*Bellafill (Artefill) in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ
Artefill is a commonly used dermal filler designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. It is composed of synthetic microspheres suspended in a gel. This gel is made of a combination of bovine collagen, lidocaine, and buffers. Collagen itself is found naturally in the skin, forming a key part of its underlying support structure. Because the amount of collagen present in the skin diminishes over time, bovine collagen injections are frequently used to improve the volume and appearance of the skin. When combined with microspheres, and the local anesthetic lidocaine for patient comfort, what you get is one of the best dermal fillers on the market.
How Does Bellafill (Artefill) Work?
Artefill works through injections directly into the skin. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of the deep lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, also known as nasolabial folds. It can also be used to ease the appearance of other facial wrinkles. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. DeVito can inject it into targeted areas using a fine gauge needle. Like other dermal fillers, it adds volume to the selected area. This smoothes the skin, filling in fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike temporary dermal fillers, the microspheres are not absorbed by the body. The collagen gel will wear off over time, but the microspheres will continue to add volume to your skin over the long term. In clinical studies, the results were still present five years after the initial treatment.
Does Bellafill (Artefill) have any Side Effects?
Artefill has been found to be very safe when administered by an approved physician, such as Dr. DeVito. The usage requires an allergy test before it can be administered since some people are allergic to the collagen present in it. Common side effects include mild redness and swelling in the treated areas. These usually resolve within a day or so. Most people return to work or other regular activities on the same day as their procedure. Less common conditions include bruising, rash, itching, and sensitivity.
Is Bellafill (Artefill) Right For Me?
If you enjoy the wrinkle-erasing effects of other dermal fillers and wish you could make the results permanent, Artefill may be perfect for you. In 2012, 2 million procedures were performed in the U.S. using dermal fillers, including Artefill. For those seeking wrinkle treatments for the first time, it might be better to use a less permanent option until you know what kind of results you can expect. Most people who undergo dermal filler treatments for reducing wrinkles are very satisfied with their results.
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