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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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Lipo in only one area of my face filler to use?

This is pretty strange and baffling to me and my derm, but my lipo has only affected one spot in my face, and that is the canine fossa on the right side of my face which is the upper triangle portion of my NL area, and it seems to be losing a lot of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
For this area I think Radiesse does a very good job. If the outcome is good with Radiesse you could have the area retreated periodically as needed. Another option would be to transition from Radiesse to Artefill for a longer lasting solution. Good... Read more »

What a poor situation I am in! please advise.

I'm HIV+ and have facial wasting caused of last Meds taking (3TC, D4T, AZT!!) Now, i'm living in Bangkok, Thailand. Looking for the appropriate treat my facial waste. But, I don't really know all of these you are taking about. Please advise what...
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 two fillers that are approved in the United States are Radiesse and Sculptra. Both are effective, but require multiple sessions to correct Read more »

Sculptra works

Dear Dr. Bob, Thank you for inspiring me to continue my Sculptra treatments. Over the past 4 years, I've received about 12-14 vials of Sculptra, with very nice results. The only problem I've had, is when my doctor injected Scupltra at the top of my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all cosmetic surgical techniques, the results depend on the skill of the surgeon. There are limitations with all the facial fillers. But with a skillful physician performing the procedure, the results can be very impressive.The Body now has an... Read more »

PMMA - synthetic or bovine?

Hi,I am 43yo and 7 years HIV + with a regimen of Sustiva and healthy. I, however, have deep wrinkles in my face cheeks and crows feet, and deep line wrinkles in my forehead. I think this is mostly due to HIV. I've read on your forum that PMMA filler...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...PMMA is poly methyl methacrylate, a synthetic polymer. Microspheres of PMMA have been used as facial fillers worldwide for many years. Examples of different PMMA brands include Metacrill, NewPlastic, and Artecoll. The last time I Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...around burns, cuts or catheters. It causes a bright red uneven eruption in the folds of skin. This may be coated by a white, wrinkled layer of tissue. Other symptoms include a mild burning. Fingernails and toenails can also be infected, which can... Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...capsules, liquid, or powder, and how it should be given -- by mouth or by injection. It also lists all inactive ingredients such as fillers, artificial colors, or flavorings. If you have food sensitivities, this is where you can check if there... Read more »
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Natural remedies? Not on meds yet....

Posted by cassiusp, 8 Replies
...a decent T cell count. Started taking Korean Ginseng. NAC, ST Johns Wort and Lysine (collagen, I am a little paranoid about wrinkles :) ) and a good multivit. Oh and plan to start breathing meditations with my BF (he noticed my breathing whilst... Read more »

Follow up to Can't Figure This Out....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...because of vaccination. Its been 6 months since all of these test and I am still having problems. Diahrea, many mouth sores, wrinkled skin. Does anyone have any similar patterns or insight? Thank You. Read more »

Can't figure it out....help....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...because of vaccination. Its been 6 months since all of these test and I am still having problems. Diahrea, many mouth sores, wrinkled skin. Does anyone have any similar patterns or insight? Thank You. 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 »