Published: September 27, 2023
Category: Latest News

When you’re seeking a way to smooth and tighten your skin, the multitude of options available can be overwhelming. From injectables and lasers to microneedling and chemical peels, the list of aesthetic treatments out there might seem endless. But finding the right procedure for your skin needs doesn’t have to be like searching for a diamond in a sea of glass. 

Enter ellacor®, a groundbreaking solution that’s rewriting the rules of skin rejuvenation. Unlike traditional treatments that rely on needles, incisions or thermal injuries, ellacor employs Micro-Coring™ technology to remove tiny portions of excess skin. This stimulates your body’s natural healing process, leading to a smoother, tighter complexion without invasive surgery or scarring. Ellacor isn’t just another device on the market; it’s a revolutionary leap forward in the field of skin revitalization.

How Does Ellacor® Work? The Micro-Coring™ Advantage

Ellacor employs a Micro-Coring™ technique that utilizes tiny, hollow needles to remove skin on a microscale. These needles are less than 0.5mm in diameter, ensuring no visible marks are left post-procedure. The device moves rapidly in a precise, grid-like pattern across the treatment area, creating micro-cores in the skin. A built-in vacuum system immediately removes the skin from the needles. These tiny cores extend through the entire dermis, permanently eliminating loose, excess skin without a single stitch, cut or incision.

By the Numbers: The Impact of Ellacor® Micro-Coring™

Ellacor can safely remove between 6,000 and 12,000 micro-cores in a single treatment, which equates to up to 8% of the skin’s volume. This leaves your skin noticeably smoother, softer and firmer as it heals.

How Does Ellacor® Stand Up Against the Competition?

Minimally Invasive Approach

While surgical facelift and neck lift procedures can offer dramatic results, they come with scarring and the risks associated with surgery, such as anesthesia complications and a lengthy recovery period. If going under the knife makes you uneasy, ellacor offers a compelling alternative that still packs a punch in terms of efficacy. This nonsurgical, minimally invasive solution targets moderate to severe wrinkles and excess skin in the mid-to-lower face for dramatic results without visible scarring or a long healing process.

Versatile: Treat Multiple Skin Concerns at Once

When it comes to skin treatments, ellacor is far from a one-trick pony. Its versatility allows it to address a range of skin texture issues in the mid to lower face. This multi-functional approach means you won’t have to invest in several different treatments or get multiple injections of a treatment for your skin concerns. Ellacor provides an all-in-one solution for cost-effective skin rejuvenation.

Skin Concerns Addressed by Ellacor® Include:

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles and lines, such as: 
    • Nasolabial folds
    • Marionette lines
    • Smoker’s lines
    • Crepey skin
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Other skin texture irregularities

FDA-Cleared Device

Ellacor is the first and only FDA-cleared procedure specifically designed to remove excess skin nonsurgically. When a device is FDA-cleared, it means the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed and approved the device for safety and efficacy for a specific medical use. 

The FDA clearance process involves a rigorous evaluation where the manufacturer must submit a premarket notification, commonly known as a 510(k), to demonstrate that the device is “substantially equivalent” to a device that is already legally marketed for the same use. This involves a thorough review of clinical data, safety protocols and sometimes even inspections of the manufacturing facility. Ellacor’s FDA clearance gives you an added layer of confidence that you’re undergoing a safe and effective treatment.

Suitable for Various Skin Types and Tones

Aesthetic treatments like certain chemical peels and laser resurfacing are not suitable for all skin types and can even cause hyperpigmentation in medium and darker skin tones. Ellacor is FDA-cleared for adults aged 22 or older with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, making it a versatile option for a wide range of individuals with light to medium skin tones.

Minimal Downtime: Get Back to Life Faster

Downtime is a significant factor when considering a skin treatment, and ellacor shines in this department. Traditional skin rejuvenation treatments can require days or even weeks of recovery, during which time your skin may be red, peeling and sensitive. This makes many treatments challenging to fit into a busy schedule. Ellacor, however, is designed to minimize downtime so you can get back to your life faster, with most patients resuming work and social activities after three days. 

Boosts Collagen Production for Long-Lasting Results

While Botox® and dermal fillers can smooth wrinkles, they are temporary fixes that require repeat treatments to maintain results. Ellacor not only removes excess skin and wrinkles but also stimulates the body’s natural healing process, boosting collagen production. This results in a smoother, tighter complexion that lasts longer than the effects of many other wrinkle treatments.

You may find that your skin looks better immediately after ellacor and continues to improve in the weeks and months that follow. This longevity means you won’t have to return for frequent touch-ups, making ellacor a longer-term investment in your skin’s health and appearance.

High Patient Satisfaction

In a world where patient reviews can make or break a treatment’s reputation, ellacor comes through with flying colors. In clinical trials submitted for publication ( NCT 03573271), 90% of patients saw significant rejuvenation, and 86% were satisfied with their results. This level of satisfaction is not always seen with other treatments, which means ellacor offers highly reliable results. 


While many treatments claim to be revolutionary, ellacor has the accolades to back it up. It has been recognized in the Innovation Category for Best Nonsurgical Skin-Removal Procedure by NewBeauty, adding another feather to its cap.

Why Choose Ellacor® at Ridenour Plastic Surgery?

When it comes to your skin, you deserve the best. At Ridenour Plastic Surgery in St. Louis, we pride ourselves on offering the latest advancements in aesthetic treatments with the highest safety protocols. Our team of skilled medical professionals is committed to providing you with exceptional care, from consultation to post-treatment follow-up. We are well-versed in ellacor treatments, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care. 

With ellacor at Ridenour Plastic Surgery, you’re not just getting a treatment; you’re investing in a long-term solution for healthier, more radiant skin.

Experience the Future of Skin Rejuvenation With Ellacor® in St. Louis

By now, you should have a better understanding of how ellacor differentiates itself in the crowded landscape of skin revitalization devices. Its minimally invasive nature, versatility, safety, fast recovery and long-lasting results set it apart as a highly effective and patient-friendly option.

If you’re intrigued by the unique benefits of ellacor and want to learn more, schedule a consultation at Ridenour Plastic Surgery. During your personalized session, we’ll assess your skin concerns, discuss your aesthetic goals and develop a tailored treatment plan just for you. 

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