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Artefill for Nasolabial Folds

is artefill good for permanent nasolabial line filling or not?

 

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Artefill for nasolabial lines.

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Artefill is a great choice for the nasolabial lines.  It is long lasting, effective, but is not reversible.  Injection technique is very important.


Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Artefill is one of the BEST treatments for nasolabial folds

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If you like the results of fillers in your nasolabial folds then Artefill could be a good choice for you. But make sure you go to an experienced injector with an artistic hand who has a lot of experience with fillers such as Artefill. Try out this injector with a temporary filler first to make sure you like her or his technique. Since Artefill is so long lasting you want to make sure you have both a safe AND artistically placed treatment.

Lorrie Klein, MD
Laguna Niguel Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 165 reviews

Artefill is excellent for nasolabial folds.

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Artefill is not Bio-alcamid, so I'm not sure what the analogy is in my colleague's comments. Indeed, Artefill and any long-lasting or permanent filler can have problems. The most serious of these problems is that of granuloma formation which can occur in a delayed fashion even years later.

That risk, however, needs to be placed in context: it's about 1 in 800 patients. How many surgical patients experience complications that require additional cutting (i.e., surgery)? For almost every procedure, that number is higher than 1 in 800. For rhinoplasty, for example, adverse outcomes can occur years later and revision rhinoplasties are as common as 1 in 20 patients or higher. And yet, my colleagues and I still perform rhinoplasty.

Let me put it simply: my wife and my mother both have Artefill in their nasolabial folds. Both were injected by me and they are the two most important adult women in my life. They and I would not have selected it as a treatment for them if we didn't think that the risk:reward ratio was acceptable.

If a patient (or a doctor) is looking for perfectly safe, they shouldn't be in the realm of cosmetic surgery.

All the best,

--DCP

David C. Pearson, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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Artefill does great in nasolabial folds

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Artefill does a very nice job of filling in the Nasolabial grooves and should last roughly 4-5 yrs before you need to redo it. Artefill is a much better product than it's predecessor Artecoll. You should be skin tested to the product first and then have it injected in 2-3 sessions. Each syringe runs about $1250 and you will need 2-3 syringes for the average good correction. Hope that helps.

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Removing silicone and Artefill from the body and face

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Artefill is not the most common filler of choice for the nasolabial folds. I have removed permanent fillers from the face and do not recommend there use in most cases.

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Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
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Artefill for Nasolabial Folds

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Artefill is a good option for nasolabial folds on the correct patient.  Patient selection is key, and the procedure should only be performed by an expert and experienced injector.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
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Be wary of "permanent" fillers

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"Permanent" is not always better when it comes to having fillers put in your face. Bio-Alcamid”, a permanent" facial filler used outside of the US was reported initially to very safe without any complications. Last week there were reports of late complications. I have practiced for 22 years, and it is an all too common story. Severe granulomas occurred 3-5 years after the previous product, Artecoll, had been injected in many patients. The majority of patients are fine, but I would not recommend a product across the board on a site like this just because it is permanent.

Be very wary of any product that promises to be permanent and safe, sometimes reactions do not rear their ugly head until many years down the line. Much good luck and keep us informed.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
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