ArteFill® is the first and only FDA-approved non-resorbable, injectable dermal filler for the correction of nasolabial folds, also known as “smile lines”.
How is ArteFill® different from temporary dermal fillers?
All temporary fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. That’s why they require frequent repeat injections. ArteFill® is different. The unique microspheres in ArteFill® are not absorbed by the body. These microspheres provide the permanent support your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction. Now, with ArteFill®, you can get the lasting wrinkle correction you want in just one or two treatments. Where the results of temporary fillers end, the long-lasting benefits of ArteFill® continue.
How does ArteFill® work?
ArteFill® is a dual-acting injectible filler. Once it’s injected into the deep portion of the skin under the wrinkle, the collagen in Artefill visibly corrects the wrinkle. Over time, the collagen is absorbed by the body but the microspheres remain intact providing the support your skin needs for long-lasting, natural feeling wrinkle correction.
Artefill contains 20% tiny round and smooth particles (PMMA microspheres) and 80% purified bovine collagen gel with 0.3% lidocaine, an anesthetic.
How is an ArteFill® treatment performed?
ArteFill® is injected underneath the wrinkle, just above the skin’s fat layer. The treatment itself is similar to temporary dermal filler treatments (such as Juvederm or Restylane). It involves injections with a fine needle and takes only a few minutes. You can return to your normal activities immediately.
When will I see results with ArteFill® and how long will the results last?
Results of ArteFill® are immediate and improve over time. Results of the treatment can last 10 or more years. Most people get the results they want with one or two treatments, depending on the depth of their wrinkles and folds.
Is ArteFill® safe?
Yes. The FDA approved ArteFill® for the safe and effective correction of smile lines in 2006. In clinical testing, Artefill was as safe as the control temporary fillers. As a safety precaution, prior to treatment we will conduct a skin test to make sure that you are not allergic to the bovine collagen or anesthetic in ArteFill®.