You might have heard about dermal fillers and how these can benefit your skin. But did you know that several types of dermal fillers exist and can help you achieve your specific beauty goals? One of the most popular dermal fillers used by cosmetic doctors is Ellanse.
Ellanse in Singapore has been gaining traction for many years now and has been recognized as one of the most effective in the Singaporean dermal filler scene. This article by Health Ascent lists things you need to know about Ellanse fillers, an alternative to surgical facelift procedures and an ideal choice for those who wish to counter the effects of aging in a less invasive way.
Benefits of Ellanse
Ellanse is a type of dermal filler, a cosmetic treatment intended to diminish the visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines, especially on the face. It is an injectable made of a gel-like material that is intended to fill in the wrinkles and add volume to your soft tissues on the different parts of the face. It is readily available in most cosmetic clinics all over Singapore and it helps in bringing back your smooth skin and reduces the wrinkles brought about by aging.
In addition to addressing also used to somehow reshape the parts of the face and improve facial features by:
- Bringing forward of receding chin and jowls
- Attaining a more V-shaped face
- Bringing out a finer point for too rounded chins
- Reshaping of lower eyelids
- Improving the appearance of eye circles and eye bags
- Stimulating collagen production in the deeper skin layers
Why choose Ellanse over other dermal fillers?
There are a lot of different brands of dermal fillers. You might have heard of these most popular brands – Sculptra, Radiesse, Restylane and Ellanse. In Singapore or even around the globe, hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most common type of dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance is naturally found our body suchas our eyeballs, joints and skin.
Ellanse on the other hand is made up of Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) material that acts as a collagen stimulator to give longer-lasting results. Some doctors prefer Ellanse over other brands since it is free from potentially-harmful pyrogen and latex materials.
Another major selling point of Ellanse is its longevity. Most fillers can only last up to 1 year at most but with Ellanse, patients can enjoy its benefits for up to 4 years! Depending on your preference, you can choose any of the following Ellanse variants:
- Ellanse-S (Lasts up to 1 year)
- Ellanse-M (Lasts up to 2 years)
- Ellanse-L (Lasts up to 3 years)
- Ellanse-E (Lasts up to 4 years)
In some cases, to achieve more precise results, some doctors may have a preferred formulation where different types of dermal fillers are used in combination with each other. For a better understanding of which type of Ellanse filler to choose, we highly recommend that you discuss with your preference and desired results with your doctor. Proper consultation will give you a better understanding of the nature and characteristics of Ellanse fillers and on what possible outcome can be garnered from the treatment. During this time, your medical history will also be considered for proper assessment of the risks that may be involved.
What to expect during the procedure?
For the actual procedure, the patient’s skin will first be cleaned, sanitized and be treated with anesthetic (numbing) cream. Then, your doctor will wait till the numbing cream takes effect and then will carefully inject the Ellanse filler in the areas requiring the treatment.
Depending on the desired result and the number of injections required, the whole procedure only takes less than an hour to complete. Expect some slight discomfort with each injection especially if your pain tolerance is low. Don’t worry, the numbing cream helps to make the whole procedure manageable. After the procedure, you will be advised to come back to your doctor’s clinic so he/she can monitor the improvements.
Ellanse injections, being minimally invasive is a less risky procedure compared to surgical face lifts and the recovery time is rather quick. However, this treatment will have limited results compared to plastic surgery.
Can I go back to normal activities after the procedure?
Ellanse fillers are injectable treatments, so they are less invasive and not that risky so patients can go back to their normal activities after the procedure. However, it is best to avoid putting pressure on the treated areas for at least 48 hours to avoid complications.
Are there any side-effects?
It is a natural reaction of the body that after injection of dermal fillers like Ellanse, there will be some kind of redness and swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the areas where the Ellanse fillers were injected. These side-effects can last for a few days and will just be mild to moderate.
Choose the right doctor
In Singapore, there are a lot of certified cosmetic clinics offering this treatment and it sure you will have a lot of options to choose from.It is very important to note that this treatment should only be performed by qualified doctors who are well-experienced in performing Ellanse filler injections.
Experienced doctors will have more access (as allowed by law) to purchase and use dermal fillers of proven quality so that effectiveness and best results are guaranteed.
Established aesthetic doctors can give answers to your questions on Ellanse and other cosmetic procedures and they can recommend the right treatment for you. Never consider going to unqualified vendors as they may use fillers of inferior quality and can result in serious undesirable results that will cost you more in the long run.