Artefill Migration and Restylane Collagen Stimulation
Thanks so much
its a very important question.
long term migration of filler is a real concern after the nightmares we saw with silicone.
i think that the migration reports you're talking about with artefill are actually about an earlier, less refined product that was used a long time ago in europe called artecoll. the fda approved version (artefill) has not had migration problems or granuloma problems because the beads are much smoother and more uniform in size. i have been using it now for over a year on a daily basis, and i have not seen a single serious problem. the only issues have been occasional temporary redness and need for touch ups.
collagen formation does seem to happen after restylane and juvederm and yes, as a result, even when the material disappears some of that collagen is still around as a cumulative effect.
hope that helps