section of the forum is dedicated to discussions addressing injectable fillers including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Silicone, Artefill, or other office-based injectable filler, except for the management of acne scarring (See Acne/Acne Scarring Forum).
first, neither bio-alcamid nor metacril are approved for use in the U.S. second, bio-alcamid is a bag of artificial plastic that you can inject into the cheek or jawline but the subtle contouring that is required around the eyes, etc. is almost impossible and ?safe with bio-alcamid. i would rather have my own fat than that much artificial material all over my face in my opinion. as far as metracril, i truly think it is a lot worse than artefill since it does not have the collagen component so the beads may not distribute in the tissue as well. for my thoughts on artefill, just watch my video "Why I don't Use Artefill" in my video log section. Bottom line, these materials cannot be used legally in the U.S., and even if they could be I wouldn't.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery