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Is the Aquamid and Restylane Combination Safe?
4 Doctor Answers | Asked by snoopy in nl
Filler combinations and safety
There is a very small chance that you might develop a reaction years from now from the Aquamid. If you get a reaction in the next year, you might think it’s the Restylane when, in fact, it is the Aquamid that became active because of the local interference by the physical injections of the Restylane on the natural defenses walling off the Aquamid. Some latent infections might have occurred in such a way. The Aquamid could wall of bacteria called a biofilm and the new filler can...
You never know what is going to happen with an unapproved filler, unfortunately
There is no way that you (or the surgeon, for that matter) can know what will happen when you inject Restylane over the Aquamid. It is a product that still isn't available in the US and it appears unlikely it will be. Most of the permanent fillers have been implicated in problems that are either short term or long term and we still don't know what will come out in the future. You can always try to get the Restylane if you don't mind that it may have some problems due to the existing...
Facial injections with fillers, Restylane
Dear Snoopy nl Aquamid is not approved in the US for a reason. They have not submitted any data for the long term results- of a permanent filler. Aquamid is attracted to water and so is Restylane. Combiining the 2 fillers may result in a reaction and if you develop a reaction to Aquamid- there is no uniform protocol to treat it. The complications with the long term fillers like Aquamid were not reported for a long period of time. Now they are starting to surface. For now, i would not...
Who injected the Aquamid?
Since I have never used Aquamid I am curious who injected this material into your lips? Were you pleased with the outcome. In answer to your question I do believe it is OK to now inject Restylane.