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Is Bio Alcamid Available In The Us

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Bio-Alcamid remove from face where can I find a doctor

Dear Dr. Pierone,I wanted to do mini face lift and after informing my surgeon about having Bio-Alcamide fillers on my cheeks he adviced me first to remove it before he could proceed with mini face lift. But he don't know enough about the product and...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...This would depend on where you live (and your ability to travel). The most logical choice might be the doctor who placed the Bio-Alcamid in the first place. But if this doctor is no longer available, let me know where you are located and perhaps... Read more »

Availability of Bio-Alcamid in US or Canada

Are there any clinics in Canada using Bio-Alcamid? If so, where. Are there any FDA trials being... Read more »

BioAlcamid and PMMA

Dr. Pierone-Thank you for taking on the task of putting so many of us at ease. I started with... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

...with this problem. However, for people in whom these problems have occurred, facial fillers may be an option. One such filler, Bio Alcamid (polyalkylimide), is considered a permanent implant. Reports over the past several years suggest a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Facing Up to It

...something to change his face. In this detailed report, Matt recounts his trip to Tijuana, Mexico where he received injections of Bio-Alcamid. Our faces are the windows of good health. The face, along with body weight, is often the barometer of... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Facial Wasting From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...What can I do? Is plastic surgery a good, permanent solution for facial wasting? Can I go back to Sculptra after using Bio-Alcamid? I had a bad reaction to Bio-Alcamid, what should I do? Can you please tell me the procedure code I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Saving Face

...November, Robert became one of the first Canadian lipoatrophy patients in a pilot project to undergo injections of the synthetic gel Bio-Alcamid to help fill out his sunken cheeks. Nine months ago, Health Canada began approving Bio-Alcamid... Read more »
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Posted by bradford
...The arrival of Bio-Alcamid is exceptional news to men and women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral Read more »

Bio-Alcamid Subsidy Program

Posted by Anonymous
...I wanted to let people know that we've developed a subsidy program for people interested in receiving a bio-alcamid treatment. The only issue is that you'd have to come to Canada (Bio-Alcamid was approved here in March). We've worked with Read more »

Bio-alcamid Subsidy Program Venice (Italy)

Posted by Anonymous
Hi guys, good news, did you know that here is a subsidy program for facial lipoatrophy treatment Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...restore the natural appearance in the face for people living with HIV antiretroviral drug induced Lipoatrophy. The product, called Bio-Alcamid or polyalkylimide made by Polymekon, an Italian company, is a synthetic gel made up of 96% water and 4%... Read more »