Polyacrylamide gel in cosmetic procedures: experience with Aquamid

Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2004 Dec;23(4):233-5. doi: 10.1016/j.sder.2004.09.003.


Polyacrylamides have been used in tissue augmentation since 1980. AQUAMID injections amounting to 40,000 have been done for facial and body corrections in cosmetic and reconstructive medicine and surgery. Possible neurotoxic and carcinologic effects of acrylamide and their stability are reported. The most important complications are infection, granuloma, and migration. All actual studies and results are reported. Main indications are lips, nasolabial fold, and malar area.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / adverse effects
  • Acrylic Resins / therapeutic use*
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Face
  • Humans
  • Hydrogels / adverse effects
  • Hydrogels / therapeutic use*


  • Acrylic Resins
  • Aquamid
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Hydrogels