If Silikon 1000 is a Permanent Filler, then How Do Doctors Correct Mistakes or Migration Problems?

How common is it to experience migrations after use of Silikon 1000? What is the process for reversing the problems that might occur with this filler?

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Correcting Silikon 1000 mistakes or migration

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  I disagree with the others who replied.  You ask an excellent question and you apparently understand that Silikon 1000 is a permanent filler.  The benefit of that fact is obvious. The truth is that I have seen terrible long lasting results from other fillers and from fat too, and have NOT been satisfied that hyaluronidase relieves all the problems such as prolonged edema and festoons the HA fillers may cause.  The key to getting Silikon 1000 is to choose an expert injector.


Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Silikon 1000 Carries Disproportionate Risk to Reward

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Silikon 1000 is FDA approved for use in very small quantities in the retina.  Although it is a much more refined product than industrial grade silicone, its long term behavior is too unpredictable to recommend to anyone for aesthetic use.  Given the availability of excellent medium to longer lasting semi-permanent fillers and volumizers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra etc. the relevance of silicone based products has been greatly diminished. There is no good or reliable way to deal with silicone filler complications, especially when used in higher volumes.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

If Silikon 1000 is a Permanent Filler, then How Do Doctors Correct Mistakes or Migration Problems?

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Regarding: "How common is it to experience migrations after use of Silikon 1000? What is the process for reversing the problems that might occur with this filler?"

You nailed the nail on the head. A permanent (or very long acting filler) is associated with permanent (or very long lasting results). If the results are good - you hit the jackpot. However, if the results are mediocre or poor you will have to accept irreversible poor results.

With the great variety of long-lasting temporary fillers on the market it makes complete sense to stay away from permanent fillers. Furthermore, are you aware that Silicon 1000 and other similar fillers were never approved by our FDA as soft tissue fillers but are used as an "off label" indication?

Peter A Aldea, MD

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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Can't manage permanent filler problems

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Your point is excellent!  The fact is that you can't manage effectively the problems with permanent fillers so I personally would never offer them to anyone.  Temporary fillers are the way to go!

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

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