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Silicone (Overview)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp joints in the hand.


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Silicone bras cause itch, what to do?

Silicone bras cause itch, what to do?

Would encourage you: Not to wear clothing which is causing you discomfort. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting. You will be helped to select the correct band and cup size as well as design selection. ...Read more

Silicone (Overview)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp joints in the hand.


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What is the definition or description of: silicone?

What is the definition or description of: silicone?

Rubber: Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp joints in the hand. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Resnik Dr. Resnik
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Silicone (Tip)

Silicone droplet long-term beautiful results what more can you ask? ...See more

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Are silicone sheets effective in reducing scarring?

Are silicone sheets effective in reducing scarring?

Scar Improvement: Yes. Research performed by myself in the wound healing research laboratory at northwestern university definitively demonstrated a decrease in molecular skin signaling that leads to scar formation when treated with silicone gel. This work won me the 2007 young investigator award from the wound healing society. ...Read more

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What is the difference between silicone and saline?

What is the difference between silicone and saline?

Very different: Saline means salt water. That's it. Silicone is a chemical compound containing silicon. When used in medicine or implants, the saline is usually either very close to the same salinity (strength) as the human body or half a percent lower (used in intravenous fluids or medicines). ...Read more

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Do silicone sheets help with scarring or is it a scam?

Do silicone sheets help with scarring or is it a scam?

It works.: While the exact mechanism is unknown, large, controlled studies show a significant benefit to using silicone sheeting for scar remodeling. ...Read more

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What effect does silicone and chlorine do to a person's health?

What effect does silicone and chlorine do to a person's health?

Depends on dose: Silicon is inert and has been shown to not adversely affect ones health. Chlorine in low doses is beneficial to your health as it keeps your water supply free of harmful bacteria. Higher doses of chlorine can cause asthma like symptoms if inhaled and can poison you if ingested. ...Read more

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Does scarsil silicone gel make you grow?

Question not clear.: Not sure I am tracking your question. Scarsil silicone scar-gel is used topically for scars and stretch marks. It is not used for body growth. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to silicone strips on strapless bra, what can I do?

Allergic reaction to silicone strips on strapless bra, what can I do?

Get advice of bra: Expert. Encourage you to take care of your breasts by going to a bra specialty store for a professional fitting & help with design selection. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?

Will ingesting silicone that are in supplements and food cause any pill form medication not too absorb properly?

Pharmacist: I don't believe that It will interfere with absorption of medications. Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering your question. ...Read more

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What can I apply on a burn caused by a drop of silicone hot? I think that this is infectous. It burns and hurts me a lot.

What can I apply on a burn caused by a drop of silicone hot? I think that this is infectous. It burns and hurts me a lot.

Just did it??: If so, cool washcloth with ice cube in it to cool ; relieve pain. If just done also cannot be infected as yet. If few days old and still hurts, then suspicious may be infected--if small area, can apply topical antibacterial ointment. If size of palm or larger or across a joint or all-the-way-around a finger/limb, need to see dr. ...Read more

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How safe are silicone injections on buttocks?

How safe are silicone injections on buttocks?

No!: Silicone injections are not safe for the buttock. They should never be used. ...Read more

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Why should I have saline implants instead of silicone ones?

Personal choice: In my opinion, silicone implants are softer, lighter, and more natural appearing. The outer shell of both implants is made out of silicone. Benefits of saline implants include cost. After obtaining all the information, it is a personal choice. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest== injected breast or silicone breast?

What is the best and safest== injected breast or silicone breast?

Fat Graft: By injected, do you mean a fat graft. This is safer as it is your own tissue. However, the size that you will end up with is a little more unpredictable as it will depend on the harvest from another site and also how much will take onto the breasts. ...Read more

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Do silicone based lubricants cause cancer?

Do silicone based lubricants cause cancer?

Silicone ; cancer: Medical grade silicone is found in all manner of medical instrumentation and is the lubricant for all syringes. There is no report of which I am aware linking medical grade silicone with cancer. It is fda approved for treatment of retinal detachment and is used off-label for skin augmentation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between silicone and saline implants?

IV fluid: Saline implants are a silicone balloon filled with IV fluid-saline. Silicone implants are silicone balloons filled with silicone gel.
Silicone implants are softer, more natural, with less chance of seeing ripples. ...Read more

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Does women with silicone breasts have altered sensation to touch?

Does women with silicone breasts have altered sensation to touch?

Depends: The changes in sensation after augmentation can be related to the technique used by the surgeon. Generally speaking you should have normal sensation after breast augmentation. ...Read more

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Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I had collagen injections?

Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I had collagen injections?

Probably not.: If you injection was for depressed scar, the collagen injection was to imcrease volume under the scar. Normally, you use silicon sheetng as a prevention of hypertrophic scar. I will ask this question to your treating doctor. ...Read more

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What would happen if you were to swallow a tiny amount of silicone sealent?

Tiny?: Likely nothing. I would read the poison control precautions on the bottle and also check with your regular doctor.
As a precaution please follow the specific directions for the application of the sealant product. ...Read more

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Can a woman feed a baby and not feel weird sensations, if she has silicone breasts?

Can a woman feed a baby and not feel weird sensations, if she has silicone breasts?

What's weird?: The lactating breast reacts to stimulation by expelling milk into the baby's mouth. If someone finds the feeling weird, so be it. ...Read more

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Question about liposuction and buttock fat injection enhancement? Cant they use silicone?

Question about liposuction and buttock fat injection enhancement? Cant they use silicone?

Butt Augmentation: Butt enhancement is increasingly being done with fat injections. Silicone implants for buttock augmentation are riddled with problems. In my own practice I have exclusively been performing the brazilian butt lift for at least 7 years. Silicone injections to the buttocks are not an option. They are not fda approved and dangerous.

Dr. Ricardo rodriguez
baltimore, maryland. ...Read more

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Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I have already gotten collagen injections there?

Can I use silicone sheets on my scar even though I have already gotten collagen injections there?

Yes: There shouldn't be any reason that you couldn't apply a silicone sheeting to a scar that has been injected with collagen. Silicone sheeting works best for raised hypertrophic type scars as a general rule. ...Read more

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Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Sorry, I wrote a previous question too. Which would work better for scars? Mederma or silicone? Thanks!

Probably silicone: They both can help but the best answer is the one that you use correctly. Mederma's instruction is to massage the cream on the scar about four times a day; no one really does this. Silicone solution has to be applied daily and allowed to dry. Silicone pads have to be held in place on the scar for months.
Use the product that works best for your scar location and lifestyle. ...Read more