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BioForm Medical, Inc.

FDA Approves Radiesse Facial Filler for Two New Aesthetic Indications

San Mateo, CA -- BioForm Medical, Inc., a privately-held medical aesthetics company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radiesse┬«, the next-generation cosmetic dermal filler, for the long-lasting correction... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

On December 22, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse, an injectable (under the skin) implant to restore or correct signs of facial lipidatrophy, or fat loss, in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse, a sterile,... Read more »
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FAQs About Facial Wasting

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Facial Wasting forum ! Basics and Prevention | Treatment | Insurance | Personal Stories Basics and Prevention Newly diagnosed: Which meds should I choose to avoid lipoatrophy? How long should I... Read more »
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CD4 Criteria for Sculptra/Radiesse?

After years and years of waiting, Kaiser Permanente in Oregon is finally covering facial correction for lipoatrophy for those on Medicare. But their criteria is that it can only be done for patients with a CD4 count above 300. Unfortunately,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Since you are eligible for coverage under Medicare, why should Kaiser's arbitrary decision matter? I am not aware of data showing less effect, or greater risk of lipoatrophy treatment in patients with under 300... Read more »

Can Radiesse be used with Bio Alcamid

Can Radiesse be injected in the same area as Bio Alcamid?I had Bio Alcamid in my face 18 months ago and the left side is slightly uneven.I was thinking about having Radiesse injected to help even out the uneveness, but would like to know if this is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, it is possible to layer another filler on top of a previous implant like Bioalcamid. However, there should be special attention to cleansing the skin and using aseptic technique with the Radiesse since there have been reports of late infections... Read more »

The difference between Scuptra and Radiesse and need treater in Florida

I heard that Radiesse is a better filler that last longer and is not of synthetic. Can you also tell me if there is someone in the Ft.lauderdale, florida area or Jacksonville florida area that are good at these procedures....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Radiesse and Sculptra are both effective for treatment of HIV-related lipoatrophy and I would be hard pressed to agree that one is better than the other. They certainly are different in their performance characteristics however. Radiesse works right... Read more »

Radiesse technique

A year ago a plastic surgeon filled in jowls and puppet area with radiesse. It looked good. This past may my dermatologist did the same area but nothing happened. he redid it in certain areas but I see no difference. he said I am a year older (62)...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. It seems unlikely that you became immune to Radiesse, so this suggests that the difference is probably technique dependant. There is quite a bit of variability of experience and technique between different doctors with... Read more »
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VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003

Posted by DKERL
Department of Veterans Affairs VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003
Veterans Health Administration
January 22, 2008

TREATMENT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL-INDUCED FACIAL
LIPOATROPHY IN HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
(HIV)-INFECTED PATIENTS

on page 2 of this directive the following... Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
I submitted this letter in another forum (Ask the Experts / Mental Health and HIV) but it was never addressed. I submitted it to the Treatment-Experienced HIVers last night, but I see that theres been no replys on that forum since late June. So Im... Read more »