CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITE / ELLANSE
There are more skin fillers than hyaluronic acid. Crystalis based on calcium hydroxyapatite, used for skin compacting and for face contour profiling is an example of an innovative filler. Calcium hydroxyapatite is as biological material that has been used for more than 20 years in many disciplines of medicine including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and ophthalmology. It occurs naturally in human bones and teeth. Crystalis is strongly recommended for the modeling of the jaw and cheek bones, for the filling of nasal-labial furrows and ‘bitterness’ wrinkles, for the compacting of limp skin on knees, elbows and belly. It provides spectacular results on the back of the palm. Because of the specific structure of Crystalis microspheres suspended in gel, results of the procedure become visible immediately, develop in time owing to natural production of collagen, and hold up for approximately one year. The results are very natural and the substance does not puff up in contact with water. This is why it is the treatment preferred by men.
This is the first family of skin fillers that not only correct wrinkles and lappets but also stimulate natural production of collagen as a real countermeasure against the causes of the aging of face and palm skin. As a result, skin regains gradually its natural young appearance for a long time. Ellanse preparations open a new era of innovative injectable implants combining safety, controlled duration and stability of the treatment result, designed specifically for the aesthetic medicine and surgery.
The treatment result becomes visible immediately after the first injection and holds up for 1 to 4 years, depending on preparation. In contrast to traditional tissue fillers, the result remains stable over the whole declared period. This is due to the fact that the injection stimulates production of natural collagen of type I that, in addition to the micro-spheres of polycaprolacton, constitutes a natural implant. The size of molecules of polycaprolacton as such does not change in the course of the bioresorption process, so they do not stimulate any secondary inflammatory processes. Instead, they improve stability and other natural properties of skin. Skin becomes rejuvenated rather than ‘filled” as in the case of preparations based on hyaluronic acid.