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Ellacor Q & A

How does ellacor work?

Ellacor uses hollow needles to remove micro-cores of skin, resulting in an improved appearance of wrinkles without evidence of scarring.

How is ellacor different from other skin revitalization devices?

Ellacor removes micro-portions of excess skin to achieve an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, whereas many other skin revitalization devices use heat generated by laser, radio frequency and ultrasound energy to induce intentional thermal injury to the skin.

How many procedures will I need?

As every patient has different needs, please speak with your physician to determine the treatment plan that is right for you. 

How long is a typical procedure?

An ellacor procedure typically takes about 30 minutes or less.

Is the procedure painful?

Your physician will provide you with appropriate options prior to the procedure to make you more comfortable. 

Is the recovery time long?

Recovery time ranges from a few days to weeks, which can vary by patient and treatment settings. Since every patient heals at different rates, patient results and experience may vary. 

Does ellacor use laser, radio frequency, or ultrasound energy?

The ellacor system is able to remove skin on the microscale without the use of thermal energy.

How is ellacor different from microneedling?

Microneedling uses small needles to injure the tissue, but skin is not removed during this procedure – the tissue is temporarily displaced. Ellacor is the first device to actually remove skin on the microscale.

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

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

How should I prepare for the ellacor procedure?

Your physician will provide a complete list of requirements and guidelines during your consultation.

How do I know whether ellacor is right for me?

It is best to make an appointment to speak directly with your physician to see if you’re a candidate for ellacor.

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