Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Derma Veil) Injection

What is PLLA Injection?

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) is applied by subdermal injection. It could effectively diminish skin deficiencies caused by the ageing process. PLLA works by stimulates new collagen production giving the skin a rejuvenated appearance. Derma Veil is magnificent in filling depressed areas, diminishes wrinkles, creases and mild scars, restoring the flexibility and hydration of the skin.

How does it work?

Derma Veil is an injectable dermal collagen stimulator that combines glycolic acid and poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-L-lactic acid can stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen, thus increasing facial volume and enhance facial skin firmness. On the other hand, glycolic acid can assists with boosting collagen production, maintain facial skin moisture, and effectively exfoliate the outermost layer of dead cells, results in a brighter and fresher skin.

Together, poly-L-lactic acid and glycolic acid act in concert to:

  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Firm up the skin
  • Smoothen the skin
  • Brighten up the skin
  • Hydrate the outer layers of the skin.

Is it safe?

Derma Veil was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use in the aesthetic as a dermal filler. Thousands of patients have been treated in Latin America and the Far East. Patient satisfaction is high due to the device’s effectiveness and long-lasting results. Derma Veil was also approved by the Mexican Ministry of Health (SSA) in 2003 and has been commercially available since July 2006.

Are there any side effects?

Some injection-related side-effects can occur including redness, tenderness, swelling and bruising and none of these is ever very serious, and they will resolve in a matter of days.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes only around 45-60 minutes.

How long do the results last?

The effect of Derma Veil injection can last up to 2 – 2 ½ years.