What is ELLANSE?
ELLANSE is a non-hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. It contains Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) microspheres suspended in a gel-carrier made up of Carboxymethycellulose (CMC). When injected into the skin, ELLANSE like most fillers results in immediate lifting and facial sculpting effects. At the same time, the PCL microspheres stimulates the formation of new collagen. Its effects peak at approximately 12 weeks post injection.
How long does an ELLANSE filler last?
It is a bio-stimulating dermal filler which stimulates the formation of new collagen. Thus, its effects typically last between 2 to 4 years.
Which areas of the face can ELLANSE be used to treat?
- Temples, brows
- Nasolabial folds
- Lower face, marrionette lines
- Chin, jawline
Am I suitable for treatment with ELLANSE?
Most patients are suitable for treatment with ELLANSE, however this will have to be ascertained after a consultation with Dr Ngiam, who will advise you further in detail.
What can I expect during the treatment and how long does it take?
Firstly, your face will be cleansed thoroughly. This will be followed by application of a numbing cream for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Depending on which site of the face is being treated, Dr Ngiam may choose to use either a blunt cannula or needle to administer the ELLANSE injections.
How soon can I return to normal activities?
There is minimal downtime – you can actually resume your usual lifestyle as soon as your treatment is over.
Are there any side effects?
Fillers used nowadays are generally safe and seldom produce severe side effects. The most common side effects are injection-related, such as redness, pain, itching, swelling or bruising. These post-treatment reactions are usually mild and disappear after a few days.
When can I start to see results and how long do they last?
The aesthetic results are almost immediate, and you will notice the difference right away.