Ellanse is a unique and innovative dermal filler that uses polycaprolactone (PCL) as its principal component. The soft, biodegradable medical polymer is suspended in a carrier gel made of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Ellanse fillers are injected into the skin to reverse skin aging by lifting, sculpting, and restoring lost volume in the face. Compared to hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that fill in lines and wrinkles, PCL fillers aim to correct volume deficiency, while treating the underlying causes of skin aging.
Patients with different skin imperfections, such as wrinkles and folds, sunken cheeks, deep creases around the mouth and nose, and facial scars, will benefit from Ellanse cosmetic fillers. It is also the product of choice for those who want to contour and sculpt their noses.
Ellanse fillers last longer than its counterparts, thus patients, who have tried other dermal fillers and are unsatisfied with the short-term results, are good candidates for this treatment. Many individuals are concerned of marionette lines that give them a “down turned mouth” look, hollow cheeks, or wide jaws, so you can recommend this treatment as an alternative to permanent implants and hyaluronic acid-based fillers.
Ellansé is a versatile cosmetic filler that is firm enough to sculpt areas such as the chin and nose, yet it is also able to be molded to give natural looking volume to the cheeks and forehead. Most areas indicated for hyaluronic acid fillers can also be treated with Ellanse.
How Does Ellanse Work?
Ellanse works by addressing one of the primary causes of skin aging, which is collagen depletion. Our bodies normally produce collagen at a slower pace as we grow older. Hormonal imbalances, environmental pollutants, stress, UV exposure, cigarette smoking, and various other factors can also contribute to premature aging. This innovative filler works in two ways:
PCL fillers only work with collagen precursors and do not introduce new biological agents from other sources. As a result, patients can experience the benefits of dermal fillers for an extended time, without the risk of migration and delayed hypersensitivity. Biostimulatory dermal fillers like Ellanse have shown to be more superior in efficacy than.
Various research studies support the safety and efficacy of Polycaprolactone-based dermal filler for forehead contouring and treating nasolabial folds. It can be injected straight away, without the need for a skin or allergy test.
Each Ellanse pack comes with prefilled, ready-to-use syringes. A topical or local anesthesia can be used to relieve the patient’s discomfort. Depending on the area and extent of treatment, the procedure lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
How Long Does Ellansé Last?
Normal fillers can only last between 4 to 9 months. The restored, youthful-looking skin created by Ellanse is expected to last up to 4 years, making it a more cost effective treatment than other dermal fillers in the market.
This must be discussed with your patients before proceeding with the treatment.
Precautions and contraindications:
Treated patients must avoid hot baths and doing strenuous activities for up to 24 hours after the treatment. Prolonged sun exposure and use of sunbeds must also be avoided for a week. Side effects are limited to slight swelling, redness, and bruising, which tend to resolve within a couple of days. Applying an ice pack before and after treatment can minimize swelling and bruising.
Cost of Ellanse
The cost of Ellanse treatment depends on the number of injections needed to achieve the desired result. It is usually under $1,000, but the cost will be determined by you.