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facial Wasting
Apr 20, 2000

Dr. D

I am a patient with you (I usually go thru Rose). My question is that I have some slight facial wasting and have been on testosterone. Can this be stopped or reversed?



Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear Robert,

We don't really know if it can be reversed, but it can usually be stopped. If it is being caused by lipoatrophy, which is usually caused by the "d" drugs, DDI, D4T, DDC, then switching off of them may help. There are also cosmetic procedures that some dermatologists use, but those are expensive, don't typically last long and are usually not paid for by the insurance companies. Testosterone should not affect the face. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

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