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What is poly-L-lactic acid?

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Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) is an injectable wrinkle filler used to replace lost facial fat. This synthetic polymer has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches and bone screws. It stimulates the body’s own collagen for better skin texture and a longer lasting result.

From: Wrinkle Fillers WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Soft Tissue Fillers."

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: "Do's and don'ts when considering cosmetic procedures in a spa or salon."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Injectable Fillers."

MedlinePlus: "Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery."

Wise J.B. Greco T.   , May 2006. Facial Plastic Surgery

Kelly P.E. , February 2007. Facial Plastic Surgery

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Soft Tissue Fillers."

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: "Do's and don'ts when considering cosmetic procedures in a spa or salon."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Injectable Fillers."

MedlinePlus: "Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery."

Wise J.B. Greco T.   , May 2006. Facial Plastic Surgery

Kelly P.E. , February 2007. Facial Plastic Surgery

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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