What is Bio-Alcamid Filler?
Bio-Alcamid is a permanent filler for enhancing one's appearance. It is suitable for reducing the depth of deep nasolabial folds (also known as laugh lines). It can also be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty or nose job, whereby our expert doctors can enhance the shape of the nose such as making the nose bridge taller or tip of nose sharper, as you prefer. Bio-Alcamid is also excellent for enhancing the shape of the chin to make it sharper, broader, rounded or more protruded, as you desire. We can also use Bio-Alcamid to fill up depressed areas such as accident scars or deep acne scars.
Aesthetic results are excellent whereby tissues feel soft and the filler is uniformly distributed. No migration or dislocation of the implants, no granulomas, no allergic response and no kind of intolerance are common with Bio-Alcamid.
For its characteristics, Bio-Alcamid can be considered a novelty in the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery; it is absolutely biocompatible, non-toxic, non-allergenic and easily injectable.
Before and after Bio-Alcamid permanent fillers for nose, nasolabial fold and chin
What does it contain?
Bio-Alcamid is a gel polymer comprising of networks of alkyl-imide groups (approximately 4%) and non-pyrogenic water (approximately 96%). It does not contain any animal or haram products.
How is it made?It is made in a lab by synthetic process not involving animal or any other biological form of tissues.
Is a skin test required before treatment?No.
Is it temporary or permanent?Bio-Alcamid is a permanent filler where the volume of the implant is given by water, not from a solid product. As the initial swelling subsides there may be some loss of volume, but with the appropriate injection technique, only one visit would normally be required to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
Who should not use it?Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not have any aesthetic procedures.
If you have never had any fillers injected before, we advise that you opt for temporary Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers which we also have. Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler effect lasts up to 1.5 years and can be easily removed by us anytime without additional charges if you do not like the appearance of the filler. We advise that you try the temporary Hyaluronic Acid fillers first so that you can be sure that you like your new look before opting for a permanent filler. This is because permanent filler cannot be removed once injected.
Duration of effectThe effect of the injection of Bio-Alcamid is permanent. As the initial swelling subsides there may be some loss of volume, i.e. there will be some return of the wrinkle, crease or original appearance. For this reason, occasionally an additional treatment may be necessary to obtain an optimum result.
Since the ageing of the skin continues, it may also be necessary to carry out follow-up injections after a certain period of time, depending factors such as skin structure, age and lifestyle.
Bio-Alcamid is a permanent filler and we are unable to remove it once injected.
Side effectsThe swelling that develops immediately after the implant is minimal under normal conditions. Immediately following the injection, there is a slight reddening in the area, but this disappears after a few minutes.
There is additional swelling a few hours after the procedure is completed. An inflammatory response begins within a few hours and ends approximately 8 weeks later when the encapsulation process is complete. The resulting appearance of the implanted areas improves with each passing day.
Upon the encapsulation being complete the overall effect is natural both in appearance and to the touch.
Bio-Alcamid has not been associated with any significant complications according to Polymekon the manufacturer. Infection is a potential risk associated with the implantation of any prosthesis.
Bio-Alcamid and Aquamid permanent fillers costs RM3800 per ml.