ArteFill®/Artecoll® Cosmetic Injections – Birmingham

The lines around the nose and the mouth can become quite pronounced, diminishing the overall appearance of the face and making you look much older than you may actually be. In order to address these lines, the use of ArteFill®/Artecoll® has proven extremely effective. With its special composition, ArteFill®/Artecoll® at our Birmingham area practice not only achieves results comparable to facial plastic surgery, but the results last a long time as well. Let’s look at how ArteFill®/Artecoll® injections work and what to expect from treatment.

About ArteFill®/Artecoll® Injections

ArteFill®/Artecoll® injections are ideal for treating nasolabial folds, those deep lines around the nose and mouth. The injection will reduce the depth of these folds, making patients look much younger. The interesting feature of ArteFill®/Artecoll® injections is that they are comprised of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres suspended in collagen. Initial results will be comparable to that of other dermal fillers, but in time, the PMMA microspheres will stimulate the production of natural collagen, which means great results that last longer that many other fillers.

Candidates for ArteFill®/Artecoll® Injections

The best candidates for ArteFill®/Artecoll® are people who are in generally good health who would like to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should NOT undergo ArteFill®/Artecoll® treatment as it can potentially affect a baby or nursing child. During your visit to our practice serving Birmingham, we will see if ArteFill® and Artecoll® injections are the right option for you.

Risks and Benefits of ArteFill®/Artecoll®

The risks of ArteFill®/Artecoll® injections tend to be very few and side effects minor. We will be sure to perform an allergy test prior to treatment to ensure you avoid most of the major risks involved. Some of the common side effects that people experience after ArteFill®/Artecoll® treatment include redness, swelling, itchiness, lumpiness of the injection site, and bruising. These are all temporary conditions and will usually abate within a day or two after treatment.

The benefits of ArteFill®/Artecoll® injections include improved appearance, great safety and stability, and results that last longer than other dermal fillers available today.

Results of ArteFill®/Artecoll® Treatment

Given the composition of ArteFill®/Artecoll®, the results of treatment can last a very long time. Some studies have shown that ArteFill®/Artecoll® can improve the appearance of facial lines and nasolabial folds for up to five years. This makes it a much longer lasting treatment than other dermal fillers and means less need for repeat ArteFill®/Artecoll® treatment at our practice serving Vestavia Hills.

Learn More About ArteFill®/Artecoll® Injections in Birmingham

Getting ArteFill®/Artecoll® may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Not only are the results exceptional and long-lasting, it carries far less risk than undergoing cosmetic surgery of any sort. For more information on your many options for non-surgical aesthetic enhancement, contact our Birmingham practice for ArteFill® and Artecoll® injections today. Our team looks forward to your visit.