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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 for Buttock Lipoatrophy (Reply)

An earlier post inquired about the possible use of Sculptra to treat fat loss in the buttocks. As Dr. Henry pointed out, because of the volume of Sculptra needed, the cost would be prohibitive.Another filler may be the answer, however. A doctor in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for posting that information on Artefill. As another reader pointed out, Artefill is also very expensive though may last longer than Sculptra. KH... 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 »

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 »

Sculptra in Thailand

Dear Sir,I will be very grateful to know if there is any clinic specializing in cosmetic surgery with Sculptra or New-Fill to treat HIV-related facial wasting. Thanks for the info!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I personally don't have any contacts with clinics in Thailand that use Sculptra or New-Fill.After a quick search, I found this <a href=""... Read more »
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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 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 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 »