Aquamid is a permanent facial filler that is injected into the face to create volume. As the gel that is injected is made up largely of water, it is accepted by the body. It is also good as a volumising treatment for enhancing the facial contours and redefining the lips.
This is not suitable for the early signs of ageing such as fine lines. It is better suited for deeper facial folds and wrinkles.
Aquamid: Am I suitable?
Aquamid is not suitable to be used for sites where the skin is already inflamed. It is also unsuitable for pregnant women, or those who are breast feeding.
Aquamid: What do I have to do to prepare?
This treatment is readily tolerated by the body then it is not necessary to have a allergy test in advance of treatment. No other preparation is required before this treatment.
Aquamid: What’s the treatment like?
The treatment is generally considered painful, so your practitioner will numb the area first with a local anaesthetic injection or a topical anaesthetic cream if they can tolerate the pain. The filler is injected into the subcutaneous layer of the skin using very fine needles.
Aquamid: What about after?
The effects of aquamid are permanent, but two to three treatments may be necessary to achieve the optimum result as some volume is lost as a result of the natural process of de-swelling after the injection.
Although Aquamid is termed a permanent filler, it can’t stop the body ageing, so you may need to have follow-up treatments in the future just to maintain the optimum effect.
Aquamid: Are there any risks or side effects?
Side effects are rare, but occasionally the body will react with itching, pain and redness at the site of the injection.
Aquamid: What will it cost me?
This treatment costs somewhere in the range of £500 to £600.