Frequently asked questions
We understand you will have questions. Many common queries are below, if you have more questions feel free to use our clinic finder to locate a specialist near you.
How long does a treatment take?
A treatment takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on the areas treated.
When will I see the effects of the treatment?
Volumising effects and a reduction in wrinkles and folds can be seen immediately after treatment. ELLANSÉ will then gradually stimulate the production of your body’s own collagen to treat the underlying causes of facial ageing for long- lasting and natural-looking results.
How long will the results last?
Natural-looking and immediate results will last from 18 months up to 3 years*, depending on which ELLANSÉ option your physician recommends for you.
The results are maintained for the expected duration of effect according to the Ellansé option chosen, enabling you to avoid multiple sessions.
*Expected longevity in-vivo based on extrapolation of clinical data from Ellansé-S, Ellansé-M and accepted PCL degradation behaviour.
Is the procedure painful?
Tiny amounts of ELLANSÉ are injected into the skin using an ultrafine needle, so any discomfort is minimal. It’s quick, simple, virtually painless, and gives instant results.
What is ELLANSÉ made up of?
ELLANSÉ is composed of unique Polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres and Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC) carrier gel, all naturally broken down by the body into carbon dioxide and water and then eliminated without leaving any traces in your body.
How many sessions are generally needed?
With ELLANSÉ, only one session is needed for immediate results and long-lasting correction, making ELLANSÉ a cost-effective treatment that gives excellent value for money.
Is it OK to combine ELLANSÉ with other aesthetic treatments?
ELLANSÉ should not be used in (or close to) sites where previous skin augmentation procedures have been applied. Please speak to your physician for more information.
What should I do following treatment?
The patient should be informed that he or she should minimize exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and UV lamp exposure and extreme cold weather until any initial swelling and redness has resolved.
Are there any side effects?
Like all procedures of this type there is a possibility of adverse events, although not everybody experiences them. These adverse events include but are not limited to infection, minimal acute inflammatory tissue reaction (redness, swelling, rash, oedema, erythema, lumps/nodules etc.), pain (which may be temporary or persistent in nature), transient haematoma or bruising. For a full list consult Instructions for Use.