I had Artefill injected 5 yrs. It looks awful now. How do I get rid of it?
Doctor Answers 4
Bellafill gone wrong
It is hard to tell whats happening without pictures provided. I would advise you to schedule an appointment with experienced provider to determine the cause of your problem and possible options. While some consider Bellafill as permanent, it lasts around 5 years and it should not migrate or cause changes after 3 years. Good luck!
Artefill Forming Small Lumps All Over the Face
I am sorry that you are experiencing this problem. If your Artefill (now called Bellafill) was looking good for 3 years, any problems you are having will not likely be related to the filler. At 3 years your filler will be stable, does not migrate and is a very natural volume replacement. Without photos, it is difficult to tell, but it sounds like you may be having a dermatologic issue. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who experience with Bellafill to figure what is going on.
I hope that helps.
Improving Artefill with steroids and RF treatments
I suggest a filler expert who uses a significant amount of semi permanent and permanent fillers. Sometimes 5fu/steroid injections and RF treatments work to improve this area without any surgery needed. Best, Dr. Emer
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Getting "rid" of Bellafill/Artefill not easy
The only way to remove Bellafill is with surgery. If there are lumps, it needs to be evaluated. If its an infection, it needs antibiotics. If its a nodule, it can be treated with 5FU/Kenalog.
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