ArteFill in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
What is ArteFill?
ArteFill, also known as BellaFill® in the US, is a premier wrinkle correction filler primarily used for the smile lines (nasolabial folds). ArteFill is a formulation of collagen gel and microspheres of PMMA. It also contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which reduces discomfort during treatment. There is no downtime after an ArteFill treatment and normal activities can be resumed right away.
Is ArteFill permanent?
Yes. While other fillers like Juvederm or Restylane are made from natural or synthetic materials that eventually get absorbed by the body and only last for a few months, ArteFill is a microsphere-enhanced collagen that offers a permanent wrinkle solution.
What does Artefill do?
ArteFill is injected directly under the fold or wrinkle that you would like addressed. The collagen in ArteFill eventually gets absorbed by the body but the microspheres stay in place and give your skin the support it needs to maintain long-lasting wrinkle correction. Beyond acting as a dermal filler, the microspheres also stimulate the body to produce its own collagen, which helps create long-lasting results. Each treatment takes 15 to 20 minutes. Two treatments may be required to achieve full results. If two treatments are recommended, they will be spaced three to six weeks apart.
Has ArteFill been approved by the FDA?
ArteFill was approved by the FDA in 2006. It is a simple, in-office procedure that offers patients beautiful, long-lasting results that can be noticed immediately.
Do people think ArteFill is worth it?
ArteFill gets outstanding results, and it is also economical because it requires less injections over time. Many patients choose ArteFill for it’s long-lasting effects.
Does ArteFill have any negative side effects?
Side effects from ArteFill are rare but may include sensitivity, redness, swelling or pain near the injection site. Some patients also experience a firmness, which goes away after some time. ArteFill is not recommended for crows feet or wrinkles around the eye area.