ArteFill Injections

About ArteFill Skin Wrinkle Filler There are currently several options available for individuals seeking Skin Wrinkle Filler Treatments. Most are for the purpose of smoothing out fine lines in the facial area in hope to produce a smoother and more youthful experience. One of the most contemporary options is that of ArteFill Skin Wrinkle Filler. ArteFill is the first and only FDA-approved non-absorbable wrinkle filler for the correction of smile lines. It contains 20% tiny round and smooth particles (PMMA microspheres) and 80% purified bovine collagen gel with 0.3% Lidocaine, an anesthetic. Alternatives to ArteFill would be Radiesse, Juvéderm or Restylane.

ArteFill is dual-acting as an injectable skin wrinkle filler. First, ArteFill visibly corrects the appearance of the wrinkle. Then the microspheres provide the permanent support your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction.

Most individuals get the desired result from ArteFill skin wrinkle filler injections within 1 or 2 treatments. This greatly depends on the depth of their wrinkles and folds. Later, you and your physician can decide if you would like to further enhance your results. This personalized approach helps to ensure that you get the look you desire.

The FDA has approved ArteFill for the safe and effective correction of smile lines.

As with any injectable skin wrinkle filler, you can expect mild swelling and reddening at the treatment site. These side effects are usually gone within 24 hours. Occasionally, there is mild bruising that typically disappears in 3 to 7 days. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, and increased sensitivity at some or all injection sites. Two other rare potential side effects of all dermal skin wrinkle fillers may be lumps and granulomas, both of which can be treated by your physician.

The treatment involves injections with a fine needle and takes only a few minutes. Most patients find that they can resume normal activities immediately. Pain during ArteFill injections vary individually depending on how pain sensitive the patient is. The injections may prick a little, but normally no anesthesia is needed for treatment of wrinkles and folds. Most people report that the injections are relatively painless.

It is important that a skin test is established as a safety precaution to make sure that the individual is not allergic to the bovine collagen or anesthetic in ArteFill.

After the ArteFill injection, keep an icepack on the area for 15 minutes to reduce possible swelling. You may take Arnica (under the tongue) every two hours for the first day or two if any bruising occurs.