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Cosmetic Sculptra Risks And Advantages

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is used...
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Sculptra facial nodules

I think it is much more common from what I read on this site and others that nodules from Sculptra are a common side effect. I had very good result but also had to have several treatments just to surround and disguise the nodules. My doctor said...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The risk of nodules from Sculptra is relatively low, but does depend to some extent on the experience of the doctor doing the injections. Massage does lessen the risk of nodule formation. We recommend 5 minutes of massage 5 times daily for 5 days... Read more »

FDA Hearing on NEWFILL/Sculptra

Hello People, An Update on NewFill/Sculptra... I just met with the FDC in Washington DC on Thursday 3/25/04 to deliver personal testimony of my experience with NewFill. Nelson Vergel was there to speak as well.The meeting ran all day, from 8 a.m. -...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
ThanksSome of the data can found in.......Moyle GJ, Lysakova L, Brown S, Sibtain N, Healy J, Priest C, Mandalia S, Barton SE.A randomized open-label study of immediate versus delayed polylactic acid injections for the cosmetic management of facial... Read more »

cosmetic procedures and risk?

I am HIV pos,tcell 700+, VL 2000, no problems. I started meds almost 2 years ago. I always had a thin face but now I am noticing it looks worse. I am interested in trying out the new filler called Restylane. To fill in wrinkles, lips etc. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The FDA has approved Resylane as an injectable for wrinkles on the fact. I have not seen any good studies of its use for lipoatrophy. There are lots of choices out there for injectables--I would often defer to the experience of the plastic surgeon... Read more »

Sculptra in Thailand

Dear Sir,I will be very grateful to know if there is any clinic specializing in cosmetic surgery with Sculptra or New-Fill to treat HIV-related facial wasting. Thanks for the info!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I personally don't have any contacts with clinics in Thailand that use Sculptra or New-Fill.After a quick search, I found this <a href="http://www.bumrungrad.com/plasticsurgery/home.asp"... Read more »
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