Throughout my years of practice in medical aesthetics, I have been asked by my clients all the time about the differences between Ellanse and other dermal fillers in Singapore and which is better. I like to offer a range of fillers in my clinic as it gives me the choice to discuss the benefits of different fillers and find the best one that will genuinely suit them.

So, let’s dive a little deeper to understand more about Ellanse and what it can achieve. Hopefully, this article will give you some insight and better understanding of the differences between Ellanse and other dermal fillers.

What Is Ellanse?

Ellanse is an injectable filler which acts as a bio-stimulator of collagen with long-lasting results of up to three years. It is a natural bio-stimulator because it stimulates the creation of your own collagen.

Ellanse is not a derivative of animal, bacterial, and human. Ellanse is made of Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) which is a bio-resorbable soft medical polymer. It exerts maximal potential for modeling because of the combination of optimum viscosity, unique elasticity and uniform homogeneity. It can be used for a variety of cosmetic indications:

• Correcting wrinkles, fine lines and folds
• Plumping and volumizing deficient areas
• Contouring and sculpting the facial features

It is very suitable for deep dermal and subdermal implantation. Ellanse provides immediate results, giving rise to bio-stimulation which then induces neo-collagenesis for long-lasting results.

Its optimum viscosity and elasticity of the gel allow wrinkles and folds to undergo immediate correction after treatment. The smooth spherical microspheres make it a popular choice among doctors because it is easily controlled, predictable and safe.

Why Does Ellanse Last Much Longer Than Other Dermal Fillers?

Ellanse is made of microspheres that do not degrade as some dermal fillers do. When Ellanse is introduced into your body, it undergoes a “resorption” process whereby the molecules progressively dissolve. The microspheres retain their original volume until almost all the molecules are dissolved.

The longevity is dependent on the number of molecules composing the spheres. The more molecules there are, the longer lasting the result will be.

Why Should I Choose Ellanse Over Other Dermal Fillers I Tried Before?

Ellanse is excellent for filling malars, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheeks, chin and deficient areas. It stays where it is injected, making it a good choice for facial lifting procedure to lift the entire facial structure.

Ellanse does not degrade and change characteristics of the spheres during resorption. Some fillers contain calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) in which spheres degrade, become porous and may trigger inflammatory reactions after a few months.

Other dermal fillers such as Restylane uses hyaluronic acid can sometimes cause some temporary bruising in addition to swelling and numbness. In rare cases, there has been reports of lumps or granulomas.

Effects of most dermal fillers last from anywhere between nine and twelve months. Regular touch up is necessary to maintain results.

Ellanse, however can last for as long as three years.

Is Ellanse Safe?

PCL is a bio-resorbable soft medical material, used in several CE-marked and FDA-approved medical device application like biodegradable sutures and implants. PCL is used because of its excellent safety profile and its compatibility with our bodies.

Am I Suitable for Ellanse?

Ellanse is suitable for both men and women of all ages.

There are several factors come into play here: Experience, trained eye, client’s skin texture, commitment level, and affordability. Assessing the client’s skin texture and finding out more about their lifestyle are important before I can recommend the most suitable filler.

Ellanse is ideal for long-lasting wrinkle correction, people seeking to enhance cheek volume and stimulate collagen in a natural way. It is beneficial for those who wish to restore facial contours and volume and correcting facial laxity. Clients can expect full face lifting effects without the need for aggressive surgery, with visible results lasting up to three years.

Any Side Effects?

As with all injections, you may experience some bruising and redness. However, these should resolve quickly in a few hours to a day.

Any Clinical Trials Done?

The safety and efficacy of Ellanse dermal filler have been studied through a two-year randomized clinical study in Germany between December 2008 and December 2010. The results showed an excellent safety and efficacy profile with no adverse side effect reported.

What Else Can I Do?

Longer-lasting results can be achieved if these doctor-administered treatments are coupled with anti-aging skincare products.

Author's Bio: 

Radium Skin Pte. Ltd., a skincare start-up in Singapore, makes its debut today with a wide collection of luxury beauty products for different skin types.

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