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New Filler reported on CNN

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Today on CNN I saw the tailend of a report on a new FDA approved filler made to

help patients who have facial wasting ( from AIDS, Cancer). They mentioned it fills in areas on the cheeks and temples that have caved, or sunken in due to the ravages of these types of conditions. I did not get the name of the filler. It might be available on their website though.

This sounds very much like the product Rustymetal talks about on the thread he started here and which he says has helped his scarring significantly.


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I just went to CNN's site and tracked down the story. The product is called

" Sculptra". It is said to last up to 2 years, repeat injections more than likely being neccesary by that time.

It said it has been used in Europe since 1999 as a wrinkle filler but it is not approved here for that purpose as of yet.

Sculptra is a form of polymer that has been used for decades to create dissovable stitches according to the CNN story.


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Perhaps that's one of the only good things to come out of the epidemic...

Just for clarification: sculptra will probably be used to treat lipodystrophy which is a result of the protease-inhibitor drugs (some other chemotherapies, too), not the actual syndrome, or the virus.

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