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Sculptra Dermal Filler

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

...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 in many medical products such as stitches and screws used to repair broken bones. In Europe, Sculptra is called...
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Facial filler specialist in South Africa

Hi Dr. firstly a big thanks from South Africa. Sorry for asking, but can you recommend any specialist of facial filler in Johannesburg or Pretoria? I have a slight facial atrophy what would be the best product you recommend to start with? Knowing...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...for facial lipoatrophy in the United States and have patient assistance programs available. I am not familiar with the dermal fillers that are available in South Africa. You might start with Dr. Moshe Fayman, a plastic surgeon who practices in... Read more »

Scultpra nodules

I have developed several visible nodules on my face from sculptra treatments. One of them is rather large. It appeared 3 or 4 months after treatment and has now been there about 8 months. Can i expect it to diminish and eventually disappear over...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...When I was learning to inject dermal fillers, I practiced on my own face and ended up with a Sculptra nodule under my left eye. It took a long time, but it eventually went Read more »

Under the Eye Wasting - what to do?

I notice my wasting under my eyes. I have tried Sulptra -- but it is expensive and minimal results. Any other ideas
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...location right on top of the orbital ridge facial bone under the eye. Depending on the exact location of the atrophy, this filler can be injected through the mouth in order to get the product to the desired location. Or the injection approach... Read more »

sculptra fillers

I understand that Medicare has approved with stipulations the facial filler. My Dr. told me yesterday, something re: not able to receive Medicare's "codes" to order....Are you aware of this....Thanks, Texas here!
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, that is true. Medicare decided to approve facial reconstruction only for those HIV+ patients with facial wasting and depression. We do not know the details yet about codes and if they will pay for both labor and the products themselves (as part... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medicare to Pay for "Fillers" in HIV Patients

...patients with facial lipodystropy syndrome (LDS) who are also depressed. CMS said a review of current data found use of dermal fillers such as BioForm Medical's Radiesse and Sanofi-Aventis SA's Sculptra benefitted HIV patients with facial... Read more »
Surviving HIV

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

...cement. PMMA has presented a good degree of bio-compatibility and as a result it has been extensively used as a soft tissue filler, bone cement, component of denture materials and tooth bond, housing for pacemakers and intra-ocular and contact... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Sculptra for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...The Food and Drug Administration today, August 3, 2004, approved Sculptra, an injectable filler to correct facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sculptra is the first such treatment approved 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 Read more »
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red blotches all over body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not on meds... cd4 210 and vl 23,000. Early this afternoon most of it went away.. but now its coming back.... I have appt for Dermo this Wednesday.. Meanwhile its hanging over my head. HELP Read more »

Ouch!

Posted by ItsFaith, 4 Replies
...Well, I discovered a wart on the tip of my finger.....freaked me the f out as I'm sure you all know....so I called the dermo and said I had an emergency and had to be seen right away....surprisingly a wart doesn't constitute an emergency....to me... Read more »

SKIN A MEDICAL SPA

Posted by douglass
...+/- . THERE ARE LOTS OF MEDICAL TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR FACIAL FAT LOSS AND SEVERAL PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO OBTAIN THE FILLERS AT FREE OR REDUCED COST. ALL YOU PAY IS FOR THE ACTUAL COST OF HAVING THE INJECTIONS DONE AND THERE ARE... Read more »

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 »