Why Do Some People Insist That Silikon 1000 is Not a Medial-grade Filler?

Is it true that this synthetic filler (Silikon 1000) is comparable to ingredients used by car manufacturers and furniture builders to shine cars?

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Is Silikon 1000 a Medical Grade Filler?

Silicone has gotten a bit of a bad reputation in certain circles.I have used it with great success in the patients that request it.  Most all scientific studies have failed to show any relation to the development of various diseases. The biggest problem I have seen with Silicone is incorrect injection, including over-injection. Like any permanent filler, a lot of thought has to be put into deciding upon whether to use it or not. Another problem is using unlicensed or untrained practitioners who are more likely to be using adulterated materials. Silikon 1000 is indeed a 'medical grade' silicone although any use outside of treating retinal detachment is branded as 'off label' - legal, but not an approved use by the FDA.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Is Silikon 1000 a medical grade filler?

Silikon 1000 is a medical grade filler and is not analogous to the silicone commonly bought in an auto parts store.  Just look at the Worth It rating for this procedure on RealSelf.com.  It will be hard to find another procedure on the entire site with a higher rating!

Lawrence Kass, MD
Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 131 reviews

Silikon 1000 is an FDA-Approved Medical Device

Silikon 1000 produced by Alcon is an FDA-approved medical device. It is approved on-label for retinal detachment of the eye, however, we use it off-label as a filler.  In the hands of a well-trained, board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon using the proper injection technique, it is an excellent filler as it is precise, permanent and yields very natural results. 

Channing R. Barnett, MD
New York Dermatologist
4.1 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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