Polylactic acid (APL)
Polylactic acid (APL) is a synthetic product known for more than 25 years in the medical sector, with various therapeutic applications such as materials for suturing, materials intended for osteosynthesis or ligament repair or in craniofacial reconstruction and orbital surgery and is known to be highly biocompatible and biodegradable.
Polylactic acid is successfully used to correct imperfections and imperfections of the face, such as:
Small natural furrows / folds of the skin;
Falling cheekbones, not very pronounced and not very evident;
Chin "weak" and not very harmonious;
The micro-particles of polylactic acid, appropriately diluted in sterile water, are injected very slowly into the sub-dermal layer through syringes equipped with very fine needles.
The presence of polylactic acid in the dermis gradually (but progressively) stimulates the synthesis of collagen: by doing so, it is possible to appreciate - even if only after 4/6 weeks a considerable increase in volume of the atrophic areas of the face.
Numerous studies of toxicology and biocompatibility in vitro and in vivo on different animal species, as well as in vivo studies in humans have demonstrated the safety of the APL, which is therefore defined as an immunologically inactive substance; the Food and Drug Administration also recognized the APL as "generally safe".
In specialized medical literature, there are no known cases of allergic reaction to APL.
If you want to learn more about treatments with Polylactic acid (APL), come to visit us at the Estemed Clinic of Dr. Paola Rosalba Russo in Str. Saliceto Panaro, 123, 41122 Modena, or request an appointment.