Poly-L-Lactic Acid Basic Injection Techniques

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Poly-L-Lactic Acid Basic Injection Techniques

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Basic Injection Techniques
Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald and Dr. Sabrina Fabi discuss PLLA injection techniques in this medical education program.

Available credits: 1.00

Time to complete: 50 minutes


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  • Overview

    Poly-L lactic acid (PLLA/Sculptra®Aesthetic) is the only injectable in its class.  It has unique characteristics that need to be clearly understood and integrated into injection techniques before injectors reach optimal results and avoid adverse events.  PLLA is approved by the FDA for a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection techniques is appropriate. However, it is clear from discussions with expert injectors (and peer-reviewed literature) that PLLA is being utilized in a number of areas outside of the approved use.  As a result, training is needed throughout the cosmetic injection community to emphasize safe and appropriate injection techniques that will lower adverse effects and improve patient outcomes.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Sabrina Fabi, MD, FAAD, FAACS has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:  Served as an advisor or consultant for: Valeant, Galderma, Allergan, MerzServed as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Galderma, Allergan, Merz

    Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD, FAAD, ASDS has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:  Served as an advisor or consultant for: Allergan, Galderma, Merz

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Neither Omnia Education nor TOPEC recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Omnia Education or TOPEC. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Jennifer Spear Smith, PhD has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Describe the uniqueness of PLLA compared with other dermal fillers
    • Recite adverse events for filler injections and establish a clinic-wide plan to handle adverse events
    • Decide on the best PLLA reconstitution methods for your clinic
    • Identify the best PLLA candidates for the injection sites demonstrated
    • Integrate into practice using PLLA into the most common areas of the face
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and aesthetic health care professionals including nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, OB/GYNs, and dentists throughout the U.S who have experience injecting fillers and Poly-L-Lactic Acid

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Omnia Education has a core focus on women's health and the ways in which diseases and conditions impact the female patient. That unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment for healthcare professionals nationwide. We impact thousands of clinicians annually, many of whom return each year for clinical updates and connectivity with regional peers.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Galderma USA.

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