What is ellacor with Micro-Coring Technology?

Ellacor with micro-coring technology is the first and only FDA-cleared device that removes skin on the microscale. This innovative and minimally-invasive treatment provides natural-looking results without the pain associated with more invasive surgery or procedures. In clinical trials, 90% of patients showed an improvement in the appearance of moderate and severe wrinkles and over 86% of patients are satisfied with their Ellacor results!

How Does ellacor Work?

Ellacor uses hollow needles, each with an internal diameter of less than 0.5mm. These needles remove micro-cores of skin and then the skin quickly realigns to fill in the tiny puncture wounds. This new, healthy skin has an improved appearance that rejuvenates a more youthful look. The creation of these tiny wounds also triggers the body’s natural healing response, including the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein in the skin that keeps it firm and elastic but over time, collagen levels are depleted. New collagen production rebuilds the skin’s structure to turn back the clock on skin aging and renew a more youthful look.

Treatment Areas

Ellacor can be used to treat loose skin and moderate to severe wrinkles on the mid and lower face. This includes the cheeks, jawline, and chin. Jowling, nasolabial folds around the mouth, sagging skin, and uneven skin texture can all be improved with the Ellacor micro-coring treatment. At your consultation, we will discuss your specific concerns to develop a customized treatment plan for you.

Benefits of an ellacor Micro-Coring Procedure

  • In-office procedure performed under local anesthesia
  • Visible, natural-looking results
  • 90% of patients showed improvement in moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Precisely removes excess skin from targeted areas
  • No scarring after treatment

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Micro-Coring Procedure?

Ellacor is ideal for patients looking for a non-surgical solution for mid-to-lower face wrinkles and excess skin. Ellacor is approved for Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, which means it may not be a good option for patients with darker skin tones. Ellacor should not be performed on people who have medical conditions that inhibit proper wound healing and women who are pregnant.

ellacor micro-coring technology - female before and 1 month after 1 skin tightening treatment around the mouth
ellacor micro-coring technology - female before and 6 month after 2 skin tightening treatments around the mouth
ellacor micro-coring technology - female before and 3 months after 1 skin tightening treatment around the mouth
ellacor micro-coring technology - female before and 3 months after 1 skin tightening treatment to address jowls and sagging

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Preparing for the ellacor Procedure

There is very little preparation needed before an Ellacor treatment, but we will provide you with all of the information that you need at your consultation. Blood-thinning medications and some other facial treatments should be avoided for about two weeks before the procedure. If you have a history of cold sores or scarring, please let us know so that we can help you determine whether Ellacor is right for you.

What to Expect from an ellacor Micro-Coring Procedure

On the day of your procedure, you will receive a local anesthetic to the treated area to help you stay comfortable during the procedure. Once your skin is numb, your provider will strategically place the Ellacor device to your skin to create micro-cores in a precise grid pattern. Excess skin will be removed through hollow needles, but the micro-cores are so tiny that they will begin to heal almost immediately.

ellacor Results

After Ellacor treatments, mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and redness is common for the first week. Most patients feel comfortable going out in public after a few days, but we recommend that you avoid excessive sun exposure to protect your healing skin. Significant improvements in your skin’s appearance can be seen after one treatment, but we may recommend 2-3 treatments depending on your unique needs and treatment goals.

ellacor FAQs

How many sessions of Ellacor will I need?

The number of sessions of Ellacor needed varies depending on individual skin concerns and treatment goals. Generally, a series of sessions spaced several weeks apart is recommended to achieve optimal results.

Does Ellacor work better than microneedling?

Ellacor and microneedling are both popular skin rejuvenation treatments that work through different mechanisms. Both treatments can improve skin texture, tone, and firmness, but the choice between them depends on individual preferences, skin concerns, and treatment goals.

How long do Ellacor results last?

In general, patients can expect to see a gradual improvement in skin firmness, texture, and tone following Ellacor treatment, with results typically lasting several months to a year or more. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to prolong the benefits and address ongoing skin aging concerns over time.

Is Ellacor a painful process?

Ellacor treatment is generally well-tolerated by most individuals and is designed to minimize discomfort. During the treatment, you may experience sensations of warmth or mild pressure as the RF energy is delivered into the skin, however, any discomfort is usually mild and temporary.

Will Ellacor result in scarring?

Ellacor treatment is considered safe and effective with minimal risk of scarring. The precise delivery of RF energy allows for controlled heating of the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue, reducing the risk of adverse effects such as scarring.

How long does an Ellacor session take?

Ellacor treatments typically take an hour. However, it can depend on the size of the area being treated.

Will I need repeated Ellacor treatments to maintain my results?

While we typically recommend multiple treatments to see the best results, because the results can last for years, you won’t need to have Ellacor treatment very often to maintain the benefits.

When will I see the results of Ellacor?

You’ll see some initial results after a week, but your skin will continue to improve in the weeks and months after treatment as your skin heals and collagen builds up.

Is there anything I should avoid after Ellacor treatment?

After Ellacor treatment, you’ll want to avoid excess sun exposure, shaving, and strenuous activity for at least three days.

Is there any downtime with Ellacor?

Most patients experience redness, swelling, and bruising and don’t feel comfortable going out in public for a few days. After that, you should be able to return to most of your normal routine.

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Our trusted med spa experts are ready to help you rejuvenate your skin and restore a beautiful glow. If you would like to learn more about ellacor treatments in Charleston, SC, please request a consultation or call (843) 722-5904.

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