Looking to elevate your anti-aging treatments to the next level? Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center is excited to announce that we are one of the first clinics in WA to offer this revolutionizing technology and procedure for our patients. Are you ready to reveal your inner youth without the hassle of surgery? Ellacor® may be right for you! Learn more by scheduling a free consultation.
What is Ellacor® With Micro-Coring Technology?
Ellacor® with Micro-Coring Technology is the first and only device of its kind that removes skin on the microscale to smooth wrinkles and tighten skin. It is also known as a fractional tissue extraction. Ellacor® is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that does not require surgery or the use of a thermal energy device, preventing scars from incisions.
For optimal results, Dr. Lin recommends a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Filler, Pico Focus, and the CO2 fractional laser. Each scale will vary from patient to patient depending on the patients’ skin severity and goals.
How Does Ellacor® Work?
Ellacor® removes up to 8% of excess skin by using hollow needles to remove full-thickness micro-cores of dermal and epidermal tissue. The hollow needles precisely remove minuscule amounts of excess skin, which is less than half a millimeter in diameter. The cores are so tiny that it is intended to be scarless. Micro-coring promotes skin tightening by removing a small percentage of skin which triggers our body’s natural healing response to boost the production of collagen resulting in a smoother appearance in the skin.
Most patients need 2 to 3 procedures for optimal results and can take 3 to 6 months from your final treatment for full results to develop.
How is Ellacor® Different?
Ellacor® is the first device that uses small needles to remove micro-portions of skin without evidence of scarring. After the skin is removed, our body’s natural healing response quickly closes the cores, resulting in an improved appearance. It addresses moderate to severe skin sagging whereas other skin revitalization devices use heat generated by laser, radio frequency, and ultrasound energy to induce intentional thermal injury to the skin which can help target more moderate skin sagging versus severe skin sagging.
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and tightens mild to moderate sagging skin.
Tightens and smooths loose skin
Boost collagen and elastin production
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Minimally invasive procedure
In-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.
Treatment is quick: about 30 minutes to treat the face and under the chin.
Reveals rejuvenated and natural-looking results. No pulling or stretching of the skin.
No scars from surgery and the pain associated with most invasive procedures.
Can treat areas of the face that surgical facelift cannot reach without distorting the face.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
Fitpatrick skin types I-IV
Patients who are not ready for surgery and want a nonsurgical solution
Someone looking who wants the next level of results
What to Expect:
As every patient has different needs, most patients undergo a series of three procedures spaced approximately 30 days apart. An Ellacor® procedure typically takes about 90 minutes or less.
On the day of your procedure, you will receive a local anesthetic to the treated area to help you stay comfortable during the procedure. Most patients in our clinical trial reported pain during the procedure as less than 2 on a 0-10 scale. 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.
Recovery time ranges from a few days to weeks, which can vary by patient and treatment settings. Since every patient heals at different rates, patient results and experience may vary.
Ellacor® results are long-lasting, but because skin aging continues, you’ll need occasional follow-up sessions to maintain them. How soon you’ll need a maintenance treatment will depend on your age, skin quality, and lifestyle factors like your skincare routine, how well you stay out of the sun, and whether you smoke will help to prolong the benefits.
Ellacor® can be customized depending on the severity and goals of each patient. It is best to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for Ellacor®, and a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.
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