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Jan 29, 2006

are there any facial injections you would recommend for lipoathropy that have a staying!!!!

Response from Dr. Henry

There is little published data or experience with long term outcomes with injections for facial lipoatrophy in the setting of treated HIV infection (long term such as > 2-3 years). In general the biodegradable materials (such as Sculptra) theoretically may not last as long as non-biodegradable fillers like Bio-Alcamid(though there are reports of sagging or shifting of the material). The overall experience is still limited but the good news is that more attention is being paid to the problem so improvements in what can be done are anticipated. KH

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