When you glance in the mirror, do you sometimes notice that you’re starting to show signs of aging? A reduction in skin elasticity can result in wrinkling and sagging and is a common concern for many people as they age. Because of this, Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, is one of the first 50 practices in the nation to offer Ellacor®, micro-coring technology to reduce skin laxity of the lower face.
What is Ellacor®?
Ellacor® is a breakthrough technology developed in collaboration between a Harvard dermatologist and plastic surgeon, to assist in the tightening of skin that has aged and lost its elasticity. It has been cleared by the FDA to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the lower parts of the face. It makes use of a technology called Micro-Coring™ that removes skin at a micro level which speeds the body’s natural healing process.
How Does Ellacor® Work to Tighten Skin?
Ellacor uses hollow needles to remove up to 8% of the treated skin surface areas via micro-cores of skin. This results in a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles without scarring. When the needles penetrate the skin, they produce microcores in the skin and immediately trigger the natural healing process which also promotes the production of collagen and elastin.
With more collagen and elastin being produced in the skin, it can improve skin elasticity, smoothness, and firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What to Expect After Ellacor®
Following an Ellacor® treatment, it is not uncommon to have some scabbing, redness, discomfort, and swelling in the treated area. You will receive aftercare recommendations from your doctor to ensure proper healing. It’s important to follow these instructions as closely as possible.
While one treatment may be enough for some, most people require up to three treatments to see the results they’re looking for.
Most patients feel comfortable going out in public or returning to their social lives about three days after the procedure. The skin’s improvement is noticeable in 6 weeks after the first treatment. You’ll see the maximum final results 3-6 months following your final treatment session.
The results of Ellacor treatment are long-lasting but you may need maintenance treatment as time goes on. You can lengthen how long the results last by limiting your sun exposure, practicing a good skincare routine, and using sunscreen.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ellacor® Skin Tightening?
If you have wrinkles and sagging skin around the lower portion of your face, Ellacor® may be the right treatment for you. Anyone who is 22 years or older and in overall good health is a good candidate.
Additionally, anyone who is pregnant, has a condition that inhibits wound healing, or anyone taking prescription blood thinners, is not a good candidate for Ellacor ®.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Ellacor® skin tightening treatment system, the experienced team at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery is happy to walk you through the treatment process and answer any questions you may have.
To schedule a consultation today, contact our Melbourne or Indialantic, FL offices or request a virtual consultation or appointment using our online form.