Can Artefill Improve over Time?
- Asked by Felix49 in Montreal, QC
- 2 years ago
I saw my doctor today. I had an injection of Artefill in the Radix of the nose. It has been 4 months now. I wanted to get another injection to fill it a little bit more, like 2 mi limiters or 1, that's all it needs. She told me to wait another 4 months to make sure I wont be wasting money for nothing since I won't need a full syringe of Artefill, and to let the Artefill settle in a bit more. My question is can Artefill improve past the 4 months ?
Beverly Hills Artefill Treatment - Permanent Filler
Thanks for the question.
I would tend to agree with my colleagues. Artefill is categorized as a permanent filler, hence judicious use is recommended. You will continue to see changes with the product over several months as mild-to-modest neocollagenesis or new collagen formation ensues due to the introduction of the PMMA microspheres ( the active ingredient in Artefill ). In areas such as the radix of the nose where skin and soft-tissue coverage is thinner, there is very little margin for error, hence it is a good idea to let the area settle and reach a stable state before introducing more Artefill.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Web reference: http://www.beverlyhillscosmeticsurgeon.com/artefill.php
Artefill improving over time
Yes, it is best to give your ArteFill more time, unless it is certain you need more augmentation. The results seem to improve over a year.
Can Artefill Improve over time?
Artefill is a permanent filler.
It is important not to reinject too soon, especially in a small area such as the radix of your nose.
I would wait at least 6 months before reinjecting.
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