Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers

Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers

What are Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers?

Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers are classified as Semi Permanent facial fillers and are used for the restoring facial volume, correction of deep wrinkles, facial scarring and creases around the naso-labial fold. Polyalkylimide 1 They are also used for making the jaw line and cheekbones appear more prominent and pronounced. Other uses include adding volume to, and enhancing the lips. Because of the nature of its action, this particular dermal filler is not recommended for fine wrinkles and lines. If both fine and deep wrinkles are present on the face, Polyalkylimide can be used in combination with other types of dermal fillers for instance Hyaluronic Acid to achieve ideal results.
Some of the advantages associated with choosing Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers include:

–          Non toxic

–          Biocompatible

–          Does not cause interference for X-rays

–          Can easily be removed in case of irritation

–          Allergy testing not required


Are there any risks and complications in getting Polyalkylimide dermal filler injections?

Similar to all other highly or minimally invasive medical procedures performed globally, Polyalkylimide dermal fillers also have several potential risks that patients must discuss with their surgeons prior to the procedure. All patients must ensure that their medical histories are assessed beforehand. Leading plastic surgeons around the world first acquire the consent of their patients as part of medical protocol.
Because this procedure is non-surgical and minimally invasive, it does not pose any serious threats to the patient.
Risks that can occur during or after Polyalkylimide Dermal Filler procedures include:

–          Swelling

–          Altered sensation of the face

–          Weakening or paralysis of the muscles of the face

–          Post operative bleeding

–          Scarring and bruising

–          Irritation or itching at the site

–          Acne

–          Development of facial rash

–          Loss of facial symmetry

–          Clumping of fillers and gradual formation of nodules

–          Death of skin cells, also known as necrosis

–          Infections

–          Sensitivity reactions

–          Inadequate correction of signs of aging

–          Redness

–          Formation of antibodies against the fillers which may neutralize the effects of the remaining injections


What are the steps involved in Polyalkylimide dermal filler procedures?

  1. Evaluation and assessment of the patient: The surgeon first examines and assesses the patient, performing complete evaluation of the natural facial tone, contour and general appearance prior to augmenting the dermal fillers within the skin.
  2. Creating points: Once the evaluation has been done, the surgeon then marks the areas or points where the dermal fillers will be injected on the skin.
  3. Cleansing the Skin: The skin is them cleansed with a medicated antibacterial agent in order to ensure ideal conditions for surgery and to prevent chances of infection.
  4. Administering anesthesia: These days, dermal filler injections already contain a percentage of anesthetic agents because of which local sedation of the site may not be required. Otherwise, a topical anesthetic agent is first used on the skin, particularly at the sites marked for injection to ensure a painless and comfortable experience for patients.
  5. Dermal Filler injections: Once the anesthesia has become effective, the dermal fillers are then injected into the skin at the points marked by the surgeon prior to the procedure. The duration of the procedure depends upon the extent of skin affected by aging signs that require correction. The entire procedure only takes a several minutes.
  6. Cleansing the Skin: After the dermal fillers have been injected at their target sites, the face is once again cleansed using the antibacterial agent.
  7. Icing: An Icepack is placed on the face, especially at the site of infection to prevent swelling and discomfort after surgery.


Recovery from Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers :

Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers can be injected within a single treatment. It takes at least a month before the results of the procedure become evident. During this time, collagen is produced and deposited around the gel injected into the target sites. Patients are advised to avoid activities that result in excessive pressure to the sites of operation for ideal results.

Results from Polyalkylimide Dermal Fillers (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

With the deeper wrinkles and creases gone, patients can appreciate a well contoured, younger looking face within 3-4 weeks of the injections. Even though the results are long lasting, retreatment is possible if these signs of aging reappear.