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Silcone Filler

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Postby Toni-C » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:59 am

Dear Dr. Rivkin:

Approx. 5 yrs. ago my derm. in Miami injected silkon in my laugh lines, crows feet & the 2 lines between my eyebrows (11). He did this 2 times. Fine results. He retired.
3 yrs. ago I went to a S. Beach Doc. He did the same thing plus put it in my lip line & mouth commas. Fine.
In the past 2 yrs., he has done this 4x's plus put some silicone where he put restalyne (near my cheeks/eye area). This Dr. wanted to fill my cheeks-couldn't afford another $3K.
Lately, I've noticed a tiny granuloma in my rt. laugh line.
Now, I have an obvious puffy (raised area) mark between my eyebrows (11) & the cheek area/stays red if touched too much. Appears to be getting worse.
Just found out this is not FDA approved for this type of use & have these granulomas.

Appreciate any help. Thanking you in advanced.
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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:01 pm

hi toni,
i'm sorry to hear this.
i do not use silicone for this reason.
i would go to see someone who has alot of experience with aesthetic injections. they can take a look at you and decide what the best course of action would be. the best way to figure out who that is, is to go on the allergan website and find the biggest users of botox in the miami area. these are the docs that have the most experience with injections.
most likely is that you will get some steroid injections in the areas that are swollen and that should help.
Alexander Rivkin, M.D.

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Postby Toni-C » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:13 pm

Thank you so much for your reply.
I will discuss this issue w/my Chronic Fatigue doctor, Dr. Nancy Klimas, at the University of Miami, School of Miller. She would know someone capable that would be of help.

If a cortisone injection would improve the situation this is great news. I'm not interested in surgical removal.

Again, I appreciate your time answering my concerns.

Take care.
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