Aquamid is a unique soft-volume filler with immediate results and, unlike temporary fillers; these results will not disappear or fade over time.
It is biocompatible and non-allergenic and its high water content makes the treated area look and feel incredibly soft and natural, helping to contour the face naturally but in a way that lasts.
AQ is designed to smooth out and soften deep lines and wrinkles, restore facial volume, crate higher cheekbones and treat facial scars.
It is suitable for both woman and men of different ages. It can help with deep folds around the mouth and nose, sunken cheeks, facial scars, chin augmentation and deep wrinkles and it is ideal for long lasting line and wrinkle correction. It is also ideal to enhance cheek volume, restore facial contour and volume and correct facial laxity and improve the jaw line and other areas.
Patients can achieve a full face lifting without the need of aggressive surgery, with the results lasting up to 3-10 years.
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A large percentage of this dermal filler is water and the body will accept the gel, as it will only form a thin membrane around the implant which forms to keep it in place. Once injected in the tissue, it continuously exchanges water between the hydrogel and the surrounding tissue. With time the gel becomes vascularised enabling access to the immune system.
The hydrogel is homogeneous and does not contain microparticles. Therefore, it does not cause tissue hardening or granulomas.
AQ Clinical Uses
It allows the exchange of fluids with surrounding cells resembling normal tissue behaviour. 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 hence, cannot be distinguished from tissue by touch and feel.
During a long-term clinical trial, Doctors judged the aesthetic results at one, two, four and five years after, as very good or good in more than 90% of the patients. Furthermore, more than 90% of the patients were either very satisfied or satisfied at the one, two, four and five year follow-up.
The effect of the injection is permanent. As the initial swelling subsides there will be some loss of volume, for this reason 2-3 treatments may be necessary to obtain an optimum result.
It is suitable for both men and women of different ages. It can help with deep folds around the mouth and nose, sunken cheeks, facial scars, chin augmentation, nose enchancement and deep wrinkles
It is officially approved by MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the USA for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) and is used for treating facial lines and wrinkles.
It is a biocompatible permanent dermal filler which is challenging to be removed once it becomes integrated within the tissue, however, initially the gel can be removed easily by aspiration through a minute puncture/incision, but over time it becomes integrated within the tissue and hence, requires a procedure similar to liposuction.
AQ has a proven track record for safety and lasting satisfaction, based on ten years of experience and more than 600,000 treatments administered.
It is considered a very safe treatment and there is no chance at all that patients will be allergic to it, as it contains no proteins.
As with all filler injections, there is a small risk of mild irritation, redness, tenderness or transient swelling at the injection site. Typically, such reactions resolve within a couple of day
The hydrogel cannot be removed completely by any of the procedures, however, the aesthetic experience can be altered if desired.