HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss
September 30, 2014
The FDA approved Artefill for the treatment of facial wrinkles, lines, and furrows, but not for HIV-related facial lipoatrophy. Precise and Metacrill have not been evaluated by the FDA. Most HIV+ people treated with either Precise or Metacrill go to Mexico or Brazil to receive treatment. The cost varies, depending on the brand, the amount of filler needed, and travel expenses for Precise or Metacrill.
When considering permanent facial fillers, it is important to remember that our faces age -- what looks good now may not be what helps us look good two, five, or ten years from now.
Even though the physical changes of lipodystrophy can cause emotional distress, no researcher has suggested that people with lipodystrophy should stop taking their HIV drugs. If you are concerned about your appearance, talk to your health care provider about treatment options. There are many things that you can do to stay healthy and feel good about your body.
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