Silikon 1000 is an injectable product made with silicone oil. Cosmetic surgeons have used silicone oil "off label" for treating depressed scars, filling deep lines and augmenting the lips. Although it is FDA approved for treatments related to retinal detachment, Silikon 1000 is not FDA approved for cosmetic use. However, the modernization act of 1997 allows licensed physicians to administer medical agents for off-label purposes.
Medical grade silicone oil is a very common substance, with a long history of safety. You can find it in many makeup brands, conditioners or skin care products. It's also used as a lubricant for medical products, so you have likely been exposed to it already.
When Silikon 1000 is injected, your surgeon uses a special microdroplet technique, during which several small drops of silicone oil are injected into several points in the targeted area. After injection, the droplets are surrounded by a capsule of collagen that is produced by your tissue. Unlike collagen dermal fillers used in the past, no skin test is required before injection of silicone oil.
If Dr. Heir recommends Silikon 1000 in Sacramento, your treatments would likely be performed at monthly intervals, which allows your collagen to rebuild and gradually provide a natural correction. A series of limited injections (similar to the technique used for Sculptra) will minimize the risk of overcorrection or movement of the silicone oil. The number of injections would vary depending on your goals and the treatment plan recommended by Dr. Heir.
If you are interested in Silikon 1000 in Sacramento you should schedule an appointment with Sacramento Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Jagdev Heir, and ask about the off label use of Silikon 1000. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our Sacramento or Yuba City cosmetic surgery offices.
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