What is Poly-Caprolactone (PCL)?

Popularly known as Ellansè, this filler is injected into the skin to lift, sculpt and restore lost volume associated with skin aging. Its principle component is Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) microspheres – a bio-resorbable soft medical polymer. The PCL is suspended in a gel carrier made of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which lifts because of its properties as a gel, Ellanse works by stimulating your body to produce collagen. The results last 2 – 4years.

Popular Brands Include: Ellansè


Pros: Creates collagen for girth which tends to be firmer. Long-lasting (as much as 4-5 years depending on the type of Ellansè injected). Most Non-American Sponsors offer Ellansè.

Cons: Not available in the U.S. (FDA Approval pending as of March 2021). Due to the aforementioned pending approval, long-term outlook is not well known.