Anyone who is interested in long term, permanent correction or reduction of deep naso-labial folds. If you’ve used other types of filler in the past, and if you aren’t allergic to bovine collagen you would be a good candidate for ArteFill.
ArteFill is a permanent skin application with long lasting effects. But the aging process is never ending, so like any other cosmetic procedure, as you age you may need another application of ArteFill.You will experience immediate, visible results with no downtime. The overall results will take place over several months ensuring the results that you desire.
Description of Procedure
A month before the procedure, you will need to have a skin test in order to determine if you are allergic to the product, if it’s negative then your cosmetic surgeon will schedule your procedure. ArteFill contains lidocaine, which diminishes soreness following the procedure: ArteFill is injected in stages by your cosmetic surgeon over a period of several weeks to months. Your surgeon will inject the filler just beneath your skin, filling the gaps so that the skin is raised to its normal height. It takes about 3 months for you to experience the full effect of ArteFill.
Healing and Downtime
The treated areas usually look normal within a matter of hours after Hylaform injection. In some patients, particularly with lip augmentations, bruising and swelling may last 7-14 days.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and, therefore, is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.