Aquamid- Different from Hyaluronic Acid other Long Lasting Fillers

March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health Asia Staff

Aquamid provides a superior option to hyaluronic acid and collagen fillers for long term correction yet does not contain the small particles used by other long lasting (sometimes called permanent) fillers and attributed to issues with a filler hardening or fibrosis occurring.

Hyaluronic acid or collagens provide results that usually last for 2 to up to 12 months; maintaining the result will require additional injections. Since Aquamid is not absorbed into the body and does not degrade, Aquamid offers a superior solution without numerous injections.

Aquamid is not like other long lasting fillers, it does not contain any small particles and is completely homogeneous. Other long lasting fillers use small particles in the gel, the small particles act as a tissue irritant, the irritated tissue then creates volume; the irritated tissue can lead to tissue hardening or fibrosis. Simply put- gel with small particles can harden and the full result from the injection will not be seen until the tissue is irritated by the small particles.

With no particles, the volume of Aquamid injected is the volume that will be achieved and the results are immediate. The Aquamid hydrogel is biocompatible, non-allergenic and consists of 97.5% water and 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide. Aquamid maintains its shape and does not move from the injection site, it becomes totally integrated with the tissue and follows the movement of the tissue.

Summary: All long lasting Fillers are not the Same- the difference in content and performance between Aquamid and other permanent fillers:

  • Aquamid is a homogenous hydrogel like hyaluronic acid. Other permanent fillers consists of micro-particles in a carrier gel.
  • In contrast to particle fillers, Aquamid’s filling effect is due solely to the injected volume and does not rely on an intended foreign body reaction. Therefore, Aquamid does not elicit tissue hardening or fibrosis.
  • Aquamid becomes fully integrated with the tissue via a fine network of connective tissue strands and does not migrate. Over time, the hydrogel becomes vascularized enabling immune system access.
  • Aquamid is in continuous water exchange with the surrounding tissue, thus preventing encapsulation of the implant.

Please consult with an experienced, qualified doctor to review your desired outcome and discuss the type of filler- long lasting or temporary- that will be ideal in achieving your result

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