If you want visible, natural-looking results without the excessive pain and extended recovery time that may be associated with more invasive surgeries or procedures, Ellacor® may be your answer.
How Does it Work?
Ellacor® uses hollow needles to remove micro-cores of skin…
- Pivotal Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Micro-Coring Device Treating Moderate to Severe Facial Wrinkles. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT 03573271; submitted for publication. 51 subjects completed the pivotal study; subjects were treated 2-3 times with 7%-8% skin removal and up to 5mm needle coring depth. Each patient heals differently; mild to moderate side effects may still be present up to 30 days post-treatment per physician assessment. All clinical data, including patient healing, treatment pain on the 0-10 Wong-Baker Scale, Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale scores, and Subject Satisfaction is on file with Cytrellis.
- Champlain, A. et al. 2019. What is the Largest Size Full-Thickness Skin Injury That Can Heal Without a Scar? Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 50(S30), S30-31. https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23059
- Cytrellis data on file.
- Cytrellis studies using OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) have demonstrated absence of holes, approximately 10 minutes post procedure (2017)
Body Area(s) & Procedure(s)
1. Mid-to-Lower Face Wrinkles..
More info on Body Area/Treatment
1. Mid-to-Lower Face Wrinkles and Excess Skins
What to Expect
Before and after your procedure…
Here's what to expect:
How many procedures will you need?
As every patient has different needs, please speak with Dr. Pierone to determine the treatment plan that is right for you. In the clinical trial, most patients underwent a series of three procedures spaced approximately 30 days apart.
How long is a typical procedure?
The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes, but we recommend you set aside 90 minutes for pre and post procedure activities.
Is the procedure painful?
Dr. Pierone will provide you with appropriate anesthesia prior to the procedure to make you more comfortable. Most patients in our clinical trial reported pain during the procedure as less than 2 on a 0-10 scale.
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. Please consult with Dr. Pierone for more information.
How is ellacor® different from other 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, radio frequency and ultrasound energy to induce intentional thermal injury to the skin.
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.
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 is ellacor® different from microneedling or facelifts?
Microneedling uses small needles to injure the tissue, but skin is not removed during this procedure – the tissue is temporarily displaced. Typically, microneedling is recommended for fine lines and wrinkles.
A facelift is a surgical procedure with more dramatic results but can come with longer downtime.
Ellacor is different because it uses Micro-Coring technology with hollow needles to remove up to 12,000 tiny micro-cores of excess skin. The micro-cores are so miniscule, it doesn’t leave any scars. The process triggers collagen production and the skin’s natural healing process, which results in the improved appearance of wrinkles.
Many ellacor patients want better results than what microneedling can offer but don’t want or aren’t ready for a facelift. That’s where ellacor can be the right solution for them.
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