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The history of Facial Fillers

Sep 10,2019

The evolution of products and the application techniques are astonishing.

Let’s start with a few facts:

  1. The first cutaneous filler appeared in the late nineteenth century1
  2. At the beginning of the 20th century, products available on the market could contain paraffin and petroleum jelly1
  3. Between the 1960s and 1970s, the first silicone fillers were developed
  4. In the 1980s, bovine collagen was FDA approved for cosmetic injections1
  5. It wasn’t until the 1990s were the first fillers based on hyaluronic acid were developed and then approved for the market in the early 2000s1,3

Permanent fillers were the original facial enhancements. These implants were surgically inserted under the skin to add volume and fill wrinkles in the face. In the last 30 years or so, we have seen a rapid advancement in filler technology, where patient safety and satisfaction have been the primary driving force. With non-permanent fillers such as hyaluronic acid or collagen-stimulators, the cost of fillers has been able to drop, widely increasing the market.

ELLANSÉ is a revolutionising, long-lasting rejuvenating filler based on PolyCaproLactone. This unique filler provides immediate volumisation and long-term stimulation of collagen production. ELLANSÉ exists as 3-subtypes -S, -M, and -L, with results lasting from at least 1 year to 3 years*.

The average treatments last around 30 min depending on the amount of filler required. The results are immediate and the post treatment aftercare is minimal. ELLANSÉ is part of a new advanced class of fillers, providing more than just volume. Due to the stimulation of collagen production, improvements in skin quality can be seen shortly after the first treatment.


*Expected longevity in-vivo based on extrapolation of clinical data from -S and -M accepted PCL degradation behaviour


1.Kontis T, Rivkin A (2009) The History of Injectable Facial Fillers. Facial Plastic Surgery; 25(2): 67-72
2.The History of Dermal Fillers. Aesthetic Advancements
3.Chacon A. (2015) Fillers in Dermatology: From Past to Present MD Egde Dermatology; 96(45): E17-19 (



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