FDA approved, Artefill is a filling product consisting of synthetic microspheres suspended in collagen.
Designed to fill folds and deeper folds, doctors have long known that this charge lasts longer than collagen alone or fillers based on hyaluronic acid such as Restylane and Juvéderm, although its FDA label still places its longevity of results at only six months.
Artes, the company behind ArteFill, released the data at the meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology on February 2, demonstrating that the filler had results over five years. Consequently, the company should request a change to reflect this duration of results.
Although ArteFill is an alternative filling material for those looking for a deeper correction, certain precautions should be taken.
It should not be injected into areas of movement, such as the lips, and as with any particle filling system, granules or bumps under the skin, called granulomas, may develop. A pre-allergy test is necessary for ArteFill, since its collagen base is of animal origin.