FOR the past 21/2 years, I have used liquid silicone as an adjunct to rhinoplasty and to ameliorate lines and frowns in the face. The age-old desire of men and women to remain young and their abhorence of the aging process has led to many quests for stopping or reversing this relentless progression. Today the accent is on being young and beautiful; in many cases it is an economic necessity. To mitigate the facial ravages of time, modern professional methods have employed plastic surgery, dermabrasion, and cutaneous chemosurgery (chemoerasure). Because of the inability of these methods to soften many of the aging effects on the skin, the use of new methods and materials is being sought to fill the gaps. Recently, a product of Dow Corning (Medical Fluid 360) has been used to eradicate many of the signs of the inexorable process of aging.
Silicone is chemically a dimethyl polysiloxane
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