Ellanse is similar to Sculptra in that it is also biodegradable and biocompatible. Often 1 treatment is all that is needed for a long lasting (approx. 9-12 months) result. Results are often seen as soon as the post-procedure swelling settles. Like Sculptra, it is also a collagen stimulator but does not require the post-procedure massage. It is delivered by a series of injections into the targeted areas. Lips and glabella are not suitable areas for treatment with Ellanse.