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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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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 »

Info on Sculptra patient assistance program

This really isn't a question. For the people looking for Sculptra treatment, ck out the Sculptra website. I live in MN, the company pays for the drug, so i only have to pay for the injection--my ID dr. office does it fairly cheap...hope this helps.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is a patient assistance program for Sculptra and if you visit the web site at this link they have a feature that allows you to search for a doctor that performs Sculptra injections. Not all practices... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

Sculptra (Formerly New Fill) for Facial Wasting -- Where to Find Information on the Patient-Assistance Program

Sculptra TM (marketed in some countries as New Fill TM ) was approved in August 2004 by the FDA "for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus." It was approved... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Sculptra for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

The Food and Drug Administration today, August 3, 2004, approved Sculptra, an injectable filler to correct facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sculptra is the first such treatment approved for a condition known as... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Update on Sculptra (New-Fill) Hearing

On March 25 an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended that the FDA approve Sculptra (New-Fill) for facial wasting caused by HIV treatment or HIV. They also want restrictions so that it will not be used widely for less urgent purposes like... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The FDA Has Accepted the Filing for an Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid Called "Sculptra" to Treat Facial Lipoatrophy (February 5, 2004)

Berwyn, PA -- Dermik Laboratories, the U.S. dermatology arm of Aventis (another pharmaceutical company), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing and granted expedited review of the company's... 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 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 »

facial wasting treatment- lipoatrophy

Posted by douglass
I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT FOR FACIAL WASTING DOWN IN NORFOLK VA AT THE "SKIN A MEDICAL SPA"- RESULTS ARE AMAZING. MY SCULPTRA AND RADIANCE WERE OBTAINED THROUGH PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE TOTAL COST FOR THE INJECTIONS IS AROUND $2000.... Read more »