Silicone Injections

Silicone injections are injectable filler used in augmentation procedures. They can be used in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures. The procedure begins with marking strategic points as the appropriate injection sites on the face. Ultra-fine needles are used to deposit micro-droplets of silicone under the skin to fill-in facial defects. The liquid silicone stimulates new collagen formation in the area of treatment and leads to volume replacement and softening of the appearance of treated scars.

Ideal candidates have moderate to severe folds or wrinkles, acne scars, nasolabial folds or deep nose to mouth lines, sunken cheeks due to loss of cheek volume or thin or unevenly shaped lips. Patients that smoke, have a history of extreme allergies or have a medical condition in, or near, the planned injection site are not good candidates. There is typically no gender restriction.

The typical cost for a silicone injection treatment ranges from $1000-$4000. The final cost depends on hospital or doctor fees, the geographic location of the procedure and if other procedures are performed at the same time.

The procedure restores a smooth and youthful look to the face. There is little to no downtime needed after the procedure. It is generally recommended that intense physical activity be avoided for the first 24-48 hours. Swelling, bruising and redness can occur shortly after the procedure but will dissipate in a few days. For the best results, a series of treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart are needed. The results are permanent.



submitted on   Thu Jul, 09, 2015 by Alexander Ovchinsky, MD     
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