagen fibers, which break down as one ages, resulting in facial wrinkles. Other factors, such as heredity, sun exposure, and repetitive expressions all contribute to the development of facial wrinkles.
Artefill is the first and only FDA-approved non-resorbable injectable filler for the correction of nasolabial folds, known as smile lines.
How does ArteFill work?
ArteFill consists of PMMA microspheres and purified bovine collagen gel with an anesthetic to provide comfort during the injection. ArteFill is dual acting. First ArteFill visibly fills the wrinkle. Then the microspheres provide permanent support of the skin to ensure lasting results.
4 weeks prior to your initial treatment, a skin test must be administered to screen for any allergy to bovine collagen.
ArteFill is different from temporary dermal fillers
Unlike temporary dermal fillers available, ArteFill provides lasting results.
Temporary dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid, collagen and fat are eventually absorbed by the body and require frequent repeat injections to maintain the desired benefit.
ArteFill is composed of unique microspheres which are not absorbed by the body and provide the permanent support necessary for wrinkle correction that lasts.
ArteFill® is the answer for the growing demand for a safe and permanent wrinkle filler for the correction of smile lines.
Usually just one or two treatments are all it takes to achieve the desired wrinkle correction and benefit of ArteFill, depending on the depth of facial wrinkles. With ArteFill Progressive Enhancement™, your doctor can work with you to customize a treatment program to meet your individual needs. This personalized approach helps to ensure the results you desire.