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Leftover Artefill for 11's?

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Leftover Artefill for 11's?

Postby ChrisMN » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:00 am

Hi Dr. Rivkin,

I'll be getting a THIRD round of Artefill for my NL and marionette lines next week. Hopefully this will do the trick. The lines are improved but could be better. Even my doctor said he wishes there was 'more bang for the buck' with Artefill.

My question is, could Artefill be used for the vertical lines between the eyes (frown lines?)? I'm beginning to get a deep one near my right eyebrow!

Thanks.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:24 pm

hi,
i agree with your doctor - artefill re-touches are the bane of my existence. sometimes it stays, but for some people it fades and i need to re-inject it several times. it has to do with the collagen part of the artefill being absorbed and the body not replacing it with its own cells as much as anticipated.
i think that artefill in the glabellar lines between the brows is ok, but you have to be very careful. make sure that your doc is very experienced with injections and artefill in particular. and be conservative. its better to come in for a touch up or two than to put too much in.
hope that helps
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