In the last month, Artes Medical, the makers of Artefill, formally filed for bankruptcy. Artefill had the distinction of being the first permanent filler that was approved for use in the United States. It had been used in other countries under a different formulation for some time.
There are probably a number of factors that have led to the problems Artes encountered, including market conditions and the current economic downturn. However, Bioform, maker of Radiesse, is also experiencing some loss of confidence in its stock.
For some time, we have been talking about the risks of using semi-permanent and permanent fillers (like Artefill and Radiesse) for facial augmentation. We are not big fans, and we have found fat transfer to be a fantastic natural alternative for lasting facial volume enhancement and augmentation. For those of you who would like to see the benefits of fat transfer, check out our youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bhprofiles&search_type=&aq=f.No comments