You undoubtedly have heard all kinds of things about silicone injections. Priscilla Presley’s beautiful face was literally ruined by lowgrade silicone injections that her doctor assured her were “better than Botox”. The photos at left show the damage.
Even though silicone injections are illegal here in the states, lots of women receive them, either knowingly or not, in their lips, buttocks, breasts and face. If you took a straw poll of your friends, we’re betting that most of them would not know that silicone was not approved for cosmetic uses. The FDA has not approved liquid silicone for any cosmetic purpose, which means that silicone cannot be legally advertised or sold in the US for injections into the body, such as for plumping lips, cheeks, breasts or otherwise.
Back in the ‘50’s, silicone was injected into the breasts, for augmentation purposes. Because this practice resulted in infection, deformities, lumps and bumps, it was eventually banned.
There are a multitude of substitutions for silicone injections, all of which work much better and, because they are not permanent, will “age with” your face. Permanent fillers, such as silicone, will not do this, resulting in a strange appearance as one ages. We here at the Reflections Center are always on top of not just the latest, but the safest and most effective, dermal fillers for our New Jersey and New York patients.
If you’d like to see how you might look with Botox or dermal fillers, check out our Botox Treatment Visualizer and/or our Juvederm Treatment Visualizer. It’s a private and fun way to see if Botox and fillers might be right for you!