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Emerging permanent filler technologies: focus on Aquamid

Authors Yamauchi P

Received 27 July 2014

Accepted for publication 3 September 2014

Published 10 October 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 261—266


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Paul S Yamauchi1,2

1Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center, Santa Monica, CA, USA; 2Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Abstract: A plethora of soft tissue fillers have been developed within the past decade to correct the cutaneous changes that occur with photoaging. Such fillers, whether nonpermanent, semipermanent, or permanent, are widely used to fill undesired facial rhytides. In addition, fillers are employed to correct atrophy of the face as well as other parts of the body such as the dorsum of the hands through volumization and contouring. The extensive long-term safety outcomes reported with fillers and the ease with which they are administered make them an ideal choice to correct rhytides and to contour the face. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, in order to ensure high patient satisfaction and a safe outcome, proper training in injection techniques, the choice of the proper candidate, and awareness of potential adverse events are essential. This review article focuses on the permanent filler, Aquamid, which is composed of polyacrylamide hydrogel.

Keywords: Aquamid, rejuvenation, skin aging, soft tissue fillers, polyacrylamide

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