Poly-L-lactic acid

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7 Poly-L-lactic acid

Summary and Key Features

Gradual, subtle, and natural results with a long duration (>2 years) are achievable with poly-l-lactic acid

As experience has been gained with this product and technical issues have evolved, it has been found to be a safe and effective product with predictable and reproducible results

Attention to the simple yet critical techniques in the preparation and injection of this biostimulatory agent will minimize adverse events

Methodology is an important factor in biocompatibility. Remember that the amount of product used at one session is determined solely and completely by the amount of surface area to be treated at that session. The final volumetric correction is determined by the number of treatment sessions

Experience with facial augmentation has taught us that very empty faces or those with a very elastotic outer skin envelope may be challenging to volumize, requiring a substantial amount of product – any product – to achieve a desirable result. This should be expected in this patient population and discussed prior to any filler treatment to prevent unnecessary frustration for both the patient and the physician

Thoughtful facial analysis of changes in all structural tissues will enhance site-specific augmentation of volume loss and enhance outcomes

Patients are starting cosmetic treatments earlier than they have traditionally done. The 2010 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons statistics revealed that 44% of cosmetic patients are now ‘genXers’ (age 35–50) and 28% are ‘baby boomers’ (51–65). This younger group often needs less product and fewer treatment sessions than the older group and is very gratifying to treat