Ellanse is non-hyaluronic acid filler that stimulates collagen production. The procedure begins with the injection of the Ellanse into the appropriate areas of the skin. The main component is Polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres which is a bioresorbable soft medical polymer. This is suspended in a gel carrier made of Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). The CMC gel gives immediate lifting and sculpting results. The PCL microspheres stimulate the skin to produce collagen which peaks at twelve weeks to give the final result.

Ideal candidates show early signs of aging, deep creases and folds in areas of the face like the mouth, nose and eye area. Patients whose facial skin is inflamed, infected, has sores, a rash, cysts, hives or acne are not good candidates. Also, patients with allergies that can impair the treatment are not good candidates.

The cost depends on a variety of factors including any necessary medical tests, the surgeon’s level of expertise, the geographic location of the procedure and fees charged by the doctor or the facility.  In general, the cost ranges from $450-$1100.

The procedure results in a smoother face with little or no wrinkling. There is little downtime after the injections. There can be some swelling, bruising and redness for about a week. The results last within the range of one year to four years but that can vary depending on the patient’s age, skin condition and lifestyle.



submitted on   Thu Jul, 09, 2015 by Alexander Ovchinsky, MD     
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