Initial Aquamid Wrinkle Filler Trials Proving to Be a Success

aquamidInjectable fillers continue to be an affordable and safe anti-aging treatment for many people looking for a quick-fix for treating wrinkles, enhancing the lips or balancing out the nose.While dermal fillers such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm are among the most sought-after injectables in today’s non-surgical market, researchers are testing many other compounds so that patients have even more options in the near future.

Aquamid wrinkle fillers have been undergoing trials and testing for several years, and are finally appearing in select cosmetic surgery centers and medical spas around the world.Dr. Rhonda Narins, a dermatologist in New York recently reported on the results of her participation in a study of Aquamid.The 30 patients in her trial project did not experience any problems with the injectable, and did enjoy immediate results. (Source:

Aquamid is a transparent injectable that can be used for lip augmentation, smoothing out nasolabial folds, getting rid of deep wrinkles, and even as part of a rhinoplasty procedure.The injectable is physically and chemically stable, and very soft and malleable. Individuals who are allergic to some of other compounds present in today’s leading dermal fillers may be good candidates for this injectable that promises easy administration and no allergic reactions.

In addition to filling out lines and wrinkles, Aquamid can be used to contour the face; surgeons have used it to sculpt high cheekbones, enhance the lips and create more contours around the face for a more sculpted, youthful appearance. Results are immediate, and the filler does not degrade over time; according to the company website, Aquamid provides aesthetic satisfaction for years after the first treatment; It restores facial volume for the long-term, providing natural, lasting results.

According to Contura International, the company that makes Aquamid, the injectable has been used in over 40 countries.It is not yet available in the United States, and may still need to undergo thorough FDA review and trials before reaching the U.S. cosmetic surgery market.

Further Reading

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Khloe Kardashian made headlines recently after the paparazzi caught her with the infamous “trout pout” – the result of too many injectable fillers in the lips. Kim Kardashian’s younger sister appeared to have some very swollen and lumpy lips after leaving a Beverly Hills salon last week and many are suspecting that that star had cosmetic surgery. Celebrity plastic surgery doctor Dr. Anthony Youn did not treat Khloe Kardashian but believes that the star did have some type of injectable filler. He tells, “Khloe has a trout pout! The excessively plump appearance of her lips could be due to injections of a filler like Juvederm. Her upper lip is larger than her lower lip, causing her mouth to resemble a trout’s. Most injectable fillers last about 6 months in the lips, so given enough time we may see her lips shrink to a smaller and more typical size.” Another plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Michael Fiorellio who is based in New York City, made a similar conclusion. He suspects that Khloe had some type of filler treatment because, “Her lips look swollen and bruised. The product looks lumpy as well”. Dr. Fiorellio is suggesting that this Kardashian sister had either Juvederm or Restylane injections to make her lips appear larger and fuller. Injectable fillers are among the most popular types of non-invasive cosmetic enhancements around the country, and are an attractive option for women who want to add volume to their lips, fill out hollows in their cheeks, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They’re also more affordable than having surgery and can be a convenient option for those who don’t want to deal with the long downtime and recovery process associate with a surgical procedure like lip implants or a facelift.

  • Kim Kardashian continues to shoulder rumors about having plastic surgery, and some people report that the star has had multiple procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and Botox. Kim has admitted to having Botox, as well as VelaShape treatments designed to treat cellulite and smooth out the skin. She reportedly undergoes laser facial treatments to maintain her smooth skin and ward off the effects of aging. But has she really gone under the knife for more extensive procedures?