New Dermal Filler?

Hello, my doctor suggested i have a dermal filler called ''ellanse'', which i've never heard before. is it reliable?

Doctor Answers 5

Ellanse dermal filler

Ellanse isn't available in the U.S. though it has been used extensively in Europe for several years. As such we cannot comment on the reliability and safety of the product because we can't use it here.

Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Ellanse sounds very promising.

It is similar to Sculptra but works better, according to Dr Nick Lowe. He spoke about Ellanse this weekend at the AACD meeting in LA. He works in London but used to teach at UCLA . Likes it right after Subcision for acne and traumatic scars and for hand rejuvenation. Not FDA approved. We will keep our eye on it. 

Peter Rullan, MD
Chula Vista Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

New filler

This product is not currently approved/used in the US. I would make sure to ask your physician their experience with the product, if you are outside of the States. Best of luck.

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS - Account Suspended
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

New filler

It is not FDA approved/used in the US as of now. Are you writing from outside of the US?

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Ellanse filler

Ellanse is not approved for use in the United States, so it can not be used in this country. If you live outside the US, it is possible to receive this filler. If this is your first time receiving a filler, I would start off with a reversible product (i.e. hyaluronic acid) in case you are not pleased with the outcome. Ellanse is a long lasting product that can last years. If you like the results from the hyaluronic acid filler, you can consider proceeding with Ellanse, if you live in a country that allows this product.

Ramona Behshad, MD
Saint Louis Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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