What Does Ellacor® Do?

Ellacor® is a minimally invasive skin-tightening treatment. It uses micro-coring to remove excess skin and increase collagen production. 

What Can Ellacor® Treat?

  • Mild to moderate sagging
  • Crepey skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Why Ellacor®?

  • Minimally invasive
  • No heat or lasers
  • Customizable
  • 30-60 minute in-office treatment
  • Long-lasting results

Smooth, firm skin is an essential component of a youthful appearance. Your skin’s elasticity and tightness keep it wrinkle-free and maintain your facial contours. Unfortunately, this smoothness and firmness is also one of the first things to decline with age.

One of Coolspa’s most innovative skin-tightening solutions is Ellacor® micro-coring. This minimally invasive treatment is FDA-cleared to improve crepey skin and mild to moderate sagging.

Learn More About Ellacor®

You’re probably familiar with microneedling, a skin rejuvenation treatment that’s been popular for years to improve wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and more. But what is micro-coring?

Similar to microneedling, the Ellacor® handpiece has small needles at the end. Rather than just puncturing the skin, however, these needles remove tiny cores of skin. Each core is less than half a millimeter in diameter, small enough that the damage starts healing immediately and requires no bandaging. 
This micro-coring process stimulates a healing response that increases collagen production, just like microneedling. Removing a small amount of skin has an even greater tightening effect. As excess skin is removed and your body quickly seals the tiny openings, your skin’s surface is drawn smoother and tighter. Ellacor® helps minimize wrinkles and tighten the skin for a rejuvenated appearance.

Before your treatment, you’ll meet with a Coolspa expert for a detailed consultation. Ellacor® is often performed on the lower or mid-face, or it can be used as a spot treatment for small areas of concern. It can also treat wrinkles and skin laxity on the body.

Your Ellacor® procedure will likely take less than an hour. First, we will numb the treatment area. Your provider will then use ultrasound guidance for optimal precision as they move the Ellacor® device over the skin. The tiny needles will suction out micro-cores in a grid-like pattern. We can adjust the intensity of treatment depending on your needs, removing more or less skin. At higher intensity, Ellacor® can remove up to 8% of skin in the treatment area.

After the treatment, we’ll apply topical PRP to your skin to soothe it and promote healing. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a solution made from your own blood that’s full of growth factors and stem cells. There may be pinpoint bleeding immediately after an Ellacor® treatment, but by the time you leave our office, the tiny punctures will already begin to close.

Each patient’s recovery timeline depends on their personal rate of healing and the intensity of their treatment. Generally, patients take a few days to a week of downtime after Ellacor®. You may expect swelling, redness, and minor discomfort during this time. Keep the treatment area clean and moisturized with the products given to you by your provider for the first 5-7 days.  Avoid makeup for the first 72 hours following treatment. You should also limit sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect your skin. 

Since Ellacor® rejuvenates the skin by triggering a healing response, proper aftercare to promote healing is essential. We’ll give you detailed pre and post-treatment instructions for the best outcome.

Ellacor® micro-coring is a unique, innovative treatment that gives many patients an effective alternative to surgery for mild to moderate skin laxity. Benefits of Ellacor® include:

  • No thermal energy, such as lasers or radiofrequency
  • Minimally invasive
  • Customizable
  • Safe for most skin types and tones
  • Optimal results after just two to three sessions
  • Improvements within a few weeks, full results in three to six months
  • Long-lasting results

Since it doesn’t use thermal energy like many alternative skin-tightening treatments, Ellacor® is safe for most skin tones. It’s most effective for patients with mild to moderate laxity and crepey skin, often middle-aged patients or those who want to avoid surgery. For patients who want a completely non-invasive skin-tightening treatment, we may recommend an alternative like Evoke Facial Contouring.

We’ll evaluate your condition, goals, and medical history during a detailed consultation to help you determine if Ellacor® is right for you. Ellacor® may not be recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing, have certain medical conditions, take certain medications, or have open wounds or facial implants in the treatment area.

Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Rapaport, the Coolspa team is dedicated to exceptional results and personalized care. Our expertise and cutting-edge treatments have earned us distinction as one of NYC’s leading cosmetic and body contouring providers. You can expect the highest level of care from experienced professionals using the most advanced technology.

We customize every treatment to the individual’s needs. With Ellacor®, we take the extra steps of ultrasound-guided procedures and PRP application for even better results.

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Your Coolspa journey begins with a private, one-on-one consultation with one of our Facial and Body contouring specialists, who will deliver a detailed, customized treatment plan that addresses all of your areas of concern. Our specialists pride themselves on carefully listening to the goals and wishes of each client, and we prize communication among our practice’s most cherished assets. 

If you have questions about Ellacor® and the cutting-edge procedures offered at our state-of-the-art Manhattan location, contact Coolspa today by calling (212) 535-COOL (2665) or sending our team a message here.

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