Definition - What does Aquamid mean?

Aquamid is a semi-permanent, soft volume facial filler used for aesthetic purposes. Aquamid is used to treat deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, depressed scars, to enhance lips, facial volume, cheekbones and the jawline, and treat all skin sagginess caused either by aging or illness. The dermal filler is in elastic gel form, not containing any solid microparticles.

Aquamid is injected under the skin where it remains for a minimum of five years.

TheConsultation explains Aquamid

Aquamid is made of 2.5% polyacrylamide and 97.5% water, which makes the filler easily accepted by the body. Aquamid is a dermal filler injected under the surface of the skin, in the form of an elastic, soft volume gel called a hydrogel. The hydrogel is flexible and moves with the face, making Aquamid create a natural aesthetic. The gel is mostly water, which makes it easy for the body to absorb and accept it.

Aquamid is often advertised as permanent, but research shows that the fillers stay in place for a minimum of five years - after five years, additional treatments might be necessary. This is also to do with the fact that the process of aging is continuous, and new wrinkles and lines will be formed over time, demanding larger doses of Aquamid to maintain the effect of plumped, elastic, smooth skin.

Aquamid is used to treat signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, fine lines, accentuated nasolabial folds, lip augmentation, cheek contouring, and as a treatment for facial lipoatrophy. Aquamid is used as an aesthetic correction procedure, both for those reducing the signs of aging, as well as by patients who are suffering from facial deformations due to illness.

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