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Artefill for Lipoatrophy

...Dr. Pierone, can you recommend Artefill for minor depressions in the face caused by HIV and or medications? I am wanting something that is more permanent. ThanksWayne
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Artefill is a facial filler that consists of a combination of bovine collagen and PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate) microspheres. The PMMA Read more »

Can Artefill be mixed (injected over) newplastic / metacrill PMMA?

...Hi,Can artefill (here in USA) be mixed with newplastic, metacrill...dr. casavantes in... Read more »

Is PMMA fine considering Artefill is not avilable? your answer about a study comapring PMMA and Artefill. Seeing that Artefill is no longer... Read more »
Surviving HIV

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

...faster and smooth dispersion of the product under the skin). Two brands used overseas are Metacryl and Newplastic. In the States, Artefill is the only PMMA based product approved (for cosmetic use, not lipoatrophy). It was confusing for me to... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...plastic surgeons know how touse it. The cost, per session, is about $600. Permanent Facial Fillers PMMA (Artefill, Precise,Metacrill): The FDA approved Artefill for the treatment of facialwrinkles, lines, and furrows, but... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, September 21, 2010

...lipoatrophy, but want to treat it before it gets worse. Is the best place to get PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate, also known as Articol, Artefill or Metacrill) injections still from Dr. Marcio Serra in Brazil? Are there places in Canada that could... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, April 27, 2010

...big; but my hips are completely gone and my legs are thinning. I look shapeless. What can I do?   What Do You Think About Artefill for Lipoatrophy? What are some of the benefits and drawbacks to Artefill (polymethyl-methacrylate, also... Read more »