As we age, our skin cells divide more slowly and the innermost layer begins to thin.
Fat cells beneath the dermis weaken and the once strong network of collagen and elastin fibres begin to unravel resulting in the skin losing elasticity and volume. The result is the appearance of lines and wrinkles and the loss of volume and shape in the face. This narrower shape and wrinkles can cause you to look older.
Only administered by one of our medical practitioners, Ellanse® is injected into areas of volume loss. Ellanse® is a biocompatible and biodegradable injectable material known as poly-L-lactic acid that naturally stimulates your cells to produce their own collagen. Collagen is the substance your body produces to give your skin a firm and youthful appearance.
This makes it different to traditional dermal fillers as Ellanse treats the underlying causes of facial ageing and can have a longer result. Not sure whether you need fillers or Ellanse? Book a consultation with Dr Pradnya who can examine your skin and put together a bespoke treatment plan.
Results last 12-26 months, depending on Ellanse type used.
We often use Ellanse® in conjunction with Silhouette Soft threads to achieve maximal results.
Ellanse® is effective for treating:
- Lines, wrinkles and folds
- Lines between your nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Lines around the corners of your mouth
- Wrinkles in the cheeks and chin
- Sunken cheeks
- Recessed temple area
DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
- No. of treatments: Usually 1
- Procedure time: 30 – 60 minutes
- Anaesthetic: As required
- Sensitivity Period: 1 day
- Duration of results: 9 – 12 months
- Back to work: Same day
- Recovery time: 2 – 3 days