Lawrence G. Kass M.D.

OCULOPLASTIC & FACIAL

COSMETIC SURGERY


727.522.3223

St. Petersburg / Clearwater

Silikon 1000 Wrinkle Filler Injections

What is Silikon 1000?


Silikon 1000 is a type of medical grade silicon oil that was originally developed and used to correct retinal detachments. Recently it has become popular for use as a filler within the beauty industry.


Most fillers used within the beauty industry produce only temporary results because, overtime, the body absorbs the chemicals of which the fillers are composed. Silikon 1000 is one of those rare fillers that produce permanent results, because the body does not absorb it and break it down over time.


The use of Silikon 1000 in beauty


Cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists have been using Silikon 1000 for around 30 years with great success. It was not originally designed for use in the area of cosmetic enhancement, so is not licensed for cosmetic use by the FDA. However, the FDA modernization act of 1997 allows licensed physicians to use these agents "off label" for other purposes; similar to the numerous uses for Botox®. With its long history of safety and a sterile, medical-grade composition, silicone oil (Silikon 1000) is an excellent filler for most areas of the face.




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Years of experience show that, when used by properly qualified cosmetic and plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Kass, who is a board certified ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon, there is a very low risk of any adverse side effects.


Silikon 1000 is used for lip augmentation, to treat scars, sagging issues around the eyes and to improve the appearance of the nose area in particular the nasolabial fold. It is also used on deep wrinkles and on frown lines, especially those across the bridge of the nose and those around the mouth.


Patients who are showing the early stages of ageing in their face can often avoid having a surgical face lift with the help of a skilled cosmetic surgeon and Silikon 1000.


Use of Silikon 1000 to fill in small areas such as dips and dents on the nose are very effective and can prevent the patient from needing surgery to correct these imperfections.


How does Silikon 1000 work?


Tiny drops (micro-drops) of Silikon 1000 are injected into the area that needs to be filled. Your body then forms collagen around each droplet, which means that the area is slowly filled with more body tissue. Injections are spaced out over a month or so to give your body time to produce collagen and to ensure that the area does not become over-filled.


Is Silikon 1000 for me?


If you want to have a cosmetic procedure that involves a filler, then Silikon 1000 is usually a good choice.


It is vital that you only allow a very experienced cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to use Silikon 1000 on you. Bear in mind that the results, be they good or bad, are permanent.