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American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Investigates Aquamid Fillers

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on October 27, 2009

teen faceThe results of a recent study investigating the injectable Aquamid were revealed at The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) 2009 meeting.

Aquamid is an injectable filler designed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and is made with 2.5% polyacrylamide hydrogel and, according to the results of the study, is as well tolerated as hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm.

Rhoda Narins, MD, Clinical Professor of Dermatology of the New York University School of Medicine in New York City and Director of the Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center of New York reports that, “our results demonstrate that polyacrylamide hydrogel shows strong potential as a permanent soft tissue filler.” The ingredients in Aquamid are non-biodegradable, which means this particular filler cannot migrate. The compound is also expected to last longer than traditional hyaluronic fillers, which may be a cost benefit to consumers.

Aquamid is marketed as a soft volume filler to enhance facial contours, fill out nasolabial folds, smooth out wrinkles and folds in the cheeks and lips, and can also be used to reshape the nose. The filler boasts natural-looking results and lasting satisfaction. In long-term clinical trials, physicians judged the aesthetic results at one, two and four year intervals, and found that results were still good or very good for more than 90% of patients at each interval.

Data after five years shows that patients were either very satisfied or satisfied with results during the follow-up session, and the filler produced similar aesthetic results. The filler is designed to completely integrate with the body’s tissues, which means there is no risk of an allergic reaction to the micro-particles present in the compound. Aquamid is also not linked to tissue hardening or fibrosis.

Efficacy of Aquamid was maintained through the 12-month post follow up treatment for the filler, and showed a significant improvement in results in treatment groups.


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Initial Aquamid Wrinkle Filler Trials Proving to Be a Success

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on March 16, 2009

aquamidInjectable fillers continue to be an affordable and safe anti-aging treatment for many people looking for a quick-fix for treating wrinkles, enhancing the lips or balancing out the nose. While dermal fillers such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm are among the most sought-after injectables in today’s non-surgical market, researchers are testing many other compounds so that patients have even more options in the near future.

Aquamid wrinkle fillers have been undergoing trials and testing for several years, and are finally appearing in select cosmetic surgery centers and medical spas around the world. Dr. Rhonda Narins, a dermatologist in New York recently reported on the results of her participation in a study of Aquamid. The 30 patients in her trial project did not experience any problems with the injectable, and did enjoy immediate results. (Source:

Aquamid is a transparent injectable that can be used for lip augmentation, smoothing out nasolabial folds, getting rid of deep wrinkles, and even as part of a rhinoplasty procedure. The injectable is physically and chemically stable, and very soft and malleable. Individuals who are allergic to some of other compounds present in today’s leading dermal fillers may be good candidates for this injectable that promises easy administration and no allergic reactions.

In addition to filling out lines and wrinkles, Aquamid can be used to contour the face; surgeons have used it to sculpt high cheekbones, enhance the lips and create more contours around the face for a more sculpted, youthful appearance. Results are immediate, and the filler does not degrade over time; according to the company website, Aquamid provides aesthetic satisfaction for years after the first treatment; It restores facial volume for the long-term, providing natural, lasting results.

According to Contura International, the company that makes Aquamid, the injectable has been used in over 40 countries. It is not yet available in the United States, and may still need to undergo thorough FDA review and trials before reaching the U.S. cosmetic surgery market.

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