Want smooth, more supple, youthful-looking skin? You might consider the exciting new nonsurgical treatment called ellacor. Ellacor uses cutting-edge Micro-Coring™ technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production, reducing the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles and tightening lax skin. Ellacor is similar to microneedling as both treatments puncture the skin, but ellacor removes microcores of the skin for more effective results.
What To Expect During Your Ellacor Treatment
Your provider will use a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the treatment. They will start by moving the device across the treatment area to remove microscopic skin particles (about 5% of skin). The treatment takes around 30 minutes, and most people feel comfortable returning to their routine and working 3 to 5 days later.
What Areas Can You Improve With Ellacor?
Ellacor is typically used to improve moderate to severe wrinkles and skin laxity in the mid and lower face, including the:
- Under the chin (the submental area)
- Around the mouth and upper lip
- Lower cheeks
This is a good option for individuals who desire facial rejuvenation but don’t want to undergo surgery. Your provider can let you know if you are a good candidate for ellacor based on your skin concerns.
What Should I Expect During Recovery?
Expect redness, swelling, and bruising at the treatment site for several days after your treatment. Use only very gentle cleansers like Aquaphor or CeraVe after treatment as directed by your provider. As your skin continues to heal during the first week, refrain from using skincare products that contain harsh ingredients or acids, and wait to resume wearing makeup until your provider gives you the OK.
How Soon Can I See My Results?
You should see some initial results in about a week, although redness and swelling can obscure your results. Expect to wait about 3 to 6 months for all side effects to subside so you can see the complete results of your treatment.
How Many Ellacor Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments you need will depend on the severity of your skin concerns. Most patients see excellent results with one session, but you can choose to have 2 to 3 sessions for optimal results. Your provider will recommend the best number of treatment sessions based on your individual needs.
Should I Choose Ellacor or Microneedling?
When considering the two treatments, focus on your skin goals and your preferred recovery time. Although both procedures use fine needles to treat the skin, ellacor uses hollow needles to remove microscopic skin particles, whereas microneedling merely punctures the skin.
The ellacor System can improve deeper skin concerns such as laxity and severe facial wrinkles.
Microneedling can improve fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and other skin concerns with minimal downtime, so it’s a suitable treatment if you want a shorter recovery period.
Am I A Good Candidate for Ellacor?
You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you are aged 22 years or older and meet the following criteria:
- You want to improve moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
- You are seeking a nonsurgical treatment to improve skin laxity.
- You want a preventative treatment so you can avoid a surgical procedure in the future.
- You prefer natural-looking results from your facial rejuvenation treatment.
- You are not pregnant or nursing.
Although ellacor works on most skin types, it may leave scarring or patches of hyperpigmentation on darker-toned skin. If you have darker skin, you might be better suited to a chemical peel or HydraFacial® to improve the tone and texture of your skin.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Although your ellacor results can last indefinitely, the natural aging process and environmental factors can impact your results. You can maintain your results with regular touch-up treatments. Your provider will advise you on how often you need treatments for the best results.
Follow an effective skincare routine daily to keep your skin soft and supple and to preserve your results longer. You should also protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen daily.
Will I Have Scars from My Ellacor Treatment?
Since no thermal energy is used for ellacor, most patients don’t experience scarring after treatment. The microcores of skin removed during the treatment are less than half a millimeter in diameter. However, if you have a history of keloid scarring, you may experience scars after the healing process. If you tend to have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after skin treatments, be sure to talk with your provider so they can make any necessary adjustments to your pre- and post-treatment care.
If you are wondering whether ellacor can give you the results you’re looking for, get in touch. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and address any concerns about this treatment. Request a consultation today or call us at (239) 262-5662 to schedule an appointment.