I have lumps in my laugh lines from ArteFill/Artecoll injections around 4 years ago. Is there a way to dissolve it and allow the body to absorb it, or a safe way to remove it? Thanks.
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Dissolve Artecoll Lumps !
According to the literature the consequences of Sculptra,Artefill and Radiesse in the normal host has been very problematic (foreign body granulomas, infections, etc.) Frequently the only way to get rid of these lumpy ridges was to excise then Recently I have taken to injecting them precisely with 0.1 cc of Kenalog-10 combined with 0.9cc of injectable 5fu. The results thus far for me have been incredible and I have been doing it over a year
Dear Skin Care Miami
The management of the bumps from Artecoll is either by steroid injection or excision. Either must be done carefully so as to not create another problem. The Steroid injections must be repeated for long term effect- usually at 4 week intervals.
With Warm Regards,
Trevor M Born MD
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