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Posted by: Vienna | 2008/06/30

Fillers

Is Artecoll/Artefil injections available in South Africa ?

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Hi Vienna, thank you for the question.

As far as I know both Artecoll and Artefill are not available in South Africa. Artefill is a recently FDA approved synthetic filler for the correction of nasolabial fold lines and smile lines. It is contraindicated for the definition and volumising of lips and has no FDA approval for application in other areas of the face. It consists of a combination of bovine collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The result of these fillers tend to be permanent but one should remember that our faces change with time and as a result the area injected should be carefully chosen with this future view in mind.

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