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Anything besides New Fill?
Apr 18, 2002

Hi doc, Are there any other treatments out there for facial wasting besides New Fill? And, what are the less painful ones? Thanks.

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

There are many experimental medication and surgical therapies in current use. On the non-surgical side, there have been small trials of the use of oral antidiabetic drugs to reduce belly fat and increase subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, and face. The jury is still out on whether these treatments provide any significant contribution to restoring facial fat without surgery. There are trials "in the hopper" and I hope that they will begin sometime in the near future.


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