ArteFill® in Baltimore, MD
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Theda C. Kontis offers ArteFill® to the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.
Individuals who are looking for a way to keep their skin looking fresh and wrinkle-free for a long time choose ArteFill®. ArteFill® is a permanent injectable facial filler that corrects wrinkles and smile lines, with results that are both quick and long-lasting. It is particularly effective at removing wrinkles along the nasolabial creases, corners of the mouth, and marionette lines. If you want to look more youthful without taking too much time out of your busy schedule, ask Dr. Kontis and her professional team about ArteFill®.
How does ArteFill® work?
Most injectable dermal fillers are made of natural or synthetic materials that eventually break down in your body, meaning the effects are temporary and must be repeated regularly to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance. Unlike other dermal fillers, the microspheres in ArteFill® are not reabsorbed into the body over time, minimizing the need for repeat treatments. The microspheres remain under the skin, providing a support matrix and continuing to stimulate collagen production. Wrinkles are visibly reduced right away, while ArteFill® works with your body’s own collagen to rebuild and support the skin structure, improving the texture of the skin over time for natural, long-lasting results.
Is ArteFill® safe?
ArteFill® has an excellent safety profile, with few side effects. About four weeks prior to ArteFill® treatment, Dr. Kontis will do a complete consultation to assess allergy risk and determine whether this is the most appropriate dermal filler for you. The product is derived from bovine collagen and consists of small spheres of a plastic-like material, so it is important to first undergo skin tests for potential allergies.
Why should I choose ArteFill®?
Treatments with ArteFill® are done in a single in-office procedure, offering immediate and long-lasting results. Fewer injections are needed over time, making ArteFill® a unique and cost-effective option. ArteFill® is a good choice of dermal filler for busy people who want a more convenient and economical way to achieve a more refreshed, youthful look. As it is a permanent filler, Dr. Kontis only injects the product into cheek folds, and she restricts the use to patients who have tried other hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers previously.
Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Theda C. Kontis specializes in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas.