Can Artefill Be Injected over Silicon on the Nasolabial Folds?

Doctor Answers 3

Can Artefill Be Injected over Silicon on the Nasolabial Folds?

Thank you for your question. There's no direct chemical interaction between the Artefill and silicon.  I would let your injector know that you have silicon in the area.  I would recommend being treated under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for safest and best treatment option. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Artefill injected over silicon

Presuming you've never had any problem with your silicon, then Artefill would be fine to inject overtop.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Artefill use over Silicone

This is a good question and in my opinion, I would not inject Artefill over an area treated with Silicone.  My concern would be that since they are both permanent products, there could potentially be some over stimulation of the tissue due to both of them.  I admit that I have not tried using this technique of Artefill on top of Silicone, and there may be some other doctors that have experience with it that may give you different advice.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.