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Dr. Vanessa T. Barrow, DPM  | Podiatric Medicine & Surgery



What is Polylactic Acid?

Dermal fillers are non-toxic substances that are injected just underneath the skin. While they are commonly used to enhance natural beauty and reduce signs of aging, they are also tools that can be used to treat unconventional aspects of the aging process or areas of pain. Polylactic Acid is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can plump the area where it is injected, and at our practice, we proudly use this to fight against the pain caused by worn down foot padding!

A Volumizing Filler

Polylactic Acid is a volumizing filler. This filler is injected deep into your skin to reinforce the structure of your skin. The purpose of this treatment is to encourage the production of new collagen. Collagen helps provide your skin with structure and cushion.

Because of its flexibility and because of its ability to make dramatic changes in the way a person looks, Polylactic Acid is one of the most popular dermal fillers on the market today. When it is used appropriately, Polylactic Acid can lift and raise your areas of concern. As it encourages your facial skin to create more collagen, the lifting effect lasts a long time.

Benefits of Polylactic Acid Injections 

Because of its formulation and its ability to interact with your collagen, polylactic acid is a tool that can produce unbelievably natural results. In about six months, your body will start to absorb the product. However, the results created by using this dermal filler are not permanent, and a regular series of treatments may be necessary to achieve and maintain the best results.

Polylactic acid does not produce immediate results. The results are shown after multiple injections. It takes a couple of weeks before you see the effects of the collagen working and producing the cushioned results. However, once the targeted areas show improvement, the improvement lasts for a very long time.

Polylactic acid is effective and safe. It works on people regardless of their skin color and regardless of their age. This treatment gives a level of volumizing that other treatments cannot provide.

Polylactic Acid is a fast treatment. The results are seen after the first few treatments. You are left looking healthier, happier, younger, and revitalized. Start your journey and schedule a consultation with Sole Aesthetic in Bellaire, TX! Contact us today!