Ellansé is a non-hyaluronic acid filler. It is injected into the skin to lift, sculpt and restore lost volume associated with skin aging. Its principle component is Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) microspheres – a bio-resorbable soft medical polymer. The PCL is suspended in a gel carrier made of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC).
When injected into the skin, Ellansé reverses skin aging with a 2-step process:
The CMC gel gives immediate lifting and sculpting results. However, the gel only lasts for about 12 weeks.
At the same time, the PCL microspheres begin to stimulate your skin to produce collagen. The collagen stimulation peaks at 12 weeks to give the final result.
Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which lifts because of its properties as a gel, Ellanse works by stimulating your body to produce collagen. The results last 2 – 4years.
Why Does Ellansé Last Much Longer Than Other Dermal Fillers?
Ellansé is made of microspheres that degrade differently from other fillers. When Ellansé 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.