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Dr. Benjamin Raab of Naperville, IL Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler
Date:7/10/2009

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Benjamin J. Raab, M.D., head of Dermatology & Cosmetic Skin Surgery, has selected Artefill, the first and only FDA-approved microsphere-enhanced collagen filler for the correction of smile lines, to treat patients who are looking for a longer lasting dermal filler. Dr. Raab has treated over 150 patients with Artefill the past several years due to its proven success and effectiveness for the correction of wrinkles.

"Artefill is a paradigm shift in our thinking from temporary to long lasting fillers for wrinkle correction," said Benjamin J. Raab, M.D. "This breakthrough product has proven to be more effective than any other filler product to address a patient's desire for long lasting, natural feeling wrinkle correction."

This simple, in-office procedure takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete. A patient is injected with Artefill similar to other dermal fillers with the key difference being its lasting effect. The unique microspheres in Artefill are not absorbed by the body and therefore provide a scaffold for the patient's own collagen stimulation to generate long lasting natural feeling results. This is different from temporary dermal fillers that are made of different kinds of natural or synthetic materials that are completely absorbed by the body over time and require repeat injections to maintain wrinkle correction. A skin test is required prior to treatment or approximately four (4) weeks ahead of time, to ensure a patient is not allergic to the collagen or anesthetic in Artefill.

Artefill is only offered by a select group of physicians in Illinois and is not available at all physician offices. Dr. Raab is one of the company trained and select few company sponsored physicians who has the skills and experience needed to administer the product.

A female patient of Dr. Raab's said, "What a natural transformation! It was a subtle change which produced extremely positive feedback. Artefill performed above and beyond my expectations and naturally recreated the youthful silhouette around my mouth. I am extremely pleased with the results!"

About Artefill:

Artefill is the first and only FDA-approved microsphere-enhanced collagen filler for the correction of nasolabial folds, better known as smile lines. The safety and effectiveness of Artefill has been extensively studied over the past eight years. Since Artefill was approved in 2006, over 10,000 patients have been treated successfully with very high satisfaction rates.

Suneva Medical, Inc., a medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing novel, differentiated aesthetic products for the dermatology, plastic and cosmetic surgery markets, markets and manufactures Artefill. The Company was formed in April 2009 to deliver the same great product that physicians and patients have embraced over the past several years. For more information visit www.artefill.com or www.sunevamedical.com.

About Benjamin J. Raab, M.D.:

Dr. Benjamin J. Raab is head of Dermatology & Cosmetic Skin Surgery based in Naperville, IL. He specializes in the most up-to-date advances in Laser Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation to reduce wrinkles, facial redness, discoloration and acne, as well as Artefill. Dr. Raab was the first to offer many of these breakthrough techniques in DuPage County, and provide training on these techniques to other doctors. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University Medical School and is on the medical staff of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Rush Copley Hospital, Aurora and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He is also the author or co-author of twelve scientific journal articles, a medical textbook chapter, and has been a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of the American Medical Association. For more information visit http://www.napervilledermatology.com/index.html.

ATTENTION MEDIA: To download Artefill patient before and after pictures visit http://www.napervilledermatology.com/Before_After_Artefill.html or http://www.artefill.com/content/c/beforeandafter/overview.asp

    Contact:
    Dr. Benjamin J. Raab
    (630) 499-8999
    info@napervilledermatology.com


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