Patient Stories

Nick has a condition call facial lipoatrophy, which is a situation causing early volume loss in the face, mainly in the center part of the face or the mid-face/cheek area, as well as the temples and forehead. Because of his significant volume loss, he has always felt older, less attractive, and not as approachable to others, compared to men his age. He came to Dr. Emer for his expertise in treating men as well as his long-standing research and experience in treating “facial wasting syndrome” or “HIV-lipoatrophy” or “facial lipoatrophy,” in which a combination fillers like Radiesse, Juvederm or Restylane; collagen stimulators like Sculptra or poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA); autologous fat injections with platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells; or silicone or Silikon 1000 can be used together or separately to get improvement in volume and contour to this area over time.

There are many studies showing benefits long-term for HIV-lipoatrophy or facial lipoatrophy or mid-face/cheek volume loss as well as as acne scarring with microdroplet injections of silicone or Silikon 1000. Small droplets of silicone, sculptra or fillers can be used to build collagen over time and volumize the depleted areas and sagging areas to give aesthetic improvement permanently. See the amazing transformation Nick has and the boost in self-confidence he got from a series of treatments with microdroplet silicone or Silkon 1000 to his HIV-lipoatrophy.