Are ArteFill granulomas "self limiting"?
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Our Artefill ™ granulomas "self-limiting"
That is a very interesting study that you referred to. In my experience, I have not had the luxury to wait around while a patient patiently waits for a granuloma to spontaneously disappear. I think Artefill is an exceptional filler with a low complication rate and I have had experience injecting it practically everywhere in the face and body-I have not injected it into the substance of the lips, however.
As with any filler, the technique of injection is the key to a successful result. I have seen three granulomas in my experience. Two have resolved with dilute steroid injections while one required excision. Understandably, the three patients were not willing to wait around for years for these granulomas to spontaneously go away. However, this study may provide comfort and hope for those patients experiencing granulomas who are unwilling to undergo an excision with its attendant scarring.