Cincinnati Ellacor Micro Coring Treatments
Improve wrinkles and laxity by boosting your collagen and elastin production from within.
Ellacor is a “micro-coring” device in which hollow needles remove micro-cores of the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, loose and sagging skin.
- Treat the cheeks, lower face, and neck
- Natural-looking results
- Non-surgical alternative with no scars and less downtime
How Ellacor Works
The Ellacor device removes micro-cores of the skin with hollow needles. As the skin repairs itself, collagen and elastin are produced to help improve the signs of aging. It is like a mini-facelift without the downtime of surgery because the micro-coring actually removes a percentage of skin without scars.
What to Expect
You will be given medication prior to your treatment to decrease risk of infection. Photos will be taken prior to your procedure to track your progress and your face will be cleaned. A topical numbing cream will be applied for your comfort. Our experienced providers will discuss your areas of concern and create your treatment plan.
Once ready for the treatment, we will clean your skin and your provider will use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area for your comfort. Your provider will use the Ellacor device to precisely remove a percentage of skin in your treatment area.
You will see small stamped areas in the treatment area. We will apply a cream to promote healing. You may see small stamps from the microcoring for 1-3 weeks and be swollen for 1-3 days. You may be able to apply makeup after day 4.
Will there be downtime?
You will be swollen for 1-3 days and may see small stamps from the microcoring for 1-3 weeks. You may be able to apply make-up 4 days after your treatment depending on your healing.
How long is the appointment?
Treatment time depends on the areas we are treating. Plan on being in the office for 1-2 hours including time for pictures, numbing and aftercare.
Who is a candidate?
If you have wrinkles, loose skin, sagging or acne scarring and want a safe and effective alternative to surgery without the downtime, Ellacor is a great option. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for Ellacor is to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled providers.
Does it hurt?
Your provider will use a combination of topical and injected numbing to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. During clinical trials, most patients rated their Ellacor treatment as a 2 on a scale of 1-10.
Is Ellacor Micro-coring the same as microneedling?
Some may wonder if this is the same as microneedling treatments, however, while microneedling uses small needles to create injury in the skin, micro-coring uses hollow needles to actually “core” out a percentage of skin. This concept is similar to fractional resurfacing lasers where a “fraction” of the skin is treated so that the untreated skin helps to heal the treated area faster. This is an innovative and unprecedented alternative to surgery.
When will I see results?
You should see results within a few weeks after your treatment and will continue to see improvement within 3-6 months as collagen stimulation continues to tightens the skin.
Mona Dermatology feels different because we are different. From our calming, inviting office space, to dermatologists and medical practitioners who are as credentialed as they are kind, there’s so much that sets us apart.
- Dr. Mona Foad named Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor every year since 2008
- 4.7 average Google rating with 250+ five-star reviews from patients.
- Our providers are extensively and continually trained in the latest advances in medical and cosmetic dermatology.
- We specialize in helping our patients achieve a natural, refreshed look.
- Your goals are our goals. Each patient’s treatment plan is unique.