Artefill Study Shows Promising Results

Artefill continues to be among the most sought-after injectable fillers in the United States. It is designed to fill wrinkles and lines, including naso-labial folds, and was recently featured in the Dermatologic Surgery journal, the official Journal of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, as an effective treatment with a high level of patient satisfaction.

The report in Dermatologic Surgery features the results of an ongoing 5-year study of safety and patient satisfaction with Artefill. It highlights the filler’s safety profile, and the level of patient satisfaction with Artefill 18 months after receiving the injectable, and throughout the five year period.

Approximately 80 percent of patients in this study were either satisfied or very satisfied with their treatment throughout the follow up period, making Artefill among the leading fillers with a very high rating and positive patient profile.

The study included 1,008 patients who had no recent history of fillers, and the fillers only administered to the nasolabial folds. Each patient received between two and three injections of Artefill, over a 30-day and 60-day period until full correction was received. Each patient filled out a questionnaire detailing any adverse side effects and their level of satisfaction at every six months up to 60 months after their treatment.

According to the study’s results, only 6% of patients experienced any adverse side effects, and only one out of the 1,008 patients was affected by granuloma, a condition where a mass of immune cells forms in an area after tissue injury.  Even this condition resolved itself quickly with medical treatment.

Dr. Steven Cohen, a clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and co-author of the study states, “Our findings further substantiate the safety of this PMMA microsphere dermal filler and we hope will alleviate some of the misperceptions in the market about its long-term safety profile.”

Further Reading

  • Khloe Kardashian made headlines recently after the paparazzi caught her with the infamous “trout pout” – the result of too many injectable fillers in the lips. Kim Kardashian’s younger sister appeared to have some very swollen and lumpy lips after leaving a Beverly Hills salon last week and many are suspecting that that star had cosmetic surgery. Celebrity plastic surgery doctor Dr. Anthony Youn did not treat Khloe Kardashian but believes that the star did have some type of injectable filler. He tells, “Khloe has a trout pout! The excessively plump appearance of her lips could be due to injections of a filler like Juvederm. Her upper lip is larger than her lower lip, causing her mouth to resemble a trout’s. Most injectable fillers last about 6 months in the lips, so given enough time we may see her lips shrink to a smaller and more typical size.” Another plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Michael Fiorellio who is based in New York City, made a similar conclusion. He suspects that Khloe had some type of filler treatment because, “Her lips look swollen and bruised. The product looks lumpy as well”. Dr. Fiorellio is suggesting that this Kardashian sister had either Juvederm or Restylane injections to make her lips appear larger and fuller. Injectable fillers are among the most popular types of non-invasive cosmetic enhancements around the country, and are an attractive option for women who want to add volume to their lips, fill out hollows in their cheeks, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They’re also more affordable than having surgery and can be a convenient option for those who don’t want to deal with the long downtime and recovery process associate with a surgical procedure like lip implants or a facelift.

  • While thousands of women flock to the plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa for their Botox fix every month, statistics show that men are also adopting the Botox habit. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures continues to rise steadily year after year. Whether it’s to attract a mate, get through a mid-life crisis, or just feel more confident when applying for a job, men are relying on quick-fix procedures like Botox, facial fillers, and other minimally-invasive treatments to improve their looks. Experts have dubbed the recent increase in demand for Botox by men as “Brotox”, and it’s being embraced readily by more men across all age groups.

  • If you’ve been thinking about plastic or cosmetic surgery to get rid of wrinkles and lines, you may be able to defy aging without having to go under the knife.