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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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Advice on facial fillers for lipoatrophy

Hi Dr Pierone,I have read many of your responses regarding this question, and have recently consulted a Doctor and discussed filler options with him.He basically told me to run a mile from synthetic fillers like artefill, artecoll and recommended...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Fat grafting can restore facial volume if there is subcutaneous fat to harvest. The immediate concern is that many people with lipodystrophy have visceral fat, but not enough subcutaneous fat available. But if there... Read more »

sculptra fillers

I understand that Medicare has approved with stipulations the facial filler. My Dr. told me yesterday, something re: not able to receive Medicare's "codes" to order....Are you aware of this....Thanks, Texas here!...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, that is true. Medicare decided to approve facial reconstruction only for those HIV+ patients with facial wasting and depression. We do not know the details yet about codes and if they will pay for both labor and the products themselves (as part... Read more »

Facial Fillers now put off

I just read that one persons reaction to the facial filler Sculptra and having to now deal these 100's of bumps. You mention this reaction is *rare*. How rare and how long will he likely have to live with this? It's hard enough living...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post Richard.Having "bumps" after Sculptra is a rare, but well characterized complication. This is usually prevented by preparing the medication in a larger volume of fluid and by massaging the injected sites.It would be... Read more »

medicare and facial fillers

What is the latest on medicare and facial fillers? Will they now consider covering the costs of some of them? I have had sculptra treatments three years ago through the patient assitance program but now I need a touch up and certainly can't...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The latest on Medicare and facial fillers is that we are still waiting for an answer.The patient assistance program for Sculptra has not disappeared, but the rules are more stringent. For patient who need more Sculptra after the initial allotment of... Read more »
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Sculptra for Lipotrophy

Posted by riverprincess
I have had numerous treatments with Sculptra and other facial fillers and would like to hear from others that have also had these injections and how they found the results to be as favorable as they expected or not so favorable. I am also... Read more »

facial wasting treatment- lipoatrophy

Posted by douglass
I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT FOR FACIAL WASTING DOWN IN NORFOLK VA AT THE "SKIN A MEDICAL SPA"- RESULTS ARE AMAZING. MY SCULPTRA AND RADIANCE WERE OBTAINED THROUGH PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE TOTAL COST FOR THE INJECTIONS IS AROUND $2000.... Read more »

facial wasting * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon & other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »

facial wasting and newfill

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am considering a procedure using New-fill for severe facial wasting. Anyone familiar with this? Please give me any first or second hand information about this.
Thanks

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