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Sculptra Poly L Lactic Acid

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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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Can I use both Percise and Sculptra?

I first had Scluptra done back when it was NewFill it did not last long maybe because I had a lot of facial wasting. I went to Mexico and had Precise done, a filler. My face looks a lot better now. This was a year ago. I am thinking of having some...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Yes, there is no problem with using more than one type of facial filler, since they have different characteristics and uses. Percise is a "home-brew" brand of PMMA from Tijuana. PMMA is poly methyl... Read more »

Sculptra & Restylin

I recently found out about the new product Sculptra. I have searched your website and looked at the Sculptra website and found several authorized doctors that use the proceedure. I went to one of them and she told me that it would take 4 to six...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I have had personal experience with Sculptra and have been very pleased with the results. Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic product that is immunologically inert and eventually broken down and removed from the body. It is the only... Read more »


can scluptra interfer with my medication i am taking now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. Sculptra (poly-l-lactic acid) is an inert substance and does not interact or interfere with any medication. I have had personal experience with this product and been quite happy with the results. (Review the archives for additional... Read more »

Elevated Lactic Acid / Treatment Question

Dr. Cohen, my doc took me off all my meds today, because of elevate level of lactic acid. The LA level was 24(he indicated that 16 and lower was normal,not real sure on this). The test was done six weeks ago(today was my follow up visit), however,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Thanks Anthony. Glad this helps.The issue of an elevated lactic acid is one that has been with us since we started using the nucleoside antivirals. Recently we have been reminded of this issue, and reconnecting it to the kinds of symptoms you... Read more »
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Polylactic Acid and facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi Guys, anyone with experience with polylactic acid facial injections used to rebuild collegen?

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lactic acidosis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone else out there had lactic acidosis? Would like to hear, share experiences.

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New-Fill featured at LIPO 2000 Conference

Posted by Anonymous
P. Amard and Saint Marc from France presented LIPO Abstract P94 on the use of polylactic acid (brand name
New-Fill) injections in the face.

In 22/26 patients, there was evidence of complete resolution of facial wasting after receiving a total of 4... Read more »

Incredible leg pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello i tested negative after 3 months and some more days. But the fear of hiv still inside me. Its been almost 6 months since that negative test, and since almost 4 months ago I developed a terrible, terrible, terrible leg pain in yes, just one... Read more »