Artefill is the newest FDA approved filler for the correction of wrinkles and acne scars that lasts for years! Dr. Osman is one of the few physicians in Los Angeles to offer this treatment.
Because Artefill is a long lasting filler, it requires special skills and attention to detail when placed. Dr. Osman evaluates and treats each patient uniquely for natural, optimal results.
Artefill is composed of non-absorbable particles known as PMMA and purified bovine collagen. The collagen provides immediate correction of the injected area, and the PMMA particles provide the permanent support your body needs to correct the wrinkle. PMMA is the same material that has been used in dozens of medical implants over the last 50 years, and is proven safe.
Some of the advantages of Artefill include the following:
- Immediate, visible results with no down time
- A simple, in-office procedure
- Excellent safety profile
- Results improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time
- Usually requires only 1 or 2 treatments
Artefill is placed into the skin in the same fashion as many of the other fillers available today such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Radiesse. One or two treatments may be necessary for optimal correction.
Patients may be allergic to the collagen component of Artefill, so a skin test is needed prior to treatment. This is a simple procedure where a small portion of the collagen used in Artefill is placed in the forearm.
The most common adverse events associated with ArteFill injections are lumpiness, persistent swelling or redness, and increased sensitivity at the injection site.