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What is Ellacor?

The ellacor® System is a first-of-its-kind technology for treating wrinkles and skin laxity in the mid and lower face. ellacor® is unlike other modalities in that it is not a microneedling or energy-based device. Using patented hollow needles, ellacor® removes micro-cores of excess tissue without causing trauma or scarring to the superficial skin. The ellacor® System is FDA-cleared for use by medical professionals to treat moderate to severe wrinkles in adults 22 years or older.

Your ellacor® treatment is highly customizable - Dr. Hazen is able to adjust the individual settings based on the severity of wrinkles and thickness of dermal tissue in the given area. The ellacor® System allows Dr. Hazen to address common concerns of the aging face without the need for surgical intervention.

Ellacor Micro-Coring Explanation with Dr. Rohrich

Micro-Coring: A revolutionary new method of skin tightening/wrinkle reduction!

What Does Ellacor Do?

ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology involves the following steps:

  • Hollow needles, less than 0.5mm wide, remove micro-cores of skin without the risk of scarring
  • Dr. Hazen can treat a 10mm square area in less than three seconds, so the entire procedure is typically completed in less than one hour
  • ellacor® triggers your skin’s natural healing process: as the microcores heal, the internal tissues begin to tighten for improved skin architecture
  • ellacor®’s breakthrough technology allows your skin to repair itself naturally - all without the use of thermal energy
  • Your skin will continue to produce new collagen over the next three to six months for a fresh-faced appearance

Dr. Hazen has pioneered a unique technique for local anesthesia delivery, making the ellacor® treatment virtually painless. There is the minimal recovery time following the ellacor® procedure, with most patients reporting “social downtime” between three to five days.

While everyone is different, a typical treatment plan includes three ellacor® sessions separated thirty days apart. Because every patient has individual needs, Dr. Hazen will work with you to determine the best treatment plan based on your aesthetic goals and the current condition of your skin.

What are the Benefits of Ellacor?

An ellacor® treatment takes approximately one hour and has minimal downtime, making it a fast, anti-aging option for skin rejuvenation.

In the mid to lower face, ellacor® is the highlight treatment for superficial wrinkles around the mouth and sagging skin of the jowls. The device works well in conjunction with other non-invasive procedures, such as fillers, lasers, and Ultherapy, to combat the visible signs of aging.

More ellacor® benefits include the following:

  • Removes excess skin for non-surgical skin tightening
  • Minimally invasive with no incisions or scarring
  • Visible results are long-lasting and continue to develop as your body creates new collagen
  • Higher patient satisfaction rate after only one treatment
  • 70% of patients were comfortable going out in public or returning to work three days after treatment
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Before & After Ellacor

3 Months After 2nd Treatment of Ellacor

5 Months After 2 Treatments of Ellacor


What is the device’s complete name?

ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology

How is ellacor® intended to be used?

ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology is indicated for use by medical professionals to treat moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face for adults 22 years or older with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV.

How does ellacor® work?

ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology uses hollow needles to remove micro-cores of excess skin, resulting in improved wrinkles without evidence of scarring and faster healing time than similar energy-based treatments.

How is the ellacor® System different from other skin revitalization devices?

ellacor® uses patented technology to remove micro-portions of excess skin, which reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the internal skin architecture. Other skin revitalization devices induce controlled thermal injury in order to produce new collagen.

How many treatments will I need?

The average patient needs three treatments approximately 30 days apart.

How long is a typical treatment?

An ellacor® treatment generally takes one hour or less.

Is the recovery time long?

There is minimal recovery time following the ellacor® procedure. In the clinical trial, patients experienced an average of three days of “social downtime”.

Is the ellacor® treatment surgery?

No. ellacor® is a minimally invasive, non-surgical method to improve the appearance of wrinkles.

What are the potential side effects?

Following the procedure, expected side effects may include swlling, redness, discomfort, tenderness, and tightness. Most side effects resolve themselves within seven days post-treatment.

Is the treatment painful?

You’ll receive appropriate local anesthesia before the procedure to make you more comfortable - the average pain rating for ellacor® is two out of ten.

Does ellacor® use laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound energy?

The ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology System does not use thermal energy to achieve results.

How is ellacor® different from microneedling?

Microneedling uses tiny needles to create controlled injury, but the tissue is temporarily displaced, not removed. ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology is the first device to remove the skin on the micro-scale for more comprehensive wrinkle reduction.

Can I receive ellacor® if I have a darker skin tone?

Because darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick V and VI) may react differently to aesthetic treatments than lighter tones (Fitzpatrick I-IV), a separate clinical study is needed to evaluate the proper protocols for using ellacor® on darker tones.

How should I prepare for treatment with ellacor®?

Dr. Hazen will provide a complete list of requirements and guidelines during your consultation.

How do I know whether ellacor® with Micro-Coring™ Technology is right for me?

It is best to make an appointment for a consultation at Hazen Plastic Surgery to determine whether you’re a candidate for ellacor®.

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