According to a survey a third of UK adults have felt anxious because of concerns about their body image.1 Whilst body contouring treatments were the second most requested treatments over the last year, with a 450% year-on year growth.2 There is also a growing inclination towards non-invasive cosmetic treatments and filler treatments increased by 11.7% compared with a decrease in surgical procedures by 0.6%.3
It is against this backdrop that a new collagen stimulating dermal filler for the body was launched in February 2021. Lanluma has been specifically formulated to reshape and contour large areas of the body and can be used to treat the upper arms, hips, thighs, hands, décolletage and posterior. It can also be used to reduce the signs of cellulite and wrinkles. Lanluma can also be used to add volume to the face to compensate for age-related tissue and bone loss which causes lines and sagging.
Lanluma is made from Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) which has been used in medical products for over 30 years. PLLA induces collagen production and fibroblast (connective tissue cell) proliferation by stimulating the body’s inflammatory response. The skin’s own collagen production helps to restore its inner structure and shape. The injected filler is absorbed by the body, and then over time the new reshaped appearance emerges. This means the results are not instant, but when they become apparent, they look convincing and realistic.
This taps into the zeitgeist for a more natural appearance - and comes hot on the heels of the findings of research which showed that 41% of people considering cosmetic treatments stated that their top concern was having an unnatural appearance.4
Depending on the size of the area to be remedied, 2-4 treatments are performed a month apart. You are then asked to massage the area post treatment to bring about the best results. Because the new treatment stimulates new collagen production the results last for more than 2 years, which is far longer than conventional HA filler results.
Lanluma follows the lineage established by medical aesthetics company Sinclair Pharma which also boasts Ellansé, a collagen stimulating dermal filler for the face, in its treatment portfolio.
For more information about the advanced doctors who have been trained to treat with Lanluma click the link here to take you to our clinician profile pages.
1 Mental Health Foundation, 2019
2 Aesthetics Trends Research, Real Self, 2919
3 International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2018
4 AAFPRS, 2019