PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate) microsphere filler injections

Permanent fillers equals permanent problems.

One of the main complaints of temporary fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, is that they don’t last forever.  No, they don’t last forever, but technically you wouldn’t want them to.

I’ve seen permanent fillers with PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) microspheres, such as seen in Bellafill, Artefill, and Artecoll, create long-term, permanent problems, such as lumps, masses, oozing sores, and expanding granulomas (inflammatory reactions).  Even if the result from one of these treatments may look and feel fine initially, that can change months to years later.

What happens when a little bacteria contaminates the filler?  It can get infected and must be cut out.

What happens when the body walls it off with thick scar tissue?  It can feel like a rock and can only be cut out.

What happens when styles change or your face continues to age and the filler is no longer wanted?  You have no choice but to live with it or cut it out.

What happens if the permanent filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel?  You can get permanent scarring, necrosis (tissue death) of your nose or lip, and even go blind.  And there is no solution.

For these reasons, PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate) microsphere filler injections, such as found in Artefill / Artecoll / Bellafill is on my Holistic Beauty Blacklist.

Note: This is based solely on the opinions of Dr. Youn, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all doctors or the standard of care in your area. Before you undergo any invasive cosmetic treatment, make sure you consult with a real board-certified plastic surgeon.