Injectables and fillers
Dr. Timothy Jochen has been injecting Silikon 1000, medical grade silicone, for lipodystrophy for more than 15 years with excellent results. Silikon 1000 has been used in the cosmetic industry for more than 30 years. Dr. Jochen only injects Silikon for lipodysrtophy and utilizes a microdroplet technique with small quantities of Silikon injected in several sessions over a period of a month. No skin test is required for Silikon. Silikon is a permanent facial filler. It restores lost volume to sunken cheeks as well as stimulates the body’s own production of collagen for even further rejuvenation
- Medical grade pure silicone
- Injected only for lipodystrophy at Contour
- Restores facial volume
- Stimulates body’s own production of collagen
An HIV-related condition called lipodystrophy causes a wasting away of fat tissues in the face. This distinctive facial wasting stigmatizes HIV and AIDS patients, contributing to heightened levels of anxiety and depression.
“There are several soft tissue-augmenting substances now legally available in the U.S., each with its own pros and cons,” says Dr. Jochen. “For anyone considering this type of treatment, it’s very important to evaluate whether the substance is FDA-approved, how permanent the correction will be, how many treatments are recommended to achieve the desired results, and the costs involved. It’s also vital to find a physician who is experienced in the specialized injections of these substances.”