Pop Quiz #170

The correct answer is D. Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra).

Sculptra (called New-Fill outside of the US) is a biodegradable filler composed of poly-L-lactic acid, the same material used in absorbable sutures. It is biocompatible and nonallergenic and was approved by the FDA in August 2004 for the treatment of HIV-associated lipoatrophy.

Calcium hydroxyapatite and silicone are soft tissue fillers that are not FDA-approved for the treatment of lipoatrophy.
Botulinum toxin is used for chemodenervation.
Deoxycholic acid is FDA-approved for submental fat reduction, not lipoatrophy.



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