Artefill San Francisco
Mabrie Facial Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to offer Artefill®, the only FDA-approved, permanent filler. Where the results of temporary fillers end, enduring benefits of Artefill continue!
Artefill is the first and only FDA-approved non-resorbable wrinkle filler for the correction of smile lines. The benefits of Artefill...
- Immediate, visible results with no down-time
- A simple, in-office procedure
- Results improve over the course of several months and stand the test of time
- Usually requires only one or two treatments
Dr. David Mabrie, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs all Artefill treatments personally, ensuring you personal, consistent results and expert care. Request a consultation online or call us at (415) 445-9513 today.
What is Artefill?
Artefill is a dual-acting injectable wrinkle filler. The secret is in its patented formula, which contains 20% Artefill Precision-Filtered Microspheres™ (made of PMMA, the same material used for dozens of medical implants over the last 50 years) and 80% Artefill Purified Bovine Collagen™ gel with lidocaine, an anesthetic.
Do I need a Skin Test?
Yes. Artefill contains bovine collagen, therefore, a skin test is necessary prior to treatment as a safety precaution to make sure you are not allergic to the bovine collagen or anesthestic in Artefill.
How does Artefill Work?
First, Artefill visibly corrects the wrinkle. Then the microspheres provide the permanent support your skin needs to correct the wrinkle and prevent further wrinkling. Where the results of temporary fillers end, the enduring benefits of Artefill continue.
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty with Artefill
Transform without Surgery
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Is Artefill Safe?
Yes. The FDA has approved Artefill for the safe and effective correction of smile lines.
How Do Artefill Treatments Compare to Temporary Fillers?
The treatments are similar. It involves injections with a fine needle and takes only a few minutes. You can resume normal activities immediately.
When Will I See Results with Artefill and How Long Will the Results Last?
You will see results immediately! In a U.S. clinical study, full wrinkle correction was maintained throughout the study.
Artefill treatment to the Nasolabial Folds
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Is One Treatment Enough to Get the Look I Want?
Most patients get the results they want with one or two treatments, depending on the depth of their wrinkles and folds. When you have your follow-up appointment in 4 to 6 weeks, Dr. Mabrie and you can decide if you would like to further enhance your results. With Artefill Progressive Enhancement (gradual wrinkle correction), Dr. Mabrie can tailor your treatment program to meet your individual needs.
Can Anyone have Artefill Treatments?
No. Some patients are not good candidates for Artefill. You are not a good candidate if you...
- Have a positive reaction to the Artefill skin test
- Have a history of server allergies and hypersensitivity (anaphylaxis)
- Are allergic to anesthetic (lidocaine) in Artefill
- Have a history of allergies to any bovine collagen products
- Are prone to thick scarring (hypertrophic) formation and/or excessive scarring (keloid)
- Are undergoing or planning to undergo desensitization injections to meat products