Other Fillers


    Artefill is a non-absorbable injectable dermal filler used for the correction of wrinkles and lines on the face. Artefill is approved by the FDA for correctıng smile lines (nasolabial folds) but it is widely used “off label” by physicians to fill lines and wrinkles all over the face. It is a formulation of medical grade polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres and bovine collagen along with lidocaine and buffers.


    Collagen injections have been around for a while, but have decreased in popularity with the introduction of newer soft tissue fillers such as the HAs which last longer and do not requires skin testing.


    Fat injections have been around for quite some time. Also referred to as fat transferring.
    It is a procedure similar to liposuction; fat is removed (harvested), prepared then re-
    injected to the desired location as a filler. There is no need for concern about allergy or
    foreign substance reaction as the fat used in the injection is taken directly from another
    area of your body.


    The main component of Radiesse is Calcium Hydroxylapatite which is a biocompatible (compatible with living systems), biodegradable (dissolves in the body) material. Calcium hydroxylapatite is identical in composition to the mineral portion of teeth and bone. Due to this there is no need for pretreatment skin testing.


    Sculptra, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), was approved by the FDA in 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called facial lipoatrophy).


    Selphyl is one of several available systems available for the isolation of platelet- rich plasma (PRP) for clinical use. Following activation by either thrombin or calcium chloride, PRP forms a gel-like material, sometimes called a “fibrin matrix” which can then be injected back into the patient.