Why permanent fillers? …because doctors want permanent patients, not permanent fillers! Our practice has been using permanent fillers for over 20 years with great success! Purified medical grade silicone, made by Alcon (the famous eye product company), is FDA approved for off label use in facial areas such as the lips, cheeks, nasolabial lines, temples, hands, and any facial wrinkles not affected by muscle movement, which would necessitate the use of Botox (another widely used injectable).
The procedure itself takes minutes and produces instant results. We use a prescription numbing ointment on the targeted area, and after waiting ten to fifteen minutes, we inject small micro-beads of the substance, building up carefully in layers, which are surrounded by your body’s own collagen ‘shell’, which encapsulates each droplette, thereby keeping it in place and preventing so-called migration. Temporary fillers break down and are absorbed by the body within months. Further, repeated frequent injections cause the build up of scar tissue, leaving firm bumps at the injection sites. Financially, spending over $500 every three months, not to mention the discomfort with each round of injections, make the permanent fillers a much better choice.