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What is ArteFill?

ArteFill is the first and only FDA-approved non-resorbable injectable filler for the correction of wrinkles known as smile lines. It contains 20% tiny round and smooth particles (PMMA microspheres) and 80% purified bovine collagen gel with 0.3% lidocaine, an anesthetic.
How is ArteFill different from temporary dermal fillers?
All temporary fillers are eventually absorbed by the body. That’s why they require frequent repeat injections. ArteFill is different. The unique microspheres in ArteFill are not absorbed by the body. These microspheresprovide the permanent support your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction. Now, with ArteFill, you can get the lasting wrinkle correction you want in just one or two treatments. Where the results of temporary fillers end, the long-lasting benefits of ArteFill continue.
How does ArteFill work?
ArteFill is a dual-acting injectable wrinkle filler. First, ArteFill visibly correctsthe wrinkle. Then the microspheres provide the permanent support your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction.
Is ArteFill safe?
Yes. The FDA has approved ArteFill for the safe and effective correction of smile lines.
Why is a skin test necessary prior to treatment with ArteFill?
A skin test is a safety precaution to make sure that you are not allergic to the bovine collagen or anesthetic in ArteFill.
How is ArteFill injected?
ArteFill is injected underneath the wrinkle, just above the skin’s fat layer (see below). ArteFill provides the soft, supportive foundation that your skin needs for long-lasting wrinkle correction.
Can anyone have ArteFill treatments?
No. Some people are not good candidates for ArteFill.
ArteFill is contraindicated in those who: have a positive reaction to the ArteFill skin test. have a history of severe allergies and hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis). are allergic to the anesthetic (lidocaine) in ArteFill.
have a history of allergies to any bovine collagen products. are prone to thick scarring (hypertrophic) formation and/or excessive scarring (keloid). are undergoing or planning to undergo desensitization injections to meat products.

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Are there any other treatment concerns with ArteFill?
If you have any skin outbreaks (e.g., cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, infection) near the injection site, you should postpone treatment until they clear. If you are taking aspirin (NSAIDs) or anti-inflammatory drugs or have any medical condition that affects your blood, you may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection sites.
In addition, you should inform your doctor if: you have had any treatments for smile lines in the last 6 months
you are receiving UV light therapy you are currently on immuno-suppressive therapy (medication commonly
prescribed for those who have undergone an organ transplant, or are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, or cancer). It’s important that you share your medical information with your doctor. Together,
you can make an informed decision as to whether ArteFill is right for you.
Are there any further precautions with ArteFill?
Yes, you should know: ArteFill contains microspheres that help provide the permanent support
for wrinkle correction. Treatment results are lasting. The microspheres can only be surgically removed. The safety of ArteFill in pregnant or breastfeeding women, and individuals under 18, has not been established. There is always a risk of infection with any injection. Discuss the symptoms of infection with your doctor so you will be able to recognize them.
Are there any possible side effects with ArteFill?
As with any injectable wrinkle filler, you can expect mild swelling and reddening at the treatment site. These side effects are usually gone within 24 hours. Occasionally, there is mild bruising that typically disappears in three to seven days. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, and increased sensitivity at some or all injection sites. Two other rare potential side effects of all dermal fillers may be lumps and granulomas, both of which can be treated by your physician. Be sure to call your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual skin reactions around the treatment area.

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How does ArteFill treatment compare to temporary fillers?
The treatment itself is similar. It involves injections with a fine needle and takes only a few minutes. You can resume your normal activities immediately.
When will I see results with ArteFill and how long will the
results last?

You will see results immediately. In the U.S. clinical study, full wrinkle correction was maintained throughout the study.

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