What is Aquamid?
Aquamid is one of the newer dermal fillers on the market and it provides volume under the skin. It is non-allergenic and what’s unique about this filler is that it is not temporary. The results do not fade or disappear, which makes for a more permanent improvement.
The dermal filler can help with face contouring and smoothing away deeper wrinkles. Many people have had success using Aquamid with contouring of the cheeks and nose to provide a complete makeover so that there is no need for cosmetic surgery. The look is natural, so no one has to know about the actual process unless it is disclosed.
Aquamid is a hydrogel that is 97.5% water and 2.5% polyacrylamide, so it integrates with the tissues of the body. The volume remains beneath the skin and harmonizes with the body. There are no micro particles inside the gel, so the company advertises that “what you see is what you get.” The filling effect comes from the gel, not as a result of any reactions that are made under the skin.
Since there is a significant amount of water within the gel, there are no issues with hardening tissue or fibrosis. This ensures there are no lumps within the skin following the procedure, which is sometimes the case with other dermal fillers that are on the market. Learning about the presence of foreign bodies in the gel is critical to try and avoid them at all costs.
The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and the patient is able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment. There are no allergy tests required due to the high percentage of water inside the gel. A local anesthetic is used in order to reduce the pain of the injection. Due to the compound’s nature, results are seen immediately.
Where it Can Be Used
Aquamid is natural enough to be used throughout the entire face. This includes in the deepest of wrinkles along with the cheeks, nose, chin, and even lips. This allows men and women alike to gain the appearance they have always wanted or that they have lost over time as their face has lost volume.
The injections are most commonly used for:
– Nose enhancement
– Cheek contouring
– Naso-labial folds
– Lip enhancement
– Smile lines
– Chin augmentation
Viewing before and after photos can help to show what a person can hope to achieve through the use of Aquamid. Working with a doctor that has experience with this dermal filler is advised in order to get the best possible results.
If you decide that you want to add volume or contour a particular area of your face, Aquamid can be the dermal filler that is right for you. It’s important to talk to your doctor and determine whether it is going to be the best solution based upon what you are trying to achieve. The more you know about the product, the easier it will be to determine if it’s what you want to use.
Everyone needs to know about Aquamid in terms of what it does and what the side effects are. It is approved by the TGA for use in Australia, but has not yet been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
Slight swelling can occur at the injection point but this will generally disappear within the first few days. Other side effects can include redness or irritation. Most of these will subside in a few days. In rare cases, an infection may take place. If there are any symptoms such as tingling, the doctor that handled the injections should be contacted immediately.
The gel is watery and after it has been injected into the facial tissue, the water will be exchanged between the gel and the tissue in the surrounding area. Over time, the gel with vascularize and enable access to the immune system.
Six months should pass prior to having any aesthetic treatments performed in the area of the injection. This includes everything from pigmentation to skin resurfacing to laser and peeling treatments. This ensures that the Aquamid gel has had the opportunity to integrate with the tissue of the body so that there are no issues.
Aquamid already has a proven track record for being both safe and able to provide a long lasting result. Seven years of experience and 400,000 treatments show that there is no need for multiple injections to maintain the appearance. The results can be achieved with one injection and without any kind of surgery. This provides the aesthetic appearance desired that lasts for a considerable amount of time.
In over 90% of the patients, physicians judged the results at one, two, four, and five years following the injection. The long-term clinical trials were positive and patients were still satisfied with the results at the follow-up five years after the injections.
Take the time to explore Advanced Dermatology’s library on the various dermal fillers treatments so you can learn what they are, where it can be used, as well as various other important facts that you should be aware of prior to having them injected into your face.