SOURCE: Naficy Rejuvenation Center

April 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Introducing ArteFill -- The First Permanent Injectable Filler

BELLEVUE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- ArteFill is the first injectable filler available in the United States that fulfills the promise of lasting results. ArteFill injections have been used for more than a decade throughout Europe and Canada under the name Artecoll for treatment of nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth). ArteFill has recently received approval from the FDA for treatment of nasolabial folds, and is now available at Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center.

ArteFill is different from other injectable fillers (such as Restylane, Collagen, Hylaform or Juvederm) because a component of ArteFill, called the ArteFill microspheres, are not absorbed by the body. These microspheres (tiny beads) provide the permanent support needed for long-lasting -- and oftentimes permanent -- wrinkle correction.

ArteFill contains 80% purified bovine collagen and 20% ArteFill Precision-Filtered Microspheres (tiny spheres made of PMMA, the same material used for dozens of medical implants over the last 50 years). As the collagen portion of ArteFill goes away with time, the ArteFill PMMA microspheres stimulate collagen production by the skin and finally become encapsulated (fully covered) by the patient's own collagen fibers which provides the lasting results.

A skin test is required to make sure that you are not allergic to the bovine collagen contained in ArteFill. The skin test involves injection of a small amount of the collagen under the skin of the forearm and a waiting period of about 4-6 weeks to make sure there is no reaction. ArteFill is typically injected in 2 sessions, about 2-3 months apart. The cost per treatment is between $600 - $1200.

About Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center:

Dr. Sam Naficy is a highly specialized, fellowship-trained, and double board certified facial plastic surgeon with over 12 years of experience with modern techniques of cosmetic surgery and skincare. He performs close to 1,000 facial plastic surgery procedures per year. Recently, Dr. Naficy was voted by other physicians in the Seattle area as one of the top doctors for facial plastic surgery (Seattle Magazine). Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical, rejuvenation and skincare procedures.

Contact Information

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    Dr. Sam Naficy
    Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center
    1110 112th Avenue NE ~ Suite 150
    Bellevue, WA 98004