Artefill and silicone removal from the eyelids
In my office, I see many patients with silicone or Artefill complications. Underneath the eyes, the tear trough is a common area of granuloma formation with Artefill and we have had very successful results with the removal of the substance from that area.
Artefill for Under the Eyes
Artefill is not FDA
approved for anywhere but in the nasolabial folds, but it can be used almost
anywhere. It actually excels as an under the eye filler but a lot of
physicians do not understand that the product is mostly collagen and just a
small amount of the PMMA or plastic beads that are powder like, they are so
small. These beads actually ask your body to make or build small amounts
of tissue around them. This takes 3 to 6 months during which time the
collagen will be absorbed. I show
patients the results as soon as I am finished treating an area before the
swelling occurs. That immediate result is the result they will get after the
swelling, bruising, slight scarring from the injection injury and the collagen
all settle down and go away.
has been a tremendous benefit to many of my patients for treating under the
eye. Hopefully you will have the same result but you need to give it long
enough to get the smoothing and for the bumps to resolve if you get them (3 to
this helps and you get a great result.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be used to gain access to the problem area and to allow removal of excess collagen build-up should it occur. Best of luck.
Artefill problem under eyes
I am not aware of lumps or hard areas from Artefill breaking down over time. If you do have lumps under the eyes, they could be removed surgically however.