Volume 11 - Issue 9 - September 2003

If you have patients complaining about having to come back month after month, year after year, for treatment of wrinkles or scars, then a new filler from Artes Medical, Artefill, which is currently seeking FDA approval, may be an answer to their problems. This injectable micro-implant, marketed as Artecoll outside the United States, has been used in more than 200,000 patients in Europe, South America, Mexico and Canada since 1994. How It Works According to the company’s Web site, Artefill is made of homogenous polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres evenly suspended in a solution