Artefill in Middletown, NJ
For some people, wrinkles and fine lines tend to be more pronounced and noticeable as they create a tired and unhappy expression. At Allure Plastic Surgery Center in Red Bank, NJ, board-certified Red Bank plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor uses ArteFill® to permanently correct deep lines and wrinkles as well as scars, restoring a healthy and bright appearance.
What Is ArteFill®?
ArteFill® is a lasting solution for wrinkle correction, especially for the nasolabial folds (“parentheses”) and marionette lines. This simple, in-office procedure offers immediate results that improve over time and last for many years to come. Other temporary wrinkle fillers are made of natural or synthetic materials that are absorbed by the body, resulting in temporary wrinkle correction. ArteFill® is the ideal solution for those patients who have been happy with the results from temporary fillers, but want a more permanent option.
Benefits of ArteFill®
In addition to correcting deep wrinkles and scars, the benefits of ArteFill® include the following:
- Immediate results
- No downtime or recovery
- Quick procedure
- Permanent results
- Only takes one or two treatments to achieve the desired results
- Requires no maintenance
How Are the ArteFill® Treatments Performed?
ArteFill® is injected beneath the wrinkle or scar to provide support to the skin’s structure and smooth the area. Once injected, this filler replenishes and replaces lost collagen. As the bovine collagen is absorbed in the body, the microspheres that cannot be absorbed or metabolized by the body help generate new collagen.
Secondary injections may be indicated for optimal results. ArteFill® has an excellent safety profile and the treatment is quick and simple and requires little downtime. The results are immediate, improve over several months, and stand the test of time.
Preparing for ArteFill® Treatments
Patients are asked to have a skin test at least 2-4 weeks before treatment to rule out any possible allergic reactions to the collagen. This is a simple injection given under the skin of the forearm (similar to a PPD test for TB) to observe the area for any signs of redness or inflammation.
If no allergic reaction is noted, the patient may make an appointment for ArteFill® injections. Although ArteFill® contains lidocaine to help diminish any discomfort, patients are asked to apply a numbing cream to the site an hour before treatment or may receive local anesthetic injections in the office to minimize any potential discomfort. Additionally, if the areas to be treated have any kind of rash or breakout, patients may be asked to reschedule once the area is clear.
Recovery from ArteFill® Treatments
ArteFill® has an excellent safety profile, and the treatment is quick and simple and requires little downtime. There may be some slight swelling or redness at the injection site, but that can be reduced with the help of ice packs. The results are immediate, improve over several months, and are long lasting.
How Much Do ArteFill® Treatments Cost?
The cost of ArteFill® treatments vary depending on the size of the targeted area to be treated as well as the deepness of the wrinkles or scar. During a consultation with Dr. Taylor, we can discuss the cost along with our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards as well as offer financing through CareCredit®. With cosmetic procedures, we ask that the full payment be made in advance of the procedures.
Is ArteFill® Right for Me?
If you have been using other fillers and are happy with the results but want a more permanent solution that does not require maintenance, or you are tired of looking in the mirror and noticing how your face seems to pull downward because of deep lines, ArteFill® may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for ArteFill® Treatments?
Dr. Taylor is very adept at performing ArteFill® treatments on patients with deep lines and wrinkles as well as scars who want a natural and glowing facial expression. He takes a more conservative approach with patients to ensure the change is natural without looking overbearing or overdone. His staff works very hard to ensure you have a pleasant experience while receiving treatments at Allure Plastic Surgery Center.
What to Expect at Your ArteFill® Consultation
Your ArteFill® consultation involves talking with Dr. Taylor about your face and the very pronounced lines that bother you. Following an evaluation to determine if ArteFill® is the right facial filler for you, Dr. Taylor goes through the procedure step by step to ensure you understand it and also to answer any questions you have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.