Liquid Injectable Silicone
(View our Liquid Injectable Silicone Before & After Photo Gallery)
Trust a history of safe, beautiful results.
Dr. Jay G. Barnett has been using medical grade liquid silicone for over 40 years and Dr. Channing R. Barnett has been using it for many years as well. Their patients are extremely satisfied with the natural-looking, permanent results and recommend the treatment to family and friends.
Nothing is quite as beautiful as soft, smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
Unfortunately, skin changes are part of the natural aging process. You may not need a face lift or any other surgical procedure to have young-looking, smooth skin and full, shapely lips. In fact, the most natural-looking way to enhance lips and fill wrinkles and aging grooves, including those below your eyes, is with injectable facial fillers.
What causes wrinkles?
Facial wrinkle creases begin to appear as the underlying collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and wear out. While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, it can also result from sun exposure, frowning, smoking and smiling.
Why is Silicone an ideal filler?
Silicone is PRECISE AND PERMANENT. There is no need to harvest tissue from another site on your body or to test for a possible allergy. Silicone can be used alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels or facial surgery, helping to create a rejuvenated, natural-looking, smooth appearance. And again, the results are permanent.
What, you thought Silicone was unsafe?
In spite of 25 year’s worth of good clinical experience and long-term outcomes with injectable medical grade liquid silicone, the FDA in 1991 cautioned companies from marketing “liquid silicone” for cosmetic purposes. However, in 1998, after full review, an independent National Science Panel reported its unanimous conclusion that there is no evidence whatsoever that links medical grade liquid silicone to any systemic disease.
Are micro-injections of Silicone legal?
Yes. The FDA has approved the use of silicone as a medical device.
How do micro-injections of Silicone work?
Using a very small needle, silicone is deposited in micro-droplets at multiple points under the skin to fill in facial contour defects.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will depend on the depth and nature of the depressions being treated and the severity of those areas. Most patients do not receive their complete level of improvement during their first visit. Treatments are usually done at monthly intervals and are spread over several months. Typically, you will notice more improvement with each treatment. As you approach your desired result, treatments can be spaced at longer intervals of time between treatments.
Will the injections hurt?
Even though silicone is injected through a very small needle and does not cause much discomfort, we prefer to use a specially-formulated, topical local anesthetic ointment for patient comfort.
What will I feel like after my treatment?
After your treatment, you can expect to go back to your daily routine immediately. There is no downtime. Discomfort is minimal. Slight swelling may be present after the treatment, but this will subside in a few days. Occasionally, there can be some bruising, which can be covered with make-up immediately.
What areas can be treated with Silicone?
Micro-injections of FDA-approved, medical grade liquid silicone offers a safe and long-lasting alternative to other short-lasting tissue fillers. These injections are placed within or beneath your skin where your body accepts it as its own.
We can treat:
- Acne scarring and other depressed scars
- Grooves going from the nose to the mouth corners
- Fine creases and deeper grooves around the mouth and chin
- Fine lines and grooves on the neck
- Hollows and grooves around the eyes
- Hollows in the temple areas
- Aging grooves on the hands
- Corns and calluses of the feet
Can Silicone be used for making your lips fuller too?
As people age, there is a tendency for lips to lose volume. Additionally, some people are born with smaller or tighter lips. Silicone can be used to subtly enhance and restore lip volume, while providing a natural feeling.
CALL 212-734-2800 FOR YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION!
Dr. Channing Barnett is an excellent dermatologist. Professional, knowledgeable, personable and never keeps you waiting or rushes you. I would refer any friend or family member to Dr. Barnett. She is truly a great dermatologist!
I have been a patient of Dr. jay Barnett for about 20 years. I have been so happy with the care I get in the office. Then I met Dr. Channing and she is a plus to the office. I have sent at least 10 new patients including my 88 year-old mom. Need I say more about a great father and daughter team.
I went to Dr. Barnett because I have been experiencing horrible adult acne for the past three months. I tried every product from drugstore topical treatments, expensive designer or name brand products, and was prescribed some antibiotics and a topical cream, but nothing was working. It had all been very stressful and I felt like I lost all my self-confidence and was desperate to try something that would work.
I just want to say how pleased I am with my procedure! Dr. Jay Barnett did an excellent, precise job with the silicone injections into my acne scars. I can finally walk around with confidence. This had done wonders for my self image. I only wish we took after pictures to see the mind blowing difference
Dear Dr. Channing Barnett, The internet has made searching for a doctor much easier. We can research a doctor's education, experience, location and review comments made by other patients. Still, there is a lot of luck involved in selecting the right doctor. I was very lucky. From the moment I walked through the door of Barnett Dermatology, I knew I made the right choice. Great doctor! Great team. Not only would I highly recommend Barnett Dermatology, but I am planning to go back myself. Thanks for being you