The popularity of minimally invasive techniques in aesthetic medicine is a rapidly growing field, especially the use of less invasive plastic surgery procedures with biodegradable dermal fillers. Aging soft tissue is a complex process involving two important factors: loss of volume over the entire surface of the skin and repetitive movements of the muscles that cause wrinkles and folds. All cosmetic body contouring processes can be classified into those that transform tissue and those that add volume. AQUAfilling® works by providing support for skin structures so that it can be used effectively for refreshing, rejuvenating the face and body as well as:
to lift your eyebrows
to fill the area of tears
to reshape the nose
to fill the nasolabular phalanges and oral grooves
to fill the cheeks, to lift the cheeks, to reshape the jawline
for breast augmentation
to rejuvenate the neck and face
The skilled plastic surgeon has a wide range of techniques and products available to create volume in the body. Although the type of defect often limits the selection of interventions available, patients prefer less invasive procedures than plastic surgery. The minimal approach offers faster, less painful and less expensive alternatives to volume increase than fat transfer, silicone implants, or inert products that are not resorbable. Nowadays, a variety of biodegradable injectable products are available with the most popular collagen or hyaluronic acid.
AQUAfilling® – FILLER DERMAL DURABIL
This review focuses on the latest hydrophilic AQUAfilling® gel, specifically developed to minimize invasive volume. This hydrophilic injection gel is effective and well tolerated. This is an attractive treatment option for restoring or augmenting the volume by providing predictable long-term results after minimally invasive administration.
Minimally invasive procedures with AQUAfilling® offer more advantages over permanent fill materials. These can be performed using local anesthesia and do not require hospitalization. Since the exposed open area of exposed tissues is limited, the risk of serious complications is consequently reduced. Considering a lesser extent of trauma compared to invasive procedures, recovery time tends to be shorter and the patient can return to normal life much faster.
Clinical efficacy lasts up to 2-3 years. If necessary, AQUAfilling® can be easily removed by aspiration.
The popularity of soft tissue materials and techniques available has broadened the scope of what can be achieved by creating body volume and shape. AQUAfilling® is a bulking substance that has been specially developed to improve minimally invasive volume, including facial contours and breast augmentation. It is well tolerated, with long-term predictable results. As patients continue to opt for surgical procedures that provide predictable results, the development of less invasive products is very welcome.