Permanent Fillers Options

 

Artefill*

Silicone

Product source

Synthetic beads of methyl methacrylate in a base of bovine collagen

Liquid form of the chemical polymer silicone

Indications

Superficial, moderate and deep lines and folds, acne scars, volume loss

Lips, acne scars, sunken cheeks, nasolabial folds and marionette lines

Duration

Permanent

Permanent

Treatment protocols

One treatment with one or two touch-ups provides the best result

Depends on number of sites and amount of correction desired

Cost

$2,500

$500–1,000 per injection

Benefits

Long-lasting benefit; once the desired result is achieved, touch-ups are needed only as the client ages and lines deepen with time

Long-lasting benefit after a series of treatments; once the desired result is achieved, touch-ups are needed only as the client ages and lines deepen with time

Risks

Swelling, redness, bruising and permanent lumps; should not be used in the lips

Swelling, redness, bruising permanent lumps, and the rare possibility of a late foreign body reaction or migration of the material