About 20 minutes; depends on the amount of injections required. (Second and third procedures may be necessary if the first set of injections do not provide optimal results.)
bruising, tenderness or itching lasting 1 to 2 days. Allergic reactions to Artecoll ® a rare condition. Thin skin may temporarily lighten. Injected area may initially feel harder, but will soften again after the growth of new connective tissue.
Artecoll ® will permanently remain in the body.
Thin skin may temporarily lighten. Injected area may initially feel harder, but will soften again after the growth of new connective tissue.
The effects have proven to last 10 years and longer. However, final results are different with each patient’s skin in regard to aging and unique facial mimicry (frowning, squinting, smiling, etc.)
Artecoll ® is distributed through a series of tiny injections directly under the skin’s surface, at the subdermal level. The amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin defect or wrinkle. After a doctor makes the appropriate injections at the desired site, the microspheres are spread and molded with the fingertip to assure an even, subdermal distribution. All microspheres will be totally and evenly encapsulated by a fine, fibrous capsule with minimal inflammatory reaction. It can take up to 3 months to see final results.