Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) Injections

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What is Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)?

PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) is a specialized treatment for restoring collagen in scars. The PLLA is directly injected into the affected areas of the skin. PLLA injections stimulate the production of collagen, promoting skin rejuvenation and the gradual improvement of scar appearance.

PLLA originally gained FDA approval to address facial fat loss in conditions like HIV-related lipoatrophy. However, it was soon recognized for its collagen-stimulating properties, leading to its adoption as an anti-aging treatment. PLLA injections have since become a popular choice among dermatologists for skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, marking a significant development in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It works particularly well for acne scars due to the collagen loss created by scarring processes.

PLLA & Other Treatments

Can PLLA injections be used in conjunction with other treatments?

Yes, PLLA injections can be used in combination with other dermatological procedures, such as CROSS or subcision. Combining PLLA injections with other treatments enhances the overall results and provides a more comprehensive approach to scar improvement. 

Many of the PLLA injection techniques at the Scar Healing Institute utilize subcision at the same time. This ensures that the scar tethers are broken and that the PLLA can be injected into the base of the scar, building maximum collagen.

is PLLA a Filler?

No, PLLA is not considered a traditional filler. Instead, it is categorized as a biostimulator. Unlike traditional fillers that provide immediate volume by physically filling in the treated area, PLLA works differently. It encourages the body to naturally generate collagen fibers in response to the presence of the PLLA material. This collagen production gradually improves skin texture and volume.

Furthermore, PLLA is eventually broken down by the body, leaving behind the newly formed collagen. This unique mechanism makes PLLA an effective treatment for addressing certain types of facial wrinkles, skin laxity, and acne scars

What is the healing process from PLLA?

The full healing process typically spans 5-7 days. Below is a relative timeline for our PLLA procedures. Please note that this may vary between healthcare providers, so please follow the instructions your physician provides. 

Some Final Thoughts on Juvederm Fillers

As we reach the end of our exploration, it’s clear that Juvederm stands as a powerful ally in the fight against acne and traumatic scars. Its ability to fill depressions and stimulate collagen production, coupled with its lasting results and integration with other treatments, positions it as a leading solution in cosmetic dermatology. The journey towards smoother, revitalized skin is one filled with hope and possibility, thanks to the advancements represented by Juvederm.

Carrying forward the knowledge of Juvederm’s effectiveness and the natural prowess of hyaluronic acid, you’re now equipped to make informed decisions about your skin’s health. May this newfound understanding inspire you to embrace the potential for transformation and step confidently into a future where your skin reflects your inner radiance.

Can I learn more about fillers?

To learn more about fillers as an option for acne scarring, schedule a consultation with the Scar Healing Institute today!


  1. What types of scars will benefit from PLLA injection treatment?

PLLA is demonstrated to be beneficial for all types of atrophic scars, including boxcar, rolling, and icepick scars. However, the suitability of PLLA injections and the necessary technique for your specific scar type will be determined during a consultation with us.

Skin Acne Treatments & Procedures

While our proprietary phase system is highly customizable and flexible for patients, we recognize that patients may benefit from other procedures as well. Explore these treatment options below and see if they may be right for you!

Follow-Up Treatments

For those who seek to boost their confidence by revising their scars, our team of top-rated terms in California, USA are ready to help you reach this goal.

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Our goal, however, goes beyond just treating your skin. We are committed to learning your story and helping you move on to the next chapter in your life.

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Finding a team that understands your skin, and your body is key.

Finding a team that understands your skin, and your body is key.

With our guidance, medical expertise, and compassion, our goal is to help you reclaim the skin and confidence you deserve.