Jan 11, 2001
I understand that there is a clinical trial going on for llipodystrophy and facial wasting.
Something that makes the body produce more collagen?
I've met with several plastic surgeons about my facial wasting and they've said there is nothing short of a face lift to take care of my problem.
But with a face lift there would be no way to hide the scarring.
Response from Dr. Young
Facial wasting is one of the most troubling symptoms of lipodystrophy. There are several small studies that have suggested that the substitution of other nucleoside RT inhibitors (nukes) for Zerit has resulted in improvements. This of course would only be of benefit to those who are taking Zerit.
In some cities, injection of ones fat into the facial area (through plastic surgery) has resulted in some benefits, though I can't speak to this from personal experience.
As far as I'm aware, there is nothing available to make the body produce more collagen, furthermore, there is no evidence that this should aid in facial lipodystrophy. good luck, BY
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Body Fluids That Transmit HIV
- How Long Can You Live Infected With Hiv?
- Why Havent Hiv Test Detected Antibodies In My Blood After One Year Of Testing?
- Why Does Uganda Have Lower Rates Of Hiv/aids Infections When Compared To Other Sub-saharan African Countries?
- Does Having Nausea Mean I Have Hiv?
- How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Thrush?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.