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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 important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat...
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Best places for PMMA injections?

Dr. Pierone,I live in Pennsylvania and was wondering the best places to get PMMA? Is it still Dr. Serra in Brazil, or are there places in Canada or closer that could provide service? Dr. Serra uses non-bovine collagen correct?Is there a non-bovine...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The only brand of PMMA available in the United States is Artefill. This product contains bovine collagen in combination with PMMA. Artecoll is a brand of PMMA available in Canada and it does not contain bovine... Read more »

PMMA Facial Fillers

Is PMMA the only type of permanent filler for facial lipoatrophy? If not, what are the others. Also, I am told there are many different "brands" of PMMA (e.g. ArteFill). Are there studies or anecdotal information about which is best? Thanks.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting.There are several permanent fillers that are available for treatment of facial lipoatrophy and these include PMMA, silicone, and Bioalcamid. In the United States, Artefill is the brand of PMMA that is FDA approved. ... Read more »

Artefill for Lipoatrophy

Dr. Pierone, can you recommend Artefill for minor depressions in the face caused by HIV and or medications? I am wanting something that is more permanent. ThanksWayne
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Artefill is a facial filler that consists of a combination of bovine collagen and PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate) microspheres. The PMMA component is the permanent component and these microspheres are surrounded by... Read more »

Can Artefill be mixed (injected over) newplastic / metacrill PMMA?

Hi,Can artefill (here in USA) be mixed with newplastic, metacrill or precise PMMA (the pmma offered by Clinica estetica or dr. casavantes in brazil/tijuana) ? Meaning can the artefill filler be injected into a nose or buttocks that already has...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, Artefill is ok to use layered over other PMMA products. The one caveat is that skin testing to rule out allergy to bovine allergy is necessary before Artefill can be used. Good luck! Read more »
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