Ellacor® System with Micro-Coring™ Technology
Ellacor is indicated for the treatment of moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face in adults with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV.
The Ellacor system uses hollow needles to remove micro-cores of of excess skin, resulting in an improved appearance of wrinkles without evidence of scarring and faster healing time than many energy-based procedures.
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, radiofrequency and ultrasound energy to induce intentional thermal injury to the skin.
As every patient has different needs, we recommend you speak directly with Dr. Marla Klein, a board-certified dermatologist, to determine the treatment plan that is right for you. In the clinical trial, most patients underwent a series of 3 treatments spaced approximately 30 days apart.
An ellacor treatment typically takes about 30 minutes or less. The prep work of baseline photography and the local anesthesia adds another 30 minutes. In total, about an hour is needed for the ellacor treatment.
Marla Klein MD, a board-certified dermatologist, will provide you with appropriate local anesthesia prior to the procedure to make you more comfortable. Most patients in the clinical trial reported pain during the procedure as less than 2 on a 0-10 scale.
There is minimal recovery time following the ellacor procedure. In the clinical trial, patients experienced an average of 3 days downtime.
No. Ellacor uses hollow needles to remove micro-portions of excess skin to achieve an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. In the clinical trial, patients experienced an average of three days downtime.
Side effects are typically mild and may include swelling, redness, discomfort, tenderness, and tightness following the procedure. Most side effects resolve themselves within seven days post-treatment.
The ellacor system does not use thermal energy to achieve results which typically results in faster healing time compared to many energy-based treatments.
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 micro-scale.
No. Like other aesthetic treatments, ellacor is not approved for use in expectant or lactating mothers.
Because darker skin types (Fitzpatrick 5 and 6) may react differently to aesthetic treatments than lighter skin types (1-4) , a separate clinical study is needed to evaluate the proper protocols for using ellacor on darker skin types.
Dr. Klein will provide a complete list of requirements and guidelines during your consultation.
It is best to make an appointment to speak directly with Dr. Marla Klein, a board-certified dermatologist, to see if you're a candidate for ellacor.
Absolutely yes! Ellacor is a revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment of aging skin. I expect people will travel internationally to get this treatment. We have never been able to offer anything like this before, it is a game-changer.
In the state of Oregon, only Dr. Marla Klein MD of Klein Dermatology & Associates in Lake Oswego has an Ellacor. She was selected as the 35th center in the world to obtain an Ellacor, due to her credentials, reputation and years of experience as a Board-Certified Dermatologist.