Lipoatrophy Treatments to Restore Facial Fat Waste

Sculptra has been listed in the Australian Pharmaceutical Benenift (PBS) for patients HIV patients with Lipoathropy.

Lipoatrophy is the technical term for the loss or ‘wasting’ of fat from the face and other areas of the body such as the buttocks, upper arms, legs and thighs. Moderate to severe lipoatrophy of the face has a noticeable ‘sunken cheeks’ look and may also include loss of fat around the nose, mouth, temples and eye sockets.

Meaning of Lipoathropy

When the word lipoatrophy is broken down, “Lipo” means “fat,” and “atrophy” means “the loss of.” Facial lipoatrophy is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes.

Consequences of Lipoatrophy

The  appearance resulting from facial lipoatrophy can have a devastating psychosocial impact. Low self-esteem, depression, feelings of loss of control, relationship problems, and fear of stigmatization, decreased sexual activity, and social isolation can result from lipoatrophy.

Treatments for Lipatrophy

Several approaches are being used to treat Lipoatrophy, with varying success. These include switching to different HIV treatment combinations, nutritional supplements and as well as injectable dermal products.

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