Ellanse VS Hyaluronic Acid FIllers: Will Ellanse (少女针) Cause Hyaluronic Acids to become obsolete?

It is now common knowledge that many famous people use cosmetic procedures to maintain their youthful appearance. Many Hollywood A-listers have turned to dermal fillers, notably hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, for years as their go-to anti-aging procedure because of the instant and long-lasting results.

In the digital era, as more people look towards therapies that provide quick, safe and dramatic results, more and more patients are seeking the next best thing. The same is true with injectable treatments.

There has been a void in the market, but now there comes Ellansé, an injectable collagen stimulator from the next generation.

How does Ellanse work? 

Skin’s structure, suppleness, and strength are all the result of collagen, a naturally occurring protein produced by the body. After the age of 25, the body’s ability to make this protein in large quantities begins to wane. This is followed by visible changes to your skin, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead and the sides of your lips and the potential sagging of your cheeks due to the loss of volume in those areas.

By stimulating collagen formation in the dermal tissue, collagen stimulators can reverse the volume loss and elasticity decline associated with ageing skin.

The collagen-stimulating filler Ellansé (or “Needle of Youth”) (少女针)can combar the effects of ageing so effectively through stimulating of type I collagen. Polycaprolactone (PCL) microspheres, which degrade quickly, make up 30% of the formulation, with carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) serving as the 70% gel carrier.

Ellansé has a two-part mechanism of action after being injected under the skin:

  1. In the first place, the CMC gel will plump up your face where volume has been lost. As the skin becomes more pliable, wrinkles and other signs of ageing disappear, and a gentle, natural-looking facelift is the result.
  2. The skin is then able to retain the collagen stimulator’s effects for an extended period of time thanks to the PCL being activated and stimulating the formation of Type 1 collagen. Depending on the type of Ellanse used, patients will benefit from results lasting 18 – 24 months.

What are the benefits of Ellanse Filler? 

As a result of the positive outcomes that have been observed with Ellansé, many of my patients have switched to using it as their primary anti-ageing option.

  • Constant collagen production, which extends the durability of the effects;
  • Benefits of Ellansé often endure anywhere from 18  to 24 months after a single treatment;
  • Rapid results;
  • Increased facial fullness in previously hollowed areas;
  • Elimination or significantly lessening of wrinkles and fine lines

The skin on your face, including your chin, cheeks, eyebrows, forehead, nose, temples, and jaw, can all benefit from treatment with Ellansé.

Differences between Ellase and Hyaluronic Acids 

ResultsEllanseHyaluronic Acids 
Reversibility PartiallyUsing Hyaluronidase 
Longevity18 months to 2 years6 to 18 months
SpreadingMinimal to noneMinimal to none
Possible adverse reactionsCan cause skin necrosis or lumpsCan cause skin necrosis or lumps
Volume RestorationYesYes
Volume MaintenanceYesDecreases slowly over time

Despite the highlighted discrepancies, HA fillers do serve a useful purpose. If you’re in a rush to get ready for an event, HA fillers may be your best bet for getting a natural look that will last all day. Of course, Ellansé can accomplish the same goals, and its effects will last far longer.


Although Ellansé has been shown to be more effective than hyaluronic acid fillers in a number of ways, it remains to be seen if it will ultimately replace them. After all, people always opt for the method of care with which they feel most at ease. In spite of this, as an aesthetic doctor who is well-versed in both procedures, I strongly advise you to go with Ellansé if you are a candidate for this treatment and want to get natural, long-lasting results with improved skin quality.

Get in touch with Dr Sheila today if you have any Ellanse related questions. 

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