What Types of Silicone Injections Does Alcon Make Other Than Silikon 1000?
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What are the differences between the different types of products that Alcom makes for facial fillers?
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I have a large series of patients in whom I have removed silicone from the lips. I do not advise treatment with liquid silicone. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
Alcon only makes Silikon 1000 and it is an ideal facial filler
Silikon 1000 is approved on-label for retinal detachment in the eye. However, it can be used off-label for facial filling. In the hands of an expert injector with experience and proper technique, it is an excellent facial filler as it gives precise, permanent and natural-appearing results. We use it for aging rhytes of the face, acne scars, volume loss, facial lipoatrophy, surgical scars, aging hands, and aging lines in the neck. I have injected several hundred patients and my mentor and father has injected thousands of patients over 40 plus years. Neither one of us has ever had a patient have any serious complications or who developed granulomas.
Alcon only makes Silikon 1000 and it is not for facial filling!
Silikon 1000 is make for a single medical purpose. It keeps people with complex retinal detachment from going blind. The dense clear liquid is used to fill the eye after the vitreo-retinal surgeon has laid flat a complex retinal detachment. Doctors misappropriate this product for use as a facial filler. It is not FDA approved for this use. While in general the FDA tolerates off-label use of products, this is one product that is considered so harmful when used in an off-label fashion that the FDA has threatened several doctors with prosecution for using this liquid silicone product. It is not meant to be used as a filler and it is absolutely not safe for this purpose. It saves people from going blind but was never meant to be a filler for the face.
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