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Risks Of 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 used...
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Sculptra facial nodules

I think it is much more common from what I read on this site and others that nodules from Sculptra are a common side effect. I had very good result but also had to have several treatments just to surround and disguise the nodules. My doctor said...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The risk of nodules from Sculptra is relatively low, but does depend to some extent on the experience of the doctor doing the injections. Massage does lessen the risk of nodule formation. We recommend 5 minutes of massage 5 times daily for 5 days... Read more »

Is Sculptra safe for the temples?

I have been treated with Sculpra since it was called Newfill and was not FDA approved. Now that my insurance covers it, I go to a plastic surgeon, but he will not use in near my temples as was done by others. Also, my upper cheeks are prominent...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Sculptra may be safely used around the temples and may also be used to even out previous injections or facial irregularities. The upper cheek area could be smoothed out by using Sculptra to produce a more natural... Read more »

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 »

FDA Hearing on NEWFILL/Sculptra

Hello People, An Update on NewFill/Sculptra... I just met with the FDC in Washington DC on Thursday 3/25/04 to deliver personal testimony of my experience with NewFill. Nelson Vergel was there to speak as well.The meeting ran all day, from 8 a.m. -...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
ThanksSome of the data can found in.......Moyle GJ, Lysakova L, Brown S, Sibtain N, Healy J, Priest C, Mandalia S, Barton SE.A randomized open-label study of immediate versus delayed polylactic acid injections for the cosmetic management of facial... Read more »
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Sculptra tx site

Posted by jab, 1 Reply
Need info re where to get tx from a doctor with some experience??? I live in N.C. Have not located any sites with experienc in Sculptra tx. HELP!!! Read more »

Sculptra

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can anyone tell me about 1st hand experience with Sculptra. I'd like to know how many visits, and followup after initial treatment, how server was the wasting to begin with, are you happy with the outcome. My partner and I have been together for... Read more »

Sculptra for Lipotrophy

Posted by riverprincess
I have had numerous treatments with Sculptra and other facial fillers and would like to hear from others that have also had these injections and how they found the results to be as favorable as they expected or not so favorable. I am also... Read more »

sculptra new fill

Posted by markie
anyone in las vegas or near las vegas (LA area) have had this procedure done... can you recomend a doctor. Read more »