Get the Most out of Ellanse – a Doctor’s Advisory
Dermal fillers have long been a household name in Singapore’s aesthetic enhancement procedures. Even though fillers have known negative effects, they continue to be a go-to solution for women who want quick and effective results on their ageing faces.
Aside from taking at most a decade of years away from patients’ faces, the latest generation of dermal fillers offers longer-lasting results. The secret to this new breed of fillers is its ability to stimulate collagen production when injected into the skin.
In this article, I am going to give you advice on how to get the most out of one of this collagen bio stimulating dermal fillers called Ellanse.
But first, let us learn what happens to the skin as our body grows old.
The Inevitable Occurrence of Skin Ageing
Ageing, often we think of it as numbers added every time we celebrate our birthday. Skin-wise, ageing shows in different ways: fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity and sagging. Growing old means our bodies undergo wear and tear. This wearying of the body heightens further when we neglect to give it proper attention and care. Other factors like excessive consumption of alcohol, an unhealthy diet, smoking, and extreme sun exposure can severely harm our bodies from within.
A bodily function that gets affected by its depreciation is collagen and elastin production. These two, collagen and elastin, are vital skin components that work to keep it tight, plump, and youthful-looking. When the body is unable to generate the right amount of collagen and elastin, the skin begins to show signs of ageing. Volume loss, fat pads displacement, and muscle atrophy become obvious. The face will begin to exhibit the following:
- Dull complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hollow areas in certain parts of the face
- Sagging skin
Ellanse: A Touch of Youth
Symptoms of skin ageing make you appear tired and old. This is very unflattering especially when your age is actually younger than how you look.
Quick, effective, and long-lasting results are three factors that a lot of patients with dermal fillers have during their earliest introduction to the market. Sinclair Pharma concentrated on finding a solution for these needs while keeping their patients’ safety in mind. Hence, Ellanse was born.
Ellanse is composed of a bioabsorbable molecule called Polycaprolactone (PCL). It comes in a gel carrier and is administered with the use of an injection. When injected into the skin, Ellanse’s active ingredient (PCL) promotes the production of collagen, resulting in benefits that are immediately seen and remain in the skin for a long stretch of time. These effects include:
- Enhancement of facial contour
- Improvement of folds and wrinkles in the skin
- Increased volume in the target areas
To enjoy results longer, patients can choose between the following Ellanse products:
- Ellanse S – 1 year
- Ellanse M – 2 years
- Ellanse L – 3 years
- Ellanse E – 4 years
Which areas of the body can Ellanse be administered to?
Ellanse can be administered to the following areas of the body:
- Under eyelids (tear troughs)
Do note that Ellanse cannot be applied directly to the lips.
The benefits of Ellanse are very promising, but are there side effects?
Ellanse has some temporary side effects, such as bruising, mild swelling, pain, and redness on the treatment areas. These should not cause any major hindrances to a patient’s recovery.
Some serious, but rare side effects can happen with a doctor’s poor administration and technique. These are blindness and skin necrosis.
How much does a treatment of Ellanse cost?
When paying for your treatment upfront, Ellanse can seem expensive as compared to other dermal fillers. However, it is important to think that aside from paying for an effective solution to skin ageing, you are also able to enjoy the results for several years. If you come to think of it, using other dermal fillers with results that only last for a shorter period would mean that you need to top up in an interval of a few months or so. This would add up to your cost, especially if you need to repeat treatment 3 times a year in order to maintain your youthful appearance.
Generally, Ellanse is sold per syringe starting at $1,200. It is more cost-effective as you will only need one treatment to enjoy long-lasting results.
A vital factor in getting the best results out of your Ellanse treatment: your choice of doctor.
Because of Ellanse’s unique ability to produce long-lasting results, its administration has to be done correctly using the right technique. Inaccurate application of the product will mean that the patient has to endure any side effects or complications up until the fillers are dissolved by the body. The way that Ellanse is injected into the skin is different from how hyaluronic fillers are done. Doctors in Singapore like Dr Isaac Wong (formerly known as Dr Israr Wong) that uses Ellanse undergo skills training to ensure that patients get the optimum results of what they are paying for. Be sure to choose a doctor that has sufficient knowledge in facial anatomy as well as years of experience in using Ellanse fillers.