What is Aquamid and Where It Should be Used?

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

What is Aquamid:

Aquamid® is a soft volume filler that immediately give a beautiful, natural look and feel. Aquamid integrates naturally with the body’s own tissue and does not degrade over time; the aesthetic results achieved using Aquamid will remain for many years and has been shown in clinical trials to last for 5 years.

Aquamid is a biocompatible, non-allergenic and non-absorbable hydrogel consisting of 97.5% water and 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide. The Aquamid hydrogel does not contain micro-particles, therefore Aquamid does not elicit tissue hardening or fibrosis.

Aquamid allows the exchange of fluids with surrounding cells resembling normal tissue behavior. It maintains its shape and does not migrate from the injection site. The hydrogel becomes totally integrated with the tissue. It follows the movements of the tissue and cannot be distinguished from tissue by touch and feel.

Where to Use Aquamid

There are many uses for Aquamid- in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam the common uses for Aquamid are nose augmentation, chin augmentation and filling deeper folds. Aquamid is uniquely suited to replace lost tissue volume due to aging, or add additional volume to achieve desired facial contours.

Aquamid® is used to eliminate deeper wrinkles and folds, such as the naso labial folds (smile lines) or worry lines between the eyebrows. You can also perfect and contour the shape and balance of your face, heighten your cheekbones, contour your lips or augment your nose bridge or add shape and definition to your chin.

Aquamid can be used for the following:

  • Correction of worry lines or glabella lines
  • Nose Enhancement- surgery free rhinoplasty, Aquamid can be used to enhance the nose bridge or address small irregularities
  • Cheek Contouring- used to restore or add volume to the cheekbone area
  • Smile Lines- Aquamid can help fill in the folds of the small lines and Naso-labial folds
  • Lip Enhancement- used to contour the lips, providing definition to your mouth and adding desired volume
  • Chin Augmentation- Aquamid provides a surgery free way to reshape your chin
  • Jaw Contouring- Aquamid can be used to restore any lost volume along the jaw-line or add definition

Please consult with your physician to determine the best option for you.

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