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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...
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Fillers for atrophy around the eye?

My plastic surgery specialist here, told me "that he shouldn't treat eyelids or the outline of the eyes in the case of lipodistrophy" (I'm loosing fat there, more than anywhere else in my face)..."that the eye area is too dangerous to deal with"....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Loss of fat in the under eye region is very common with lipoatrophy and is also part and parcel of the aging process. For atrophy of the space above the eye I am not aware of facial fillers being used. One concern... Read more »

Radiesse and Sculptra combination treatment?

What are your feelings in regards to receiving both sculptra and Radiesse together for facial wasting?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I think that combination treatment makes a lot of sense since Radiesse works right away and Sculptra lasts longer. Here is a link to a video blog by Mark King in which he documents a treatment that I performed with a combination of Sculptra and... Read more »

Lipoatrophy, Sculptra and No Money

I have lipoatrophy and would like to try Sculptra, but I am on a limited full Medi-Cal disability income. I only get less than six hundred dollars every month. Are there physicians who would do the Sculptra on a sliding scale? I can already get...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is a question that I get a lot. Unfortunately, I don't know of any doctors who offer a sliding scale for Sculptra or Radiesse injections. If anyone is aware of a doctor who does provide a discount or sliding scale for Sculptra or Radiesse... Read more »

Sculptra: Repeat how many times?

I was treated once with Radiance and 2x with Sculptra (last Sculptra treatment=5 visits). Dr told me last time that that was probably the last time that Sculptra would be useful. Is there a limit to how often it can be used successfully, and if so,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I have treated several patients with severe lipoatrophy with more than 8 courses of Sculptra over the course of several years to achieve a full correction of lipoatrophy. There does not appear to be a point at which Sculptra stops working and it is... Read more »
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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 an... Read more »
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Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread... Read more »
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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 »