Aquamid Might Be The Wrinkle Filler To Fill ArteFill's Void
Eva S on 23 Feb 2009 at 12:28pm
New York dermatologist Rhonda S. Narins, MD reports from her participation in a study of Aquamid that the 30 patients she has injected so far have experienced no problems and that they "liked it."
The trial is comparing Aquamid to the very popular Restylane in the "smile lines," or nasolabial folds. Dr. Narins also points out that "in a European study conducted by Contura followed patients for up to five years and showed patient and physician satisfaction rates above 90 percent."
Contura, the company submitting an application for Aquamid to the FDA, is a Danish medical technology company that develops and commercializes wrinkle fillers.
Aquamid is made up polyacrylamide and does not contain microspheres, like the ones found in the recently bankrupt ArteFill, Sculptra, or Radiesse. It can be used in the lips and cheeks, and doesn't require skin testing, which are important features for the US market.
Contura's website states that plastic surgeons, dermatologists and cosmetic physicians have performed more than 300,000 Aquamid injections in 40 countries.
Aquamid is not yet available in the United States.