We pride ourselves to be the very first clinic to introduce the revolutionary aesthetic product Lanluma, the ultimate collagen stimulation product for facial volumization and buttock enhancement by Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi into the UK, in 2021.
Lanluma is a poly-L-lactic acid natural product which is able to increase volume in depressed areas, correct skin depressions, smooth out and soften deep lines and wrinkles. The unique Lanluma treatment also creates facial volumisation, fill hip dips, buttock enhancement, breast lift, enlarge and enhance calves with natural looking results lasting up to 2-5 years.
Lanluma treatment works in a total different way to traditional dermal fillers, as it is a distinctive collagen treatment, which reduces lines, wrinkles and folds in a gradual and subtle way. By helping to replenish the body’s own facial collagen and restore lost volume, it can give a fuller face, breasts, hips, buttocks with gradual natural looking results.
Lanluma is essentially a subtle approach to achieving a younger looking appearance of the face and any part of the body including breasts, hips, buttocks and calves. Many celebrities who have denied having surgery are likely to have used the treatment, in order to achieve a youthful, natural look.
There are two Lanluma products, Lanluma”v” which can be used for the hands and face and Lanluma “X” for larger areas of the body such as buttocks, hips and calves.
The primary component of Lanluma is lactic acid, which has been safely and successfully used in aesthetic medicine for over 30 years. Examples of which, range from acting as a medium for medication to being used in bone plates and screws in surgery.
Lanluma is considered to be the best and most effective treatment for facial atrophy, loss of soft tissue and fat in any part of the body and to restore fat which has been lost due to extrinsic and intrinsic ageing, in a safe way.
It can also be used to treat scares, however, Lanluma is generally used to treat lines, sagging jaws, and wrinkles on hands, wrinkles of décolletage and hollow cheeks/temples. It acts to volumize certain areas through the stimulation of deep tissue. It should not be injected intradermal.
More advanced areas include infraorbital regions and lateral brow. Creative uses have been reported in the treatment of acne, deep acne scarring and varicella scars, chest wall, prominent facial asymmetry and the dorsum of the hands.
Lanluma differs from other dermal fillers due to its nature of stimulating collagen. Other dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid simply replace the loss of volume, while Lanluma encourages the body to naturally replace the collagen which has been lost due to age or trauma.
The product is distinctively unique to other treatments because it progressively and subtly corrects these facial wrinkles, creating a more refined, and youthful looking appearance. It can also be used for buttock enhancement, and breast lifts, as well as treating scars, facial asymmetry and aging hands. Nevertheless, it requires a special understanding of how it works, where it can be used, and how it should be injected.
Lanluma works within the deep dermis, reinforcing the structure of the skin. The aesthetic treatment helps to replace lost collagen, thus creating a foundation that gradually restores the look of fullness of shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds that have been depleted over time.
Cellulite and dimpling of skin can also be treated by Lanluma, as the product helps to correct indentations of skin anywhere on the body through encouraging collagen regeneration.
The nature of Lanluma treatment means that results vary between patients and last for varying lengths of time. Patients can expect results to last from between 2-5 years.
A recent research showed that 41% of people considering cosmetic treatments stated that their top concern was having an unnatural appearance.
Lanluma is a treatment option for both men and women of various ages, who wish to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, deep wrinkles, deep folds around the mouth and nose, facial and body asymmetry, facial scars, deep acne scars and loose skin.
Lanluma is a poly-L-lactic acid which is a natural product suitable for increasing the volume of depressed areas, particularly to correct skin depressions in the face and all parts of the body, including breast, buttocks, hips and calves.
It is against this backdrop that a new bio-stimulating dermal filler for the face and for the body has been 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 buttocks. 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 suitable to treat scars, create facial volumization and enhance facial and body contours. It is a highly advanced cosmetic treatment for collagen stimulation. The continuous evolution of aesthetic medicine has led to the development of this discreet and minimally invasive treatment, enabling patients to achieve a younger and fresher looking appearance without the requirement of surgery.
In the 20s: Collagen production slows down and then becomes dormant.
This is an ideal time to start Lanluma to keep the collagen reserves active and for skin tightening.
In the 30s/ 40s: Lanluma is ideal for long lasting lines and wrinkle correction
It enhances cheek volume and stimulates collagen in a natural way.
In the 50s and onwards: Lanluma is ideal to restore facial contours and volume and correct facial laxity and improve the jaw line and other areas.
Patients can achieve a face lifting effect with no need to have a major face-lifting surgery and the results of the Lanluma treatment could last up to 2-5 years.
Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: “The demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatments continues to be overwhelming”. According to the latest survey, more than one third of UK people, both men and women, have felt some concerns about their body image in the last few years. Also, the body contouring treatments were the second most popular treatments, with a 480% year-on year growth over the last few years. There is a significant growing demands towards non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic and laser treatments, which has increased by 12% compared with a decrease in cosmetic surgical procedures by 6.6%.
Lanluma is the newest product, which is considered to be the most effective collagen stimulating injectable that smoothes, reshapes and sculpts the face and body with long lasting natural results.
How does Lanluma work?
Over time, our skin gradually loses its full, defined, youthful appearance and becomes thinner, whilst beginning to wrinkle.
Fat tissue, which helps to fill out our faces, is lost, causing skin to sag and wrinkle further. For some people, the loss of fat tissue and the reduction in skin volume can make their face look thin and narrow and due to this look tired and appear older than they actually are.
The main ingredient of Lanluma is Poly lactic Acid (PLLA) which has been used in medicine for more than 30 years and has a very long standing safety record. The process of Lanluma formulation will induce collagen and fibroblast production by stimulating the body’s natural inflammatory response.
The bio-stimulation will helps restoring the skin’s deep part structure. The Lanluma will get absorbed and then over time the new naturally reshaped appearance will emerge to give gradual and long lasting natural looking results
Lanluma stimulates the body’s own collagen production, thus eliminating lines and deep wrinkles, creating a youthful appearance with natural-looking results.
Lanluma is a biocompatible, resorbable injectable product composed of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It can be categorised as a stimulatory product which creates its effect through encouraging neo-collagenesis when injected. It is a synthetic polymer from the a-hydroxyl-acid family that is similar to absorbable suture material.
Lanluma works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi himself at our clinic.
On average, two- four injection sessions are needed over a period of 2-8 weeks gap between each session. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from patient to another.
Lanluma treats most areas of the face that may have deeper lines, wrinkles and folds or loss of soft tissue, fat and hollow areas. The results can show immediately, however, it will take approximately 2 – 4 weeks to start to see the significant improvement (however, this may differ between patients as for some it may take longer, or require more treatments).
Unlike surgical options, Lanluma can provide gradual, natural-looking results through pain free treatment. Patients can achieve a full-face lifting effect which typically lasts up to 2 – 5 years.
Because of the volume of the water in the suspension, patients will leave the office looking filled; however, they should be aware that the improvement they see immediately will be gone in 2 to 4 days and they will then await the collagen growth that can be seen starting at 2 to 4 weeks. Patients should also be aware of preparing for the possibility of bruising, and avoid using any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications before having the injection.
The planning of Lanluma treatment should be over a time period of 2-4 weeks. Usually, each patient requires 2-3 treatments, conducted in 2-4 week intervals.
Final results can be observed between 6 – 10 months following treatment. Younger patients, who are in their 20’s, trend to report visible results at 3 – 4 months, following their first treatment.
The inevitable process of ageing results in skin becoming loose, losing volume and losing its firmness. Due to loss of collagen, our skin becomes thinner and wrinkles begin to develop. Those who have lost weight also tend to demonstrate the same loss of facial volume. Weight is usually lost initially in the face, creating a tired and gaunt appearance.
Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi conducts the Lanluma treatment himself, in these conditions at our clinic. The number of sessions required and the number of injections per course of treatment depends on the individual patient. Lanluma results should be apparent from approximately 2 – 4 weeks, however, this is difficult to predict as every patient differs.
Patients are thus individually evaluated at the beginning of their treatment. Often, more than one treatment session is required. Patients who demonstrate severe facial volume-loss typically require 4-5 treatment sessions.
Lanluma also differs from surgical procedures as the delivered results are gradual, and thus a more natural-looking result can be achieved. Moreover, a less-invasive and less-traumatic procedure can be offered to patients. A full-face lifting effect is possible to be achieved after several sessions, which can last between 2–5 years.
Acne scars and scars produced as a result of facial trauma can also be treated by Lanluma. Additionally, dorsum of hands and facial contours can be enhanced to appear more youthful.
The key component of Lanluma is the Poly-L-lactic acid micro-particles. This natural product is then mixed with 4 ml 1% Lidocaine and 10 ml of sterile water 2-4 hours prior to treatment.
Skin testing is not required before hand as the product is biocompatible.
The procedure itself takes around 20-30 minutes to perform. Patients tend to describe the process as “slightly uncomfortable” rather than painful, however, we use a special anaesthetic cream to ensure that any discomfort is minimised.
The Lanluma product is injected beneath into the adipose tissue of the face, into the skin’s dermis.
Following a patient’s first treatment, the desired results may be achieved immediately. Patients often experience minor oedema at the site of injection, but this is temporary. The Lanluma procedure mechanism stimulates a foreign-body reaction and stimulates the production of collagen. This process is characterized by an increased number of mast cells, macrophages and lymphocytes.
The tissue which is formed as a result is natural-looking, and the facial and body contours appear natural, and not fake-looking. Cheek bones also appear more defined as a result of the treatment, and cheeks appear rounder and more youthful in appearance.
Patients who typically receive two sessions of injections 2-4 week intervals, demonstrate signs of breaking down the Lanluma at around 6 – 9 months following injection. At around 9 -12 months following treatment, the product tends to have reabsorbed. Clinical studies have frequently demonstrated that the effects last for at least 2 – 5 years following treatment.
The oedema created through injection, as previously mentioned, usually resolves after several hours to a few days. This results in the “reappearance” of original contour deficiencies. Lanluma works by gradually correcting the sunken lines of the skin.
Depending on the treated area and the desired results of the treatment, usually a course of 2-4 sessions are required to be preformed 3-4 weeks apart. It is important for the patients to massage the treated areas post treatment, twice a day for 5 days.
The science behind Lanluma lies in more than 30 years of use in human medical applications. Theses applications may include resorbable medical screws and absorbable surgical sutures, dental implants, medical pins, medical plates, dental implants and as vectors for sustained release of bio-active compounds. From absorbable sutures to resorbable screws, it has proven to be biocompatible, well tolerated, and highly effective and safe to use.
Lanluma is officially approved by MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the USA and for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss and is used for treating facial lines and wrinkles, making it a safe and reliable product to use.
As Lanluma is a natural product which is bio-compatible and thus resolvable, it is readily tolerated by the human body and is safe to be injected. Poly-L-lactic acid, from the hydroxyl-acid family, is the main component of Lanluma and is a resorbable suture material. The treatment is an effective method for long-term correction of facial volume depreciation, by creating natural results.
‘Safety-investigator’ has initiated clinical studies of Lanluma in human patients, and has indicated that the product is well tolerated by patients, without any adverse side effects.
Lanluma is therefore incredibly safe to use as long as it is used by a qualified, skilled plastic surgeon or cosmetic doctor. Over the last year, Lanluma treatment technique has been modified and refined to produce the very best results whilst minimizing any side effects.
Occasionally, but very rarely, subcutaneous tiny lumps may form. These are not visible to the eye and are only detectable through touch. They typically form at the site of injection.
This side effect is generally due to Lanluma being injected too superficially, causing a lump of product or collagen to form. Nevertheless, a vigorous massage often prevents this side effect from occurring, and patients are fully-instructed on how to carry out post-operative care once they leave the clinic.
It is fundamental to understand how the treatment works and where the product can be injected.
Neo-collagenases is stimulated through the injection of Lanluma into areas of treatment. Poly-L-lactic acid belongs to a family of stimulatory components and is entirely bio-compatible.
Lanluma can be injected into the face safely, with the exception of the forehead and adjacent to the upper lip. Areas most commonly injected include the infra malar region, chin, jowls and marionette lines, cheeks, temples, chin, pre-jowl sulcus, and marionette lines. Under eyes and lateral brows are deemed to be more difficult areas of injection and those areas should be avoided.
It can also be safely used for body enhancement and volumization, as well as breast lifting, treating the décolleté, hip enlargement, and buttock enhancement.
Lanluma results studies have indicated improvement in appearance for 3 – 5 years. Typically, 2 – 4 sessions are required. It is usual for treatments to be carried out 2 – 4 weeks apart. The treatment has no downtime.
Immediate rare side effects could include some minimum redness, some tenderness, slight bruising and swelling. All of these immediate side effects could last for few days.
A delayed rare side effect could include the formation of tiny bumps under the skin in the treated area. In the majority of cases, these bumps are not visible and can be felt only when patient press hard on those areas. This rare side effect can developed when the Lanluma product have been injected superficially in the dermis causing a lump of the product or collagen to form, nevertheless, a strong massage immediately after the treatment will prevents these lumps of formation.
It’s essential that patients understand the scientific mechanism of Lanluma prior to treatment. Stimulatory products such as Lanluma must be administered in sessions and gradually introduced to the body. Lanluma is conducted in 2- 4 sessions covering a 2-3-month period. Optimum results can be seen after 4–6 months.
The best Lanluma treatment can be provided by an experienced plastic surgeon or cosmetic consultant with a significant expertise in body contouring treatments.
Patients who desire immediate improvement may require additional augmentation through the injection of hyaluronic acid, to tide them over for the meantime.
The volume of water used to suspend the Lanluma product is relatively great, therefore patients can leave the clinic feeling facial volume has increased.
Patients should understand that this immediate improvement will subside within 2 – 4 days and that patients must then wait for collagen stimulation to commence from between week 2 – 4.
Patients must also appreciate that as the product is injected, bruising may occur. If this is the case, bruising will typically last for 2-4 days. Patients should avoid taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications during this period.
Once a patient is happy with the facial volumisation achieved, results can be expected to last up to 2-5 years, according to Mr Ayoubi. To maintain this desired effect, touch-up procedures might be advised for certain individuals. Non-smoking patients have longer lasting results, as smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin and dehydrates the skin throughout the collagen stimulation process.
Injection-related issues such as minor redness and discomfort can be expected immediately after treatment. Some swelling and bruising may also occur but will be temporary and last only for a few days.
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal daily activities immediately following the Lanluma treatment.
Lanluma Vs Dermal Fillers
Lanluma differs from other traditional dermal fillers as it replenishes collagen within the skin. Lanluma stimulates this process gradually, creating long-lasting results which appear entirely natural. Renewal of one’s own facial collagen to restore facial volume, smooth wrinkles and define contours enables results to last between 2 – 3 years.
The process of collagen stimulation occurs over several months to restore lost facial volume, whereas traditional filler merely offers immediate results. This restored volume created is therefore a patient’s own body’s response to the product. Results appear natural and feel smooth and plump to the touch.
Lanluma does not fill the space and merely form immediate results like traditional fillers, but causes collagen stimulation and growth of fibrous tissue, whilst gradually restoring volume.
Traditional dermal fillers tend to require revision every 6 months, whereas Lanluma acts over a longer period of time and is thus more cost-effective and easier to maintain for a patient.
Advanced Lanluma By Dr Ayoubi
Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: “I am so excited and proud to be the very first plastic surgeon in the UK, to introduce Lanluma and offer my patients this revolutionary treatment, which can be used in both the face and the body to give a full face lifting effect, facial volumization, enhanced and enlarged natural looking buttocks with the results lasting 2-5 years”.
Mr Ayoubi has successfully treated female and male patients for acne scars and deep traumatic scars on the face and body through injecting Lanluma in sessions. Lanluma can also be injected to improve the appearance of a décolletage (wrinkly wall of chest) in addition to reversing signs of ageing on the hands.
Patients travel from all over the UK and from around the world to have Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi perform Lanluma treatment at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, which is one of the leading training centres for Lanluma treatment in the UK and Europe.
The answer to some of the most common questions patients may have.
It’s common for patients to have questions about the aesthetic treatments and at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, it is essential for us that all our patients should feel confident, knowledgeable and comfortable at every stage of their journey of their treatments at our clinic.
To help our patients finding the answers they need, here are a few of the most common questions that we find our patients frequently asked:
What is Lanluma Treatment?
Lanluma is classed a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results that can last up to 2-5 years.
Lanluma is safe and effective as it is a natural product which is totally bio-gradable. Lanluma treatment is an effective method for long-term correction of facial volume depreciation, by creating natural results.
How long does Lanluma last?
The Lanluma results usually last between 2-5 years. Patients who have 2-4 sessions of Lanluma treatments, with intervals of 3-4 week gap between sessions, demonstrate signs of breaking down the Lanluma at around 9 – 12 months post the course of treatment. Clinical studies have repeatedly indicated that the effects of Lanluma treatment could last for up to 2 – 5 years.
How does Lanluma work?
Lanluma works by stimulating patients’ own collagen and it helps to improve shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, resulting in a younger looking skin in a natural way.
Is the Lanluma a dermal filler?
No, the Lanluma is the ultimate stimulator of collagen, which works directly within the skin itself. It is made from Poly-L-lactic acid, which is a natural product produced in the muscles.
Can the Lanluma lift the face?
Yes, Lanluma is a natural product, which can deliver a full face-lifting effect without the need for surgery as it adds volume to specific areas of the face where patients lost a significant amount of collagen, fat and soft-tissue.
As Lanluma is a natural bio-stimulator, it improves the texture and restores a youthful glow to the skin.
Can the Lanluma achieve lifting of the buttock?
Yes, Lanluma can deliver a buttock-lifting effect without the need for surgery as it adds volume to specific areas of the buttock where patients lost a significant amount of collagen, fat and soft-tissue.
What are the possible side effects of Lanluma?
The side effects of Lanluma treatment are very rare, especially if the treatment is performed by an experienced facial plastic surgeon. The rare side effects include tenderness, redness, bruising and swelling.
One of the very rare side effects of Lanluma treatment is the formation of the small lumps under the skin, nevertheless, this rare side effect can be eliminated by injecting the Lanluma correctly deep into the skin and followed by a delicate but firm massaging of the treated areas immediately after the injection and patients should continue massaging the treated areas of the face twice a day for 5 days.
What is Lanluma buttock enhancement?
Lanluma Buttock enhancement is a very popular treatment, which was developed by Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi who has performed hundreds of this treatment at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic.
It’s ideal for patients who have a desire to achieve more defined natural-looking buttocks. The treatment is non-invasive and painless with a result lasting up to 2-5 years.