What is Artefill® and Artecoll®?

A common complaint about dermal fillers is the short duration of achieved results. Most last for three to six months, but others can get absorbed by the patient’s body in as little as six weeks! Luckily, there’s a new solution for patients who want to prolong their youthful looks. Artefill®, also known as Artecoll®, is a new type of long-lasting dermal filler whose results can last for many years.

Artefill® (Artecoll®) rejuvenates skin in two ways. First, the dermal filler is injected into deep lines on the face, such as the nasolabial folds which run from the sides of the nose past the mouth. The injections are a combination of bovine collagen and tiny microspheres made from synthetic materials used in medical implants. Each injection deposits some of this compound beneath the patient’s skin, filling in lines and wrinkles to achieve a younger look.

Artefill® (Artecoll®) is different from other dermal fillers because it actually stimulates the patient’s body to produce its own collagen over time. While other dermal fillers get absorbed within three to six months, the collagen in Artefill® is replaced by the patient’s own newly-produced collagen. This brings about long-lasting results that have been described as ‘practically permanent’.

Some patients have experienced adverse reactions to Artefill®. Since the collagen used in the injections is derived from cows, allergic reactions are a possibility. Choose a cosmetic dermatologist who will do allergy testing prior to the procedure. Also, some patients have developed hardened scar tissue years after their Artefill® treatment. Always talk to your doctor about the possible risks of any cosmetic procedure.

For more information on Artefill® or to learn about treatments such as laser hair removal, Thermage®, and lip enhancement, we encourage you to visit or contact our Beverly Hills skin rejuvenation office serving Los Angeles. We will be able to address all of your concerns and answer your questions.