Poly-L-Lactic Acid Toronto
Collagen-stimulating Poly-L-Lactic Acid Injectable
As we age, collagen production in the skin decreases, contributing to the appearance of facial wrinkles and folds. In fact, by the time you're 45 years old, you may have lost 25% of your collagen! Poly-L-Lactic Acid kickstarts the regenerative power of your skin. It stimulates your body to replace lost collagen, gradually restoring a youthful fullness to your face that always looks natural and can last up to two years. Poly-L-Lactic Acid can be also be used to decrease skin laxity and wrinkles on the neck, chest, abdomen, arms, and legs.
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What is Poly-L-Lactic Acid?
Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) is a biocompatible substance that stimulates collagen production. Poly-L-lactic acid is biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body) and has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
As with all cosmetic injectable treatments at Compass Dermatology, only our experienced board-certified dermatologists perform Poly-L-Lactic Acid treatments.
Our board-certified dermatologists are top Poly-L-Lactic Acid injectors in Toronto. Poly-L-Lactic Acid is not a traditional facial filler, your results develop gradually following the treatment as your own collagen production increases. Our dermatologists inject in many different areas of the face for an enhanced appearance that respects your natural features.
Who is Poly-L-Lactic Acid For?
It’s important that Poly-L-Lactic Acid be used only where and when appropriate.
In general, Poly-L-Lactic Acid may be suitable for you if:
- You want to naturally enhance your appearance by improving your skin quality and replacing lost volume.
- You desire long-lasting results.
- You are willing to wait weeks to months for results.
How Does Poly-L-Lactic Acid Work?
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is biocompatible and biodegradable.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid is deposited below the surface of the skin where it stimulates collagen production and gradually increases the thickness of the skin.
Visible results appear within 6 to 12 weeks.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid is one of the longest lasting injectables for facial rejuvenation. It has an FDA approval of two years, but likely lasts up to 3 years due to the new collagen that has formed. However, the face will continue to age and collagen will continue to break down.
Most people have a series of 3 treatments to achieve optimal results, with maintenance treatments every one to two years.
Treatment results will differ for each person. In a clinical study, results lasted for up to 2 years after the first treatment session in most patients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.
Our Comprehensive Approach to Poly-L-Lactic Acid
With advanced injection techniques, Poly-L-Lactic Acid can lift and reshape the face, create volume and improve the tone and texture of the skin. This makes it a versatile product for full facial rejuvenation. Since Poly-L-Lactic Acid requires special preparation and a very advanced injection technique, the best Poly-L-Lactic Acid doctors are those who have extensive experience injecting the product.
Our board-certified dermatologists are world renowned for their expertise in performing this treatment and have become recognized as Poly-L-Lactic Acid experts!
One of our dermatologists will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment. Here is a list of what to expect:
- Makeup should be removed prior to treatment.
- The area where the injections will be administered will be cleaned.
- As with all injections, you will feel some discomfort during the treatment. Poly-L-Lactic Acid is mixed with a small amount of local anesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable.
- Poly-L-Lactic Acid will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle or microcannula. Multiple injections will be needed.
Once the injections are completed, an ice pack will be applied to the treated area to help reduce swelling. The area will be thoroughly massaged to distribute the product evenly.
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities following treatment.
Immediately following a treatment session with Poly-L-Lactic Acid, there may be redness, swelling, pain, and/or bruising of the treatment area. These signs usually resolve in a few hours to a few days.
Our staff will give you specific post-treatment care instructions. You should massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times per day for 5 days following your treatment. Within the first 24 hours after treatment, an ice pack may be applied for 10 to 15 minutes at a time to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Wrap the ice pack in a damp cloth and avoid putting ice directly on your skin.
One of the things our patients love most about Poly-L-Lactic Acid is the added benefit of improved skin quality. Following Poly-L-Lactic Acid, your skin will feel firmer, smoother, and appear more radiant!
Poly-L-Lactic Acid FAQ
Poly-L-Lactic Acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid is used to improve wrinkles, folds, and skin laxity almost anywhere on the body.
Studies show that Poly-L-Lactic Acid results can last up to two years or longer. Additional treatments can be administered to maintain and improve results.
Your dermatologist will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of Poly-L-Lactic Acid you will need at each session. On average, our patients receive 3 treatments four to six weeks apart. Two vials are typically injected per treatment.
Good candidates for Poly-L-Lactic Acid include men and women of any skin type, who have realistic expectations of treatment results, and desire long-lasting natural results.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid can improve the texture of the skin in the treated area. This is because it boosts collagen production, which directly impacts the thickness and texture of the skin.
While Poly-L-Lactic Acid results can last 2 years or longer, it does not yield permanent results.
Visible results appear within 6 to 12 weeks.
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