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Silicone Injections for facial wasting
Apr 18, 2002

I wasn't aware of being able to get silicone injections for the face for that matter any silicone injections in the USA. I would appreciate any additional information the recent writer can provide on this topic. Interested in a more permanent solution to facial lipo problems.

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

There are some small trials of pharmaceutical grade silicone bead treatments. The idea is that tissue would encircle the beads and the effect would become permanent. In the 1960s and 1970s, liquid silicone was injected for cases of facial lipoatrophy.

Some silicone procedures have had a pretty bad rap in the past, probably because of the non-pharmaceutical grade used and the quality and sanitary control of the procedures, among other problems.

To read more about past use, go to the link below and enter the key words "silicone +lipoatrophy" to see some listings.

National Library of Medicine: PubMed


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