Ellanse Singapore – The Dermal Filler of Choice for Long Lasting Results
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Is your age starting to catch up on you? Are wrinkles showing up all over your face? Is your skin starting to become saggy and loose? Unfortunately, it’s a sad fact of life that all of us are getting older and signs of ageing are inevitable. As we age, our skin starts to lose its firmness and quality. This is because the production of collagen, the main protein in the body responsible for keeping our skin firm, starts to slow down. As less and less collagen is available in our bodies, our skin structure becomes weaker, and thus, creating wrinkles and loose skin.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way to increase our skin’s collagen production?
Well, guess what? There is a way, and that’s through the use of certain dermal fillers. These fillers are injected into our skin and can either add volume to it (in the case of fillers made of hyaluronic acid) or, in other cases, stimulate its collagen production. They are made of different materials, with each material providing some special properties to improve the skin in its own way. Some of the most common materials used for dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and polycaprolactone (PCL). In this article, we’ll be talking about a dermal filler made of polycaprolactone – the famous Ellanse in Singapore.
What is Polycaprolactone?
Polycaprolactone is a molecule that when injected into the body experiences hydrolysis and degrades into carbon dioxide and water. When this happens, it stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, and unlike other collagen stimulators, does this for a long period of time (up to 4 years). It can also address some common signs of ageing such as rough skin and volume loss. Due to its versatility as a filler, it has become more and more popular here in Singapore.
What is Ellanse?
Essentially, Ellanse is a dermal filler that uses polycaprolactone as its main component, which is suspended in a gel made of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Unlike other fillers whose results last only for months, Ellanse has results that can last for up to 4 years! In fact, it comes in 4 different types, each with different duration for its effects. It’s not what you’d call a beginner dermal filler since it requires a long-term commitment from the patient, especially because its effects are irreversible for its specified duration.
How does Ellanse work?
Ellanse works its magic through a 2-step process. First, the filler gives an immediate lifting effect through the CMC gel. However, this effect only lasts for up to 3 months. However, by that time, the effects of the 2nd step to Ellanse’s magic starts to show up. This 2nd step is done through the PCL molecules present in the filler, which begins to stimulate your skin’s collagen production. At about 3 months into this process, the effects of the increased collagen production start to peak – just in time when the CMC effects start to fade.
Because of this 2-step process, Ellanse gives a consistent effect that starts immediately after the injection and lasts until its designated duration. This is one of the main reasons the filler has started to gain traction as an alternative to other more popular dermal filler brands.
What can Ellanse treat?
Ellanse is a surprisingly versatile filler and can be injected on many different parts of your skin, including the face, hands and neck. It can’t be used on your lips, however, so if you’re thinking of getting those Angelina Jolie lips you should get a different filler.
Here is a list of areas that Ellanse can treat:
- Eyebrow area
- Lower face
Why choose Ellanse over other fillers?
If there’s one thing where Ellanse has the advantage over all other dermal fillers in the market, it’s its longevity. Other dermal filler brands have effects that can only last up to two years. Meanwhile, Ellanse’s effects can last for twice that duration!
Ellanse is also more cost-effective due to its longevity. Although its cost may be more expensive upfront, if you consider that its effects last for a very long time then it will save you more money in the long run.
However, as I’ve said before, Ellanse is not recommended for people who are just starting to try out cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers. Patients must be completely committed to the treatment as its effects will last through the whole duration and cannot be reversed. This also means that the injections should be done by an experienced and trusted doctor, as it can cause some serious and unintended consequences.
Overall, Ellanse is a great and versatile dermal filler that Health Ascent recommends to anyone who wants a cost-effective and long-lasting treatment for their signs of ageing.