Does FDA Approve The Use of Ellanse Filler?
Aging signifies not only an increase in number but brings with it changes in physical appearance. For one, our body’s collagen production declines (in comparison to when we were younger) so wrinkles form, aging lines deepens and the skin lost its overall firmness and elasticity. These changes can be overwhelming especially for those who are sensitive about their looks and to those who take great pains to care for their skin. One way to retain youthfulness is by adopting a healthy and active lifestyle. Lower stress and sufficient sleep will always help. Cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatments are viable options as well. Fillers are particularly popular as an anti-aging procedure now and a current one in the lead is the Ellanse dermal filler.
But is Ellanse safe? Is it approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
What is Ellanse Dermal Filler?
Ellansé is a branded injectable filler that is free from potentially-harmful pyrogen and latex. The active ingredient in Ellanse filler is Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) microspheres. These (PCL) microspheres; a bioresorbable soft medical polymer, is responsible to promote the production of collagen naturally in the human body. As collagen is an incredibly important protein that keeps your tissues and bones together, Ellanse works miraculously in lifting, sculpting and restoring back the elasticity of the skin due to its strong bio-stimulating properties.
Besides, collagen helps give skin structure and elasticity. Hence, boosting your skin’s collagen levels, or preventing its loss would help reduce fine lines, depth of wrinkles and sagging skin; which in turn makes you look younger.
Since Ellanse filler is able to stimulate the regeneration of collage, many patients has seen incredible results with Ellanse. Post-Ellanse, patients enjoy the glow and luminance of younger and lifted skin for between two to four years. Ongoing treatments are necessary to retain the results though. All in all, Ellanse remains as one of the best solution for both men or women who desire long-lasting effects, as compared to any other fillers.
How is it used?
When injected into the skin, Ellansé reverses skin aging with a 2-step process. The CMC gel carrier instantly volumized and fix skin imperfections. The PCL microspheres, on the other hand, will increase the restoration and production of collagen fibers to make the corrected regions appear younger, glowing and hydrated. That effect can last between two to four years. This resorption process occurs when the molecules progressively dissolve over time. The microspheres retain their original volume until almost all the molecules are dissolved completely. The longevity depends on the number of molecules that the spheres have. The more molecules there are, the longer-lasting the result will be. Hyaluronic acid can only fill in the forming wrinkles and make it fuller but PCL microspheres and CMC gel are rejuvenating the skin independently, restoring back the youth that an individual has lost due to aging. The side effect for the procedure are varied but it may include redness, swelling and bruising. Mild inflammatory reaction conjures mildly in nature as the skin slowly recovers from the minimally invasive injections.
Body areas that are treated with Ellanse dermal filler?
Ellanse can be used to treat any area that exhibits the sign of aging but it is primarily used on the face. Common areas are temples and brow, cheeks, nose, nasolabial folds, jawline, chin, and marionette lines. Other areas of treatment include hands and neck. Expected results include wrinkles reduction, added volume and contour to cheeks, chin, and lower jaw, filling under-eye hollows (tear trough), nose to mouth lines, lifted drooping mouth corners, rejuvenated the skin on the neck, cleavage, and hands, and softened appearance of acne scars.
FDA Approval Status
The approval status of the FDA regarding cosmetic treatment fillers are based on the absorbable function (temporary material). FDA approves non-absorbable (permanent) material only if the correction on the treatment area is used for the patient over 21 years old and it does not include fillers that increase breast size, size of buttocks, increase the fullness of the feet or any implant into bone, tendon, ligament, or muscle. Any kind of filler that injures patients with permanent disfigurement is not allowed. Ellanse is officially approved by MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the USA and for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) and is used for treating facial lines and wrinkles. Both CMC and PCL have been respectively classified by the FDA as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) substances and approved by the FDA as safe to use in medical devices in humans.
Use around the globe
Ellanse is not available in the United States but it is widely used in Asia and Europe. Ellanse dermal fillers serve long-lasting effects in rejuvenating the skin and in fixing other aesthetic imperfections that are caused by aging. The result is natural and would not cause any harm to physical appearance if the correct amount is injected at suitable areas by a verified medical doctor. Is it worth it? Yes! Many past and current patients, both men and women have enjoyed turning back the clock with Ellanse, loving the result it does to their skin and had reported no negative repercussions.
Conclusion/ Final Thoughts
Ellanse dermal filler is indeed approved by the FDA to be used as one of the treatment options in rejuvenating the skin. It has since enjoyed a reputation for long-lasting results and a safe option for many.