Silikon® 1000, a highly purified form of silicone, is FDA-approved for the treatment of retinal detachment. Dr. Hevia is considered an expert in the “off-label” use of this product as a facial filler. He has lectured extensively on its use, and in fact, published the first paper on the use of Silikon® 1000 in nearly one thousand patients. It is a very versatile, permanent filler. Many patients choose this product to minimize the need for frequent, recurring treatments with a non-permanent filler or as a cost-effective alternative to non-permanent fillers. Because this filler is “permanent” and cannot be removed, it requires a very experienced and skilled injector, like Dr. Hevia. Treatments are usually done monthly in “layers”, depending on the amount of correction necessary.