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Pmma Polymer

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PMMA - synthetic or bovine?

Hi,I am 43yo and 7 years HIV + with a regimen of Sustiva and healthy. I, however, have deep wrinkles in my face cheeks and crows feet, and deep line wrinkles in my forehead. I think this is mostly due to HIV. I've read on your forum that PMMA filler...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...PMMA is poly methyl methacrylate, a synthetic polymer. Microspheres of PMMA have been used as facial fillers worldwide for many years. Examples of different PMMA brands include Read more »

Can I use both Percise and Sculptra?

I first had Scluptra done back when it was NewFill it did not last long maybe because I had a lot... Read more »

Does PMMA have long term side effects?

What is the best PMMA in the market for buttock augmentation? Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...many 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,... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Infections (CROI) in Montreal, Canada a few months ago. PRO2000 (0.5%) is a highly negatively-charged molecule (a polyanionic polymer) that is designed to interfere with HIV entry into target calls. The HPTN035 trial was also designed to study... Read more »
Surviving HIV

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

...under local anesthesia for facial and buttock lipoatrophy and for reshaping other body parts. The product usually used is PMMA ( polymethylmethacrylate microspheres) and it is usually (but not always) injected using a micro-canula (gun like... Read more »
The Body

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

...starting to be at risk for diabetes. What type of diet is best for decreasing belly fat?   Where Can I Get High-Quality PMMA Products and Injections? I have mild lipoatrophy, but want to treat it before it gets worse. Is the best place... Read more »
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BIO-POLYMER or Methacrylite

Posted by Anonymous
...Anyone have information as to anywhere in the world to get injections of either Methacrylite or Bio-Polymer to eleviate lipoatrophy of the face? I know that a Dr. M. Serra in Brazil performs the methacrylite porcedure but I can't locate Read more »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...treated. It is a quick, simple procedure with outstanding results. When injected under the skin, Bio-Alcamid, an injectable gel polymer, replaces depleted fat tissue, restoring the natural fullness and contours of the face. Unlike other... Read more »

PCR Vs. NAT

Posted by Anonymous
...Would some one please tell me the difference in a PCR (polymer chain reaction?) and NAT(nucleic acid amplification testing). I know there is a difference but I am not 100% sure. I would Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...or polyalkylimide made by Polymekon, an Italian company, is a synthetic gel made up of 96% water and 4% synthetic reticulate polymer. It is injected below the skin to restore volume and natural contours of the face. Bio-Alcamid is one of the only... Read more »