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Q&A: What Are Artefill Injection Risks?

I heard a doctor on TV say that Artefill was risky, but my friend had it injected and it looks really good, RealSelf user asked, adding “does anything last as long, like maybe silicone?”.

“Artefill is different from temporary injectable wrinkle fillers“, answered Aristocrat’s certified surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani.

“The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and provide the support your skin needs for natural, long lasting results.You must be skin tested prior to treatment with Artefill. The carrier of the unique microspheres in Artefill is collagen.

If no reaction to the skin test after four weeks, you may be treated with Artefill that day. Most people require more than one treatment to reach the level of correction that they want. Artefill is technique sensitive as it must be injected mid to deep dermis. You will want to choose a Doctor who has experience injecting Artefill due to the importance of placement of the filler.

I would advise against silicone injections as silicone tends to migrate and I have treated patients 10-15 years post silicone injections of face and other areas who present with delayed hypersensitivity reactions, granulomas and persistent edema.”

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