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Restylane Vs Sculptra

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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...
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I am HIV positive currently taking Atripla and healthy. I have undergone botox treatments and am wondering if Perlane for facial cosmetic treatment is okay to have.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Perlane is a hyaluronic acid filler similar in composition to Restylane and Juvederm. It is thicker than Restylane because it was designed with more cross-linking between the hyaluronic acid molecules. Read more »


Hello, i would like to use Macrolane/Restylane, and would like to know if there could be any possible allergic reaction considering i am on NORVIR, REYTAZ ,VIREAD AND 3TC. Thank you C
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There generally should be no direct drug interaction/allergy concern if using Macrolane/Restylane (hylaruronic acid injection product) with your current HIV regimen. KH 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. Another option would be to transition from Radiesse to Artefill for a longer lasting solution. Good... Read more »

Loss of Fat Under the Eyes

I have been HIV+ for several years and have loss of fat under my eyes which is an effect from the virus as I have only been on sustiva/truvada combo for 9 months.I live in Australia and was wondering if you know of the best type of filler/surgery...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...people who have loss fat in the under eye area I think that Radiesse is a good option. The hyaluronic acid products (Juvederm, Restylane, etc) can be used in this area as well, but don't last as long. Sculptra can be used in this location, but... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of the United States (US) population in 2006, they accounted for 17% of new HIV infections in the 50 states and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


Combo Drug Common Name: abacavir sulfate and lamivudine Brand Name: Epzicom Class: fixed dose combination -- nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or... Read more »
The Well Project


Table of Contents What Is PK? How Is PK Studied? Drug Interactions and Drug Boosting Do Men and Women Process Drugs Differently? Pharmacokinetic Testing How to Make PK Work for You References What Is PK? ... Read more »
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