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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 Follow-Up

Dear Dr. Bob, Thanks again for your response. I have had my first injections of Sculptra and have another procedure scheduled in 2 weeks. The swelling has subsided and I am patiently waiting for the next visit. My doctor had problems injecting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Craig,AS I mentioned, experience really does count when performing procedures. The cosmetic surgeon who administered my New-Fill/Sculptra is Michael Echavez, M.D. in San Francisco (415-392-9800)Good luck, Craig!Dr. Bob... Read more »

unusual case, doryx preventing sculptra from working?

Long time user of new-fill/sculptra. After two years it was clear I needed touch-ups, and around that same time my doc put me on doryx for acne. I noticed that the touchups for several years now really have done almost nothing. I did some...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is not much published on very long term outcomes with Sculptra and there have been reports of a loss in volume over time so that touch ups are not as effectve. I haven't seen anything on an effect of doxycycline ( a widely used antibiotic... Read more »

Facial rash Sculptra

Dr. Doc, if you research reports fda adverse reactions sculpta, facial rash injected area happens. Thanks....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I understand that facial rashes have been reported after Sculptra injections. But the message that I mean to convey is that facial rashes are not linked to Sculptra injections. Nodules, bruising, pain, swelling all yes. But in the real world,... Read more »

Sculptra bumps under eyes

Dear Doc,Nearly two years ago, I had Sculptra injections to treat facial wasting. The doctor was apparently not very experienced and ended up injecting it under my eyes. Since that time, visible hard bumps have formed in the periorbital area, and I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sculptra is not an instant gratification filler like Radiesse or PMMA, but after the correction is effected, it appears to be durable. This is a good thing that becomes a bad thing when the Sculptra is placed too close to the dermis in an area with... 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 »