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Dermal Fillers: Polylactic Acid

Here’s how it works

One of the unique synthetic dermal fillers is polylactic acid, which stimulates your own body to produce collagen. What is most unique about this dermal filler is that the results are revealed gradually, usually over a period of several months.

It’s been used for more than 40 years as a suture material, and has been shown to produce excellent results in the lower half of the face, filling in laugh lines, adding fullness to lips and smoothing out nasolabial folds. It could take up to six weeks to see the effect of each injection. Polylactic acid is considered a semi-permanent dermal filler, and may require future touch ups.

Currently, the only FDA approved brand is Sculptra Aesthetic.

Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of injections required.


The costs involved in this procedure include facility fees, medical tests, cost of the PMMA filer, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or any additional treatment that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.

Meeting with Dr. Jimerson
Prior to having PMMA injections you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.

He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the injections.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

Questions to ask Dr. Jimerson
During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your surgery.

Here are some questions to consider:

– What procedure is recommended?

– How long will the recovery period be for my procedure?

– What risks are associated with my procedure?

– What type of complications can happen?

– When will I be able to see the results of my procedure?

– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?

Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your procedure.

Why use Dr. Jimerson and the Advanced Plastic Surgery Solutions team?
Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.

The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.

Schedule your appointment

The best way to determine if PMMA injections are right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment click here