Are you starting to notice signs of aging when you look in the mirror? A common skin concern as we get older is skin laxity which leads to wrinkles and sagging. That’s why Capital Laser & Skin Care offers various anti-aging treatments to rejuvenate your appearance, including Ellacor® for skin tightening.
What is Ellacor®?
Ellacor® is an innovative skin-tightening treatment that uses Micro-Coring™ technology to stimulate your body’s natural healing response. It is FDA-cleared to treat wrinkles on the mid and lower face and can be used to tighten skin that has lost elasticity with age.
How Does Ellacor® Work for Skin Tightening?
As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen and elastin. This leads to loose, sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. One of the ways Ellacor® tightens skin is by increasing collagen production.
The Ellacor® Micro-Coring™ technology uses tiny, hollow needles to puncture the skin and remove thousands of microcores. The skin immediately begins healing these micro-wounds, stimulating new collagen and elastin production.
This collagen-inducing treatment is similar to microneedling, but Ellacor® takes it a step further. As the microcores are removed, the skin pulls together to seal the punctures. This naturally lifts and tightens the skin for a smoother, firmer appearance.
What are Ellacor® Treatments Like?
Before your Ellacor® treatment at Capital Laser, we will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. We will then move the Ellacor® device over your face, during which you may feel some tingling but no pain. The hollow needles are less than .5 mm, creating tiny punctures that will begin healing immediately and won’t scar.
What to Expect After Ellacor®
Since it creates micro-wounds in your skin, an Ellacor® treatment requires some recovery. You can expect to take about three days of downtime. Your skin will likely be a little red, sore, and swollen during this time. We’ll advise you on aftercare for optimal healing, such as using a gentle cleanser and avoiding makeup for about a week.
Your results will develop gradually as your skin heals and creates new collagen. Initial results become visible within a few weeks, and most patients need two or three treatments for the best outcome. You can expect long-lasting improvements to your skin with Ellacor®. However, your skin will continue to age and lose collagen, so we may recommend occasional maintenance sessions to preserve your results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ellacor® Skin Tightening?
If you have skin laxity and wrinkles around your lower face, Ellacor® may be the perfect treatment to rejuvenate your appearance. One of our board-certified dermatologists will assess your skin and discuss your goals during a consultation to create a customized treatment plan. We may not recommend Ellacor® if you are pregnant or nursing, have a history of forming raised scars or have an active skin condition.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
Take the First Step
Interested in learning more about our Ultherapy® Skin Tightening treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.