Dermal Fillers: PMMA

Dermal Fillers: PMMA

What are PMMA Dermal Fillers?

PMMA Dermal Fillers are used to correct moderate skin imperfections such as scars, wrinkles, marks, furrows, fine lines and skin folds effectively when injected into the affected areas. These fillers can also be used for the purpose of giving a better shape to thin lips by making them fuller. close up of Beauty woman Face and hand touch
Collagen Dermal Filler are also used for the same purpose, but PMMA Dermal Fillers offer long lasting results for the removal of facial wrinkles. PMMA, which is polymethylmethacrylate is a safe material which is being used in cosmetic surgical procedures all over the world. Among all types of dermal fillers which are commercially available today, PMMA holds the most promising results in astounding skin and facial improvement.
The PMMA Dermal Filler that is commonly used for skin corrections is called Artefill.
PMMA Dermal Fillers are created using approximately 20% sphere of polymethylmethacrylate suspended within a gel form of sterilized collagen (about 80%).


What are the risks and complications associated with PMMA Dermal Fillers?

Although PMMA Dermal Filler procedures are minimally invasive, there are still certain risks and complications that are associated with the procedure which must be considered prior to getting the injections. Leading cosmetic surgeons arrange consultation sessions with their patients in order to explain them about all major and minor risks of the procedure in detail, and whether dermal fillers are suitable for patients based on their medical histories. Some of the common risks and complications which can be seen during or after dermal filler procedures include the following:

–          Allergic reactions

–          Infection at the site of injections

–          Scarring

–          Altered or rough skin texture

–          Formation of abscess

–          Peeling of the skin

–          Formation of lumps

–          Necrosis of the skin

–          Post operative swelling

–          Bruising


What are the steps involved in PMMA Dermal Filler procedures?

PMMA dermal fillers are basically injections for regions of the face that have suffered damaged from scarring, wrinkling, sun exposure, marks or require enhancement for a fuller look. The basic steps of this procedure include:

  1. Patient assessment: The surgeon first makes a thorough assessment in order to note the needs and requirements of the patient. During this assessment, careful examination and evaluation of the skin and facial features is done.
  2. Marking injection points: Based on the assessment, the surgeon then marks the regions of the face that require correction through collagen dermal fillers.
  3. Septic measures: The marked regions of the face are then thoroughly cleaned using medicated antibacterial cleansing agents.
  4. Anesthesia: In some cases, especially when patients are sensitive to, or scared of injections, a topical gel of anesthesia is placed on the face before inserting the injection.
  5. The PMMA dermal filler injections: Once these steps have been completed, the surgeon inserts the PMMA dermal injections into the marked sites. This procedure does not take longer than several minutes, especially if the surgeon is an experienced professional.
  6. Ice packing: After the injections, the surgeon advises the patients to place an icepack on their face in order to reduce the discomfort or chances of post operative swelling.


Results and Recovery (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

In contrast to Collagen Dermal Fillers, PMMA Dermal Fillers offer long lasting results as well as a chance to keep the skin flawless, glowing and looking youthful for a much longer period of time. These fillers offer the safest treatment options for uneven skin, unattractive lips, prominent signs of aging as well as other facial skin imperfections.