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 revolutionary, 1st of its kind, skin rejuvenation technology with results comparable to a facelift! 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® is a minimally invasive procedure that uses hollow needles to remove tiny cores of skin. This technique, called micro-coring, stimulates the skin’s natural healing process and tightens loose or sagging skin. It Is FDA-cleared to treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles and skin laxity in the mid and lower face. Ellacor® provides natural-looking results with minimal downtime.

Ellacor® is an efficient option for non-surgical skin tightening. For optimal results, Dr. Lin recommends a combination of injectables and laser along with Ellacor® to get the best of a modern-day non-surgical facelift. Each scale will vary from patient to patient depending on their 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 non-surgical skin tightening 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.


  • Long-lasting results
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and tightens mild to moderate sagging skin.
  • Tightens and smooths loose skin
  • Boost collagen and elastin production
  • May help to reduce scars with the combination of other lasers
  • 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?

  • Ages 22+
  • 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 people undergo a series of three procedures spaced approximately 30 days apart. This non-surgical skin tightening procedure typically takes about 90 minutes or less to perform.

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 from a 2 to 3 on a 0-10 scale. Once your skin is numb, your provider will strategically place the Ellacor® non-surgical wrinkle reduction device on 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® Pain Management

Before getting the treatment, Dr. Lin may provide Aspirin and Tylenol to manage pain before and after the procedure. Topical numbing cream along with a local anesthetic may also be used on the treatment area to reduce discomfort. Most patients report pain levels from 2 to 3 on a scale from 0 to 10.

Several skincare products may also be recommended to boost your recovery. This may include:

  • Power Duo by SkinMedica®
  • Sunscreen Total Defense (tinted/ non-tint), All Calm, Even Up, Essential Defense

Remember to check our Ellacor® pre- and post-op instructions so that you can have a smooth recovery.

Book a free consultation and discover Ellacor®! 

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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.
Whether you're experiencing loose or sagging skin due to weight loss or the natural aging process with a combination of pre-Ellacor® treatment along with Ellacor®. Ellacor® provides an innovative treatment aimed at not only diminishing fine lines and wrinkles but also tightening loose sagging skin and boosting collagen and elastin production. Unlike approaches that simply tighten existing excess skin, Ellacor® involves the removal of a small percentage of skin, reducing the treated surface area. This process triggers your body’s natural healing response and stimulates increased collagen production, resulting in visibly tightening skin.
Ellacor® is often used for treating depressed scars, making it a good non-invasive scarring treatment for acne marks. The needles trigger the healing process of your skin, promoting new production of collagen while removing the damaged parts.
Ellacor® results are different for each patient, depending on the condition of your skin. The deeper your wrinkles and the laxer your skin, the more treatments you may need. On average, most patients require three treatments spaced one month apart. If you do not get the desired results, you can opt for more treatments.
Each Ellacor® treatment can remove up to eight percent of the excess skin in one treatment. Multiple treatments can help remove higher amounts of skin. By using the treatment every month, you may safely get rid of up to 40 percent of the excess skin.
While both procedures use needles to treat your skin, microneedling only temporarily displaces the tissue without removing it. With Ellacor®, the skin is removed through the hollow needle on a microscale, making it more efficient for skin tightening.

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