Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)

Definition - What does Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) mean?

Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) is a dermal filler known under the brand names Sculptra and Sculptra Aesthetic. In 2004, Sculptra received FDA approval for the treatment of lipoatrophy, i.e. thinning of the subcutaneous fat of the face, in patients with HIV. Five years later, the FDA approved Sculptra Aesthetic for smoothing the nasolabial folds and eliminating the wrinkles of the face.

TheConsultation explains Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)

The fat, muscles, bones, and skin in the face become thinner, as we get older. This volume loss has as a result either a sunken or a sagging look of the face. Injectable PLLA aims at creating a more contoured, structured, and plumber appearance. Poly-l-lactic acid is a well-known bio-stimulatory dermal filler. In other words, it promotes the new collagen production by your own skin. After treatment, the skin gradually breaks down poly-l-lactic acid into water and carbon dioxide.

The end results of PLLA are visible after a few months, offering a natural-looking appearance.

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