Board Certified Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD is in private practice in Manhattan, New York. The dermatologist is now offering the facial filler known as silicone microdroplets.
Silicone Microdroplet TechniqueMicrodroplet liquid silicone injections build soft-tissue by encouraging the production of new collagen, the skin's natural structural protein. Silicone injections are used primarily to fill depressions such as wrinkles and certain acne and chicken pox scars. They can also be used to enhance the natural contours of areas such as lips and cheekbones, and to treat contour defects that result from heredity, surgery, trauma or aging. The NYC dermatologist has seen outstanding results with this facial filler technique.
Silikone 1000® (which is what the Silicone Microdroplets are called) is an FDA approved, ultra pure medical grade liquid silicone which is designed for injection into the eye to treat retinal detachment. The use of liquid silicone off label as an injectable filler material for facial augmentation is widely accepted by many facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists using the microdroplet technique of injection for facial fillers.
The major advantages of liquid silicone are its permanence and the smoothness in which it can augment fine lines, depressed scars, and wrinkles when injected properly.
The most popular request for this procedure is for the use of filling depressed scars from acne.
This procedure is safe and results are seen immediately. There is also no down-time with this procedure.
How is works is that microdroplets of liquid silicone are injected under the skin at multiple points (the microdroplet serial-puncture technique) with a slender, sterile needle. Over a period of months, microdroplets of silicone stimulate skin cells (known as fibroblasts) to produce new collagen around each microdroplet.
Once a microdroplet is surrounded, collagen production stops. Through repeated injections over several months the combination of silicone microdroplets and new collagen fills skin depressions.
Feel free to schedule a dermatology or cosmetic dermatology consultation with Board Certified Dermatologist, Debra Jaliman, MD at her Manhattan, New York City office.
Consultation Fee is waived for any Filler performed on the same day.