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Sculptra Injected Muscle Fascia

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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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Suspicious not really injected with Sculptra

In Nov 02-Feb 03, I was injected with a series of New-Fill treatments due to marked facial lipoatrophy. I experienced superb results, and with noticable improvements from each treatment (thank you to Dr. Engelhard). I recently visited a different...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You should start by discussing with the 2nd doctor including getting the lot number for the Sculpra that was used. Some patients given Sculptra may not see much benefit and need repeated injections. Outcomes may also vary by provider. If you return... Read more »

getting one vial sculptra injections

every thing i read says severe facial wasting which is what i have , would take four to six treaments of one vial per cheek , but my md. is only doing one vial once for both cheeks once a month . i have ask about this he said it was the new way of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There should be no difference in the final outcome by doing one vial every month but it will take longer to see the improvement. For severe lipoatrophy I don't understand the rationale for this approach, since the need for larger volumes of... Read more »

anabolics and hiv - Sarcopenia and Sculptra

i noticed you answered someone's question on anabolics and hiv, and i just wanted to offer some of my own wisdom and experience.first of all, you mentioned that one isn't likely to lose weight involuntary from hiv infection (oi's) as...
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 is no question that anabolics play a role in management of HIV infection. The previous question was whether someone with HIV infection not on meds and with good CD4 counts should preemptively use anabolics to... Read more »

Muscle Tissue, injections, staph

I recently aquired a staph infection in my hip, the result of hormone replacement therapy. I have had tremendous results with this therapy. I have managed to increase my lean muscle tissue greatly. I have been off the therapy for about 4 weeks...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
You could probably still do injections...use another site (the other side!)...check with your doctor...the injections are rarely complicated by serious infections. If not possible then you could try the patch again...double the dosage if... Read more »
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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 »


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 »

Muscle Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been experiencing substantial muscle pain - legs, arms, chest, hips - whenever I move. Getting up from bed or a chair causes intense pain, rolling over in bed the same. Sitting after standing for awhile causes the same intense pain. This... Read more »

Unfortunate Sexual exposure/ injection exposure

Posted by joe62, 2 Replies
Hi to the wonderful people of this website. I want to narrate my story for information and advise.
I am an expat, while away to a third world country, i had a contact with a women with unknown status, and she stayed with me for two weeks, I was well... Read more »