Artefill Las Vegas Laser & Lipo’s Fountain of Youth!
One of the greatest problems posed by aging is the loss of volume in our face and neck. This causes the appearance of wrinkles, laugh lines, crow’s feet, peanut heads, pointed chins, diminished jaw lines and sagging jowls. This natural part of aging can dramatically diminish your youthful appearance. Artefill may be your answer.
Artefill is a long lasting soft-tissue filler that is FDA approved for filling smile lines and is used “off label” for restoration of facial and neck volume. It is chemically similar to cyanoacrylate compounds used to make dentures, hold in dental implants and artificial joints and even make transparent replacement lenses when the ones inside your eyes get cloudy.
The 40 to 60 micron (a micron is a millionth of a meter) microspheres of PMMA, the long lasting filler constituent in Artefill are five times smaller than the majority of materials in other short-term fillers. The microspheres are uniformly suspended in a slurry of ultra-pure cow collagen which is rapidly absorbed by your body. The end result is a highly purified, smooth, easily injected suspension that provides you a long lasting volume enhancement. The treatments can last for years due to its non-absorbable nature.
You only add to the volume you lose with each additional year of life. Artefill injections are a simple out-patient office procedure in which you will experience immediate results. The results wane a bit as your body absorbs the cow collagen carrier and then returns as your body produces more collagen and elastin in response to the PMMA microspheres distributed through the tissue.
The goal is to help you re-volumize, put the skin on stretch, replace the resorbed skeletal scaffolding and lift the lax tissues so that you look younger and healthier. Many patients bring a photo they like from younger years with them, to use as a point of discussion and model when designing their rejuvenation treatment plan.
After confirming that you are a candidate, proving that you are not allergic to the (free) skin test, you can start your rejuvenation. Topical anesthesia, local anesthesia mixed in the Artefill gel and ice are utilized during the procedure in order to ensure the patients comfort and decrease swelling.
The greatest advantage of this non-surgical procedure is that it does not require any physical down time, and you can resume your daily routine after immediately after the treatment. Some patients experience “social” downtime due to swelling or bruising, but that resolves quickly in most cases. Avoiding blood thinning medications like aspirin, vitamin E, fish and other supplement oils will decrease your risk of bruising and swelling.
Artefill is a major part of our practice. It has very few side effects, and is easily combined with other cosmetic treatments which add to the global rejuvenation. Artefill is fairly costly when compared to the per syringe cost of temporary fillers, but since it is so long lasting, it pays for itself by comparison. Dr. Zimmerman is a founding member of the Liquid Lift organization. He was an early adopter of Artefill and one of the busiest injectors of this product in the nation, according to the manufacturer.
Las Vegas Laser & Lipo has patients who have been enjoying their Artefill enhancement for over 6 years. Our practitioners inject dozens of syringes of filler per week, and Dr. Z injects more Artefill than any other practice in Las Vegas. Dr. Z also teaches other clinicians how to artistically evaluate patients, educate them on their options and perform this long lasting non-surgical rejuvenation.
Call 702-360-6686 to schedule a consultation today! You’ll like what you see in the mirror better really soon!