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Should I get Artefill injection?

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  • Orange County, California
  • 7 years ago

Considering artefil. what are pros, cons, where can i get it too?

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I did artifill when was visiting Chicago,without knowing or do any research about the product,its been 2 weeks with no good result,irritation around mouth! I would say NO
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I would like to do Artefill injections on my face but I did about 5 years ago silicon injections just in a couple of wrinkles and my question is can I do now Artefill on top of silicon..
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Oh wow, I used to live in houston. I dont know any doctors there, but in San Francisco Dr. Mabrie is amazing amazing injector! he was mine but now I live in Orange County and still looking for the perfect one :( . Yes some will go away so just think positive, it wont all stay there permanently.
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They did it at one time, which I didn't think he was going to do all that. The doctor Is. Friend of the family so i trusted him and what hw thought was best. He said artefill Is the good stuff. I just hope it forms like they said. But 4 syringes is alot. He was about to put I'n another 2 I Said no!
After being stressed after procedure I did research and a little scares for my mom
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Hi (bad experience59)

I backed out. I went in and asked for my money back because I went to have two more consultations done with 2 surgeons and they did not recommend it to me so I decided not to do it. Sticking to Radiesse for now. What city do you live in?
Did she do 4 syringes all at once? That sounds like a bit too much. Typically you start with 1 or 1.5 each side and built up in couple of months with that product at least that was what they told me. I actually work for a company and we do injectibles so I decided to just do radiesse at work for now until I get more info on this stuff.
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I live I'n houston. They did 2 syringes I'n one cheek and 2 n the other. Plus 2 In each nasal fold. I'm so worried for her Bc she might look like this forever :( Im tAking her I'n for checkup tomorrow. I heard I'n 3 months 80% of it goes away. So thats what I'm hoping for.
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Where are u getting your Injections? My mom Just got 2 artefillartefil In one cheek ans another 2 I'n the other cheek. It's been 3 weeks And doesn't look like herself. I hope I'n 3 months that It will form. Bc If not the doctor we went to just pumped her face up to rake up a high bill. My mom has been depresses ans people making fun of her at work. Its terrible. I wish I could do something to correct the overfilled cheeks. 4 syringes is too much. I pray everything will turn out ok.
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I just prepaid for 2 Artefill injections to be done in 2 weeks from today. I got the skin test done today. I been committed to do this after spending so much money on Radiesse, Juvederm etc. and not having long last results. I am 26 years old and the only thing that caught me off guard was that the doctor said I might want to buy 4 so that it would be more permanent? I am getting 2 and I guess suppose to follow through after 60 days and add more if needed. It is so expensive even with the promotion so I hope its worth it! But, now I am scarred that I will have lumps like everyone is talking about. It seems like everyone has mixed feelings about this filler. I mean we are in 2011 shouldn't we have a better understanding about Artefill by now? Any advice before getting it done would be helpful. That Doctor that will be doing my injection is here in Orange County (Laguna Niguel-Dr. Sikorski).
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To anyone thinking about artecoll I would strongly suggest reconsidering. I had it injected and now have lumps in my face .It may be that the person injected incorrectly. It was performed at a laser clinic in Thunder Bay and not by a dr. So,,remember it's permanent. I'm stuck with a lumpy face.
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don't use artefill for your nose!!!! I had a bad experience with a doctor who didn't know the meaning of overfill...now I have to go get a tip plasty procedure to fix his mistake the non surgical nose job was the biggest mistake of my life.
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I have used Artefill since its release and when it was known as Articol. I have had to surgically remove it because it lumps and is undependable. The original company went bankrupt and it was bought out by Suvuva, one of the most difficult companies I have ever dealt with. I strongly advise against using this product. Remember, a product is only as good as the people who stand behind it.
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Hi, I had Articoll put into my nasalfolds 2 years ago. It was said to be permanent, but the wrinkles came back. I just had Artifill yesterday. I am fair, and I bruise easily. This morning I woke up swollen and bruised on my lips of all places. I'm not worried about this, as I think I remember this happening the first time. I have used this doctor for a few different procedures. He is excellent, so I trust him in this. He has done over 2000 Artifill injections so far in San Diego. I'm wondering why the Articoll, which was supposed to be permanent, was a let down.
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Hi Robyn, what doctor did artefill for you .I live in orange county and would like to go with some friends to san dieog dr. who did it for your two years ago? Thanks Mitz

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Hi Robyn, Articoll was found to cause severe foreign body reactions (granuloma) in some patients 2 to 4 years after the injections. These granulomas are very difficult to take care of. Our literature is now beginning to document delayed granulomas in some patients who have received Artifill. I, like Dr. Klein, will not inject permanent fillers for fear of difficult and long term complications. Be well. Dr. P
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Hi Mitzi, The Dr.'s name is Sassan Alavi. His office is in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. He also did the Articoll procedure 2 years ago. BTW, the Artifill looks great now! He says it will continue to improve, but I'm 100% happy with it right now. I can't imagine it getting any better! Robyn
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Hi Robyn. Thanks I'm going to check out Dr. Alavi . Were you a clinical trial person or maybe he was one of those dr's who does studies for companies that's why he could do it for you before it was approved and has done so many ? He sound really qualified. Mitzi
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Hi Dr. Persky. You sound really qualified where do you practice..if I want some precedures done? Thanks Mitzi
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Hi Mitzi, Thank you for your kind words. My practice is located in Los Angeles, CA in the suburb of Encino. My web site www.drpersky.com has all of my contact information. I would be happy to speak with you regarding your cosmetic goals. Be well. Dr. P
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Mitzi, The company which makes the product is based here in San Diego, so I'm guessing he had easy access to it during trials and at the initial stages. He's done lipo on me as well as the injectables. He gave me a discount I think, when I mentioned someone had referred me. Mention Robyn Bernstein and maybe he'll give you a deal. I know that the company is giving a $300.00 rebate through Sept. The doctor's office fills all of that paperwork out for you, and you get a Visa cash card in the mail for the $300.00 :-)
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Hi Robyn, Thanks so much we are making our apt. Yipee and we will all meniton your name ...hope you'll get a big discount that way. How cool ,the company is in San Diego so they must have a great working partnership and he is so in with the company who makes it .That makes me feel safer. and we will get a $300.00 card Even better.Yipeee. How much did he charge for the artefill injection? Has the price changed since you had it before it was approved 2 years ago ? Thanks so much for your referral. Mitzi
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It sure wasn't cheap! I think it was $1200, and then the $300.00 rebate. Ask when you call. The previous version was $900.00 per area. It didn't stay though. One of the doctors on this site said that the old version wasn't meant to be "permanant." Who knows? I'm pleased right now, though. Make sure you confirm the rebate. Go to the Artifill website. It has the info on the rebate there! Good luck!
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In your posting on Real Self, you ask if Artefill is a safe filler to use in the nasolabial folds. While Artefill is now an FDA approved permanent filler, it is essentially the same (chemically) as Artecoll, it's predecessor product which was widely used in Europe and Canada. Artecoll was shown to cause significant foreign body granuloma, which is essentially a foreign body reaction and this was shown to occur many years (up to 12-13 years in one study) after it was injected. Artefill has not been around very long and there are no long term studies, therefore long term safety cannot truly be established. And given that it is so close in composition to Artecoll which has been studies extensively, I would urge you to do you homework on this. I have treated patients where the only treatment option was surgical removal. Why take chances with you face? Remember, permanent fillers can cause permanent problems and in the right hand, temporary fillers can and do last over a year. Good luck!
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is artefill a safe filler to use in my nasalfolds? There still seems to be alot of controversy over this and I have used both restylane and juverderm to great satisfaction, but unfortunately, it becomes so temporary and very EXPENSIVE that a more lasting filler would make sense. Anyone out there use this new one yet and what do you think? thanks
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Hi, Has anyone had a non-surgical nose reshaping with Artefill? If so, how long ago and did you like the results? Thanks so much!
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