Finding a skin treatment to improve age-related facial lines and loose, sagging skin on your lower face is challenging. Although lasers and microdermabrasion can vastly improve your skin, they just can’t tackle some issues, such as skin laxity around your mouth, jawline, and neck. Ellacor is the only nonlaser, nonsurgical skin rejuvenating treatment to improve the skin’s underlying architecture.
So, how does ellacor deliver this excellent skin benefit? Let’s dive into the treatment in this post.
The Key Is Micro-Coring™ Technology
Micro-coring, also called micro-excisional skin removal, uses hollow needs to remove up to 12,000 microcores of excess facial skin (up to 8% of the skin’s volume). When the micro-sections of skin are removed, your body works to close those wounds, eventually building skin that looks and feels smoother, tighter, and healthier.
What separates ellacor from a treatment such as microneedling is that ellacor removes skin rather than just puncturing it. This process gives you more impactful results and can improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.
Ellacor Is a Quick Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Your provider strategically moves the ellacor System device across the skin to treat a 10mm area in less than 3 seconds. In total, your ellacor treatment will typically take less than 30 minutes, although you should allow some extra time for the skin-numbing process. Your skin will look red, swollen, and bruised after treatment.
Since anesthesia is used before your ellacor treatment, you won’t feel any pain during treatment, but you may feel a slight sense of pressure. Most patients report only minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Patients Need Minimal Downtime With Ellacor
Ellacor solely relies on skin removal to create a healing environment in the skin versus the light or heat energy used during laser skin treatments. Since no light or heat is used, there is no risk of thermal injury to the skin, which can create a longer recovery period. The hollow needles penetrate layers of skin quickly without impacting muscle, so while each person’s experience may vary, the healing process should only take a few days to a week or so.
Additionally, your skin will heal with minimal to no scarring due to the advanced technology used during ellacor. The superior skin lifting and rejuvenation benefits, coupled with minimal downtime, make ellacor a good option for busy people who want to improve their skin concerns.
Ellacor Works on Most Skin Types
This treatment can improve a variety of skin concerns and is safe for most skin types. Laser skin rejuvenation can create post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on darker skin due to the laser energy or heat used. Since no heat or light source is used for ellacor, it’s safe for Fitzpatrick skin types I through IV.
Always talk to your provider first to see how you can get the best results from your ellacor treatment and if the treatment is suitable for your skin type.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ellacor?
You may be a good candidate for this skin rejuvenating treatment if you meet the following criteria.
- You have realistic expectations about your results: Ellacor or any other nonsurgical skin treatment can improve your skin but can’t give you the same results as a surgical treatment such as a facelift. If you have severe sagging, you may benefit from a surgical procedure.
- You want to improve your mid and lower face: Ellacor is FDA-cleared to use only on the lower cheeks, around the mouth, and under the chin. Ellacor can’t improve facial lines and sagging skin on any other areas of your face. To improve crow’s feet around the eyes or vertical forehead lines, your treatment plan may include BOTOX® or dermal fillers.
- You are in general good health: Because your skin needs to repair after the treatment, it’s important to be in good physical health without any medical conditions that impede the healing process. Focus on a balanced diet and adequate hydration before and after your treatment so that you can enjoy optimal results after ellacor.
- You are at least 22 years of age or older: The FDA originally approved this treatment for adults 22 years or older, although it’s usually best for older people with skin laxity and moderate to severe wrinkles in their lower face. If you are not in this group and want to improve your skin concerns, you may be better suited for a milder option, such as a chemical peel.
If you feel that your loose, lax skin keeps you from looking like your most vibrant self, ellacor may be a good option. Our team is happy to answer your questions about the treatment and your skin concerns so you can feel comfortable with your treatment plan. To learn more about the benefits of ellacor, request a consultation or call us at (501) 575-0088 to schedule an appointment.