What to Expect During ArteFill

Artefill is an injectable derma filler that is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Artefill also helps stimulate the collagen in your skin, preventing wrinkles from resurfacing. The procedure is considered a long-lasting anti-aging treatment that helps keep your skin looking young and smooth. If you are considering this procedure, here are some things you can expect.

Testing Before Artefill Procedure

About a month before the procedure, the doctor will do a skin test to ensure that you don't have any allergies to the compound used in the injection. If there are no problems, you will schedule your first session.

Administering Artefill

It takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to administer Artefill. Your doctor will inject you with a syringe. The Artefill compound contains anesthetic to dull the pain from the procedure. After the injection has been administered, you may experience temporary swelling and reddening. However, these side effects should disappear after a period of 24 hours. Other side effects include rash, itching and sensitivity at the injection site.

Results and Follow Up

You should be able to see results immediately following the treatment. There is no recovery time, so you can go back to work after the procedure. Most patients need a couple of treatments to get their desired results. Unlike other derma fillers, Artefill is considered a permanent treatment because the substance doesn't get absorbed into the skin. In fact, results actually improve over a few months. 4 to 6 weeks after your initial treatment, you'll have a follow-up with your physician to see if further injections are necessary.

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