What is Ellacor?

Ellacor is a tissue micro-coring procedure, distinct from laser therapy, energy-based devices, and micro-needling. In a short session of merely 10 to 15 minutes, Ellacor removes approximately 10,000 to 12,000 microscopic cores of skin (tiny skin fragments). Following the procedure, the treated area will heal over the course of a few days: reducing the appearance of fine lines and increasing skin elasticity by the 2-to-3-month mark. Thanks to its use of uniquely small needles, the Ellacor system offers unparalleled safety for a non-invasive process, allowing you to look youthful without any sacrifice. Patients walk away without any scars.

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How is Ellacor Performed?

The Ellacor procedure, which is performed in-office, begins with injections of lidocaine as well as other injectable anesthetics to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. The Ellacor device then punctures the skin and creates tiny micro-cores (microscopic portions of skin), which are then suctioned out. The strength of the treatment can be adjusted based on the patient’s needs and the extent of their issues. With Ellacor, you get natural-looking results with a smooth procedure and virtually no downtime.

    What are Some of the benefits of Ellacor?

    Ellacor is a cutting-edge treatment that removes excess and sagging skin without requiring any general anesthesia, incisions, scarring, or anything else that is typically associated with traditional surgery. 

    It quickly and painlessly removes and suctions out tiny pieces of skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and jowls providing patients with totally natural-looking results. A totally non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, Ellacor can also reduce the appearance of marionette lines and jowls.

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    What Can Ellacor Address?

    Ellacor micro-coring technology offers a non-invasive solution for those looking to revitalize their skin without undergoing surgery. 

    Using 22-gauge stainless steel micro-needles, which are less than a millimeter in diameter, this innovative technology allows patients to address mild to moderate skin laxity (loose skin) and sagging along the following:

    • Jawline
    • Cheeks 
    • Jowls
    •  Chin 

    Unlike many other methods of restoring skin elasticity, Ellacor micro-coring is a virtually scar-free procedure, providing patients with beautiful results and no perceivable signs of treatment.

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    What is the recovery for Ellacor?

    Depending on the intensity level employed to address the patient’s specific issues, the recovery time can span anywhere from a few days to a week. Effects such as swelling, bleeding, and oozing are typically present in the first few days and will fade by the end of the first week. Recovery from an Ellacor treatment is relatively straightforward. In most cases, patients are able to get back to their normal routines after just a few days of rest and relaxation. However, bruising may last for up to ten days.

    Who is a good candidate for Ellacor?

    Ideal candidates for this type of treatment are those who are dealing with mild to moderate skin laxity (looseness) and mild to moderate lines and wrinkles on the cheeks. It is not considered to be a suitable treatment for those dealing with more extensive skin laxity issues. It has been known to provide excellent results for many looking to rejuvenate their complexion without resorting to more invasive treatments. 

    Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

      • Are in good overall health
      • Do not have any serious medical conditions, such as autoimmune diseases or bleeding disorders
      • Are free of any rashes, infections, or other skin outbreaks around the treatment areas
      • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
      • Have not had a dermal filler treatment any time in the last six months
      • Are not taking blood thinning supplements or medications, such as vitamin E or supplements
      • Do not have a history of keloids
      • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure

      Why choose Liu Plastic Surgery for your Ellacor treatment?

      Patients that have decided on a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach to anti-aging should consider selecting Liu Plastic Surgery for their Ellacor micro-coring procedure. Not only are our surgeons board-certified and fellowship trained in aesthetic and cosmetic plastic surgery, but the surgical team has gone above and beyond to train at some of the best institutions and learn from the top doctors. This curated network of practitioners perfectly reflects their commitment to excellence. With Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu at the helm, patients feel confident that they will be receiving quality treatments with natural-looking results every time.

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