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Does Sculptra Make Thin Face Look Younger

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

...PLLA was approved by the FDA on August 3, 2004, for the treatment of facial fat loss (also called facial lipoatrophy). It continues to be studied for this use. Facial lipoatrophy is a condition in which people lose fat in their faces, especially in their cheeks and around their eyes and temples. People with HIV who take anti-HIV drugs may develop lipoatrophy.PLLA is injected into the skin in areas where fat has been lost. It causes the skin...
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Thin Face

What is the best solution to getting my face fuller.I`ve beed living with Hiv since 1989,my counts are good and I workout 4 times a week.I don`t have a problem with muscle mass but my face has is so thin..I also have type 2 diabetes but my readings...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...programs are available to help with reimbursement as well. Silicone is available, but not many doctors have experience treating facial lipoatrophy. In Canada Bioalcamid and Sculptra are available. In Mexico, South America, and Europe PMMA is... Read more »

Lipo in only one area of my face filler to use?

This is pretty strange and baffling to me and my derm, but my lipo has only affected one spot in my face, and that is the canine fossa on the right side of my face which is the upper triangle portion of my NL area, and it seems to be losing a lot of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...For this area I think Radiesse does a very good job. If the outcome is good with Radiesse you could have the area retreated periodically as needed. Read more »


Bet you never had a question like this before! Is face-sitting a risk for HIV???Zeke
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...under his bum?? Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, You're wondering if "gay smothering is dangerous"????? Maybe I'm missing something here but what does sexual orientation have to do with being smothered to death when a two-ton Tessie (or Tony) parks... Read more »

fuzeon injections in face

I inject a small portion of fuzeon into my cheeks--under eyes & in nasal fold areas for facial lipodystrophy a few times per week & my face looks full, healthy, & natural & wrikle-fee as well. I am aware that the effect only lasts about 2-3 weeks,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...certainly a novel use for Fuzeon and I would guess that you are probably the only person on the planet injecting Fuzeon in your face. Fuzeon tends to lead to the development of nodules and facial injection would pose this same risk. It seems... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...problems (osteopenia and osteoporosis): Weakened bones can occur with age, especially in women after they stop menstruating. Bone thinning has also been linked to HIV and its treatment. Cognitive problems: Mental function, including memory and... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...lipodystrophy can have both body shape changes andmetabolic problems. Some treatments can help with certain lipodystrophychanges, but nothing has been proven to get rid of all them. This info sheet looks at treatments for fat loss. See also ... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...have an untreated STD, badoral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease), or take ejaculate (cum) inthe mouth. There are things you can do to reduce the risk associated with oralsex: Don't have oral sex if you or your partner have mouth... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other changes in their bodies. The number of 55-to-64-year-old single people in the US... Read more »
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Von Dutche Face, Where are You?

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Anyone heard from Dutche? I wonder how he's doing... Read more »

bumps on face

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, is hard bumps on face relaed to hiv in any way ? i am scared... Read more »

SadFace where R your results?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...SadFace, did U get your results? talk to me or shall I come down to Chicago and hit the starbucks? Kidding... Just wanted to hear your Read more »