Artefill is an injectable filler used on wrinkles and facial lines such as crow’s feet and the folds from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds). The filler is made up of small synthetic polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microparticles or ‘beads’ suspended in collagen. The PMMA microparticles are ’non-resorbable’, which means they will not be absorbed into the body, allowing Artefill to last significantly longer than other dermal fillers. Following the injection, the collagen degrades quickly, leaving the PMMA beads indefinitely; the subsequent collagen reaction around the particles creates volume. Unlike temporary fillers, the immediate filling effect disappears rather quickly and, over time, gradual, but long-lasting correction is established.
- Effective treatment for facial volume loss
- Improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Long lasting results
- Improves acne scarring
- Short recovery time
There is some discomfort with these injections. Reactions such as swelling, redness, pain and itching may occur. In most cases, these symptoms will go away in a few days.
Costs can vary greatly depending on the treatment and clinic.