Artefill Review

Overview

As you age, your collagen breaks down and the elastin in your skin becomes worn out. Those looking to avoid the effects that this aging process has on the skin currently have a few options. You can try various wrinkle creams until you find one that works or you can get injections. Artefill is an FDA approved wrinkle filler that is injected into your face by a physician or lab/ spa attendant trained and certified to perform this simple procedure.

Artefill is a wrinkle filling product that was designed to eliminate smile lines and other wrinkles on a person’s face. These wrinkles could be due to age, heredity, or other enivronmental factors, and Artefill claims to give very noticeable wrinkle-erasing results. There are many before and after pictures on the website that do show a very dramatic difference in the appearance of wrinkles after 6 months to a year of treatments with Artefill.

Artefill is billed as a “dual-acting” wrinkle fighter because it not only fixes the wrinkles in appearance, it also helps support your skin over time. This product is different from your average temporary dermal fillers because Artefill doesn’t get absorbed into the body like most fillers. This, the manufacturers claim gives it a much longer lifespan that will require fewer applications.

Product Details

Artefill contains something called PMMA Microspheres which are injected into problematic areas such as smile lines. These microspheres are claimed to help eliminate wrinkles over a long period of time. There isn’t a ton of information out there about Artefill but the fact that it is FDA approved helps inspire confidence. Of course, unlike topical creams or oral supplements, most injection treatments are regulated by the FDA.

The official website is very informative as it has videos, pictures, testimonials, and a small FAQ section. The website also has an area where you can find a doctor or someone else certified in your area to administer this product. Unfortunately, it’s not available in all areas and the website says the price can vary. No estimate is given but third party sites claim it costs around $800 per syringe and you may need between two and eight syringes over a period of one to two years to achieve optimal results from Artefill.

The Good

  • It seems that only a couple injections are needed to achieve noticable results.
  • Great and informative website with an area to find doctors near you.

The Bad

  • Prices vary but averages in the thousands of dollars for complete treatment.
  • Much more intrusive than a typical wrinkle cream.
  • Injections aren’t for everyone and may be uncomfortable.
  • Artefill does come with a long list of potential side effects.

The Bottom Line

Artefill has supposedly been tested and studied extensively and it is FDA approved. This is a fairly safe and side-effect free way to eliminate wrinkle lines for a long-term time span. Artefill might be worth taking a look at if you are considering another type of injection such as Botox or a temporary dermal filler of some kind. If you aren’t fond of needles or are on a budget, you may not be interested in Artefill but it does seem to offer results for those willing to go “under the needle.”

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