Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ellacor is a stand-alone facial treatment that revitalizes your skin with minimal discomfort and downtime. Taking microneedling to an advanced level, the ellacor® System uses Micro-Coring™ technology to remove skin on the microscale, improving severe to moderate wrinkles and skin laxity. Men and women who want to refresh tired-looking skin come to our med spa from the greater Naples and Fort Myers areas for cutting-edge ellacor treatments.
How Does Ellacor Work?
The ellacor System uses hollow microneedles to remove minute skin cores (about 5% of the skin) without damaging the surrounding skin. Removing those micro-cores activates the healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin to smooth wrinkles and age-related lines. Since the microcores are so small, your skin will heal without any scarring.
The FDA-cleared treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and you can return to your normal routine in a few days.
Will I Experience Any Discomfort During My Treatment?
Your provider may administer an anesthetic before the procedure to keep you comfortable throughout your session. Unlike laser skin treatments, ellacor has no heat source, so you will heal faster with less risk of skin damage. Most of our patients can resume their daily routine and go back to work after 3 to 5 days.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ellacor?
A good candidate for ellacor is someone who wants to improve skin concerns such as wrinkles and sagging in their mid and lower face. It works best for those with Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV. If you have darker-hued skin, talk to your provider about whether ellacor is a good option, as it may lead to hyperpigmentation. For those with dark skin, a skin tightening treatment such as Ultherapy® may be a better option.
A single treatment is typically enough for most patients, while others may need additional treatments after assessing the results of the previous one.
Is Ellacor Better Than Microneedling?
While both treatments puncture the skin to spur collagen and elastin growth, ellacor removes microscopic bits of skin to create more dramatic improvement. Ellacor has a slightly longer downtime than microneeding but is a more effective choice for improving extensive wrinkling, firming lax skin, and enhancing the skin’s underlying architecture.
Are You Ready To Try Ellacor?
If you want to soften fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime and recovery, ellacor is the perfect treatment for you. Not everyone will achieve the same results with this treatment, but our team can customize a treatment plan to target all your specific skin concerns. To learn more about ellacor, request a consultation or call us at (239) 262-5662 to schedule an appointment.