PMMA Dermal Fillers Treatment Procedure

Polymethyl-methacrylate(PMMA) microspheres treatment is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres are mixed with collagen and injected into the fat layer of the skin, under the wrinkles and lines. Unlike other injectable fillers, PMMA microspheres are not reabsorbed by the body, resulting in permanent reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.

PMMA fillers contain about 20 percent of tiny PMMA microspheres that are suspended in 80 percent of purified collagen gel. Three months after it is injected, the collagen gel breaks down and your body produces its own natural collagen to fill out the space under the skin. PMMA, properly delivered, offers long-lasting results. The only brand of PMMA that’s FDA approved is Artefill.

PMMA Dermal Fillers Application

PMMA dermal filler is considered semi-permanent, and is most often used to treat medium-to-deep wrinkles, folds and furrows, particularly nasolabial folds. It can also be used to fill out pitted scars and to augment thin lips.

When a more permanent solution to facial wrinkles is desired, PMMA is often used instead of collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy. PMMA has been used for many years in permanent surgical implants. Because of this, your surgeon will likely under-fill on the first treatment, adding more later if needed.

PMMA Dermal Fillers Risks

1. Swelling
2. Bruising
3. Numbness
4. Redness
5. Infection
6. Shifting of gel
7. Acne-like marks
8. Skin death
9. Bleeding

To avoid any unwanted results, it’s key that your plastic surgeon is familiar with the proper technique, which involves injection at the dermal subcutaneous junction using threading or tunneling methods.

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