I am considering eyelid surgery and the doctor also recommended a dermal filler between the brows to decrease a very deep line. He did not offer the name of the filler he will be using. After looking on-line regarding fillers I came across Radiesse and ArteFill. What I like about the ArteFill is the long-term benefits (5 years) and not knowing the cost perhaps I'll be saving money in the long run as Radiesse and other dermal fillers only last maybe one year at a cost around $800 a visit. Please, if you have experience with ArteFill I would be interested in knowing your opinion (as you have helped me in the past), thank you.
I have used Artefill in the glabellar folds for deep lines. This is an off label use since the filler is approved for only the nasolabial folds. On the few patients I have treated in that area, it appeared to work well. While expensive, the filler should be near permanent. If the problem is merely a result of muscle action, then it is unclear how well this will work. However, your problem seems to be present even without muscle action. This treatment should then be considered.
I have an extremely pronounced glabellar line (vertical line between eyes) - Grade 4. I tried Radiesse with Botox three times, lasted about 9 mos first time and only 2-3 months each time after that. We then tried Juvederm and botox which only lasted just over a month (and cost $1000). I'm an extremely active 37/m and my body seems to metabolize these fillers way too quickly. I'm interested in Artefill too. Anyone have any input if it works for glabellar?
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