Ellacor in San Diego
ellacor® is a first-of-its-kind technology to precisely remove excess skin and stimulate the production of new, healthier skin.
La Jolla Cosmetic is proud to be one of the first in the nation to offer ellacor. We can customize your treatment at our La Jolla location to help you achieve your goals, including:
- Lifting and tightening skin
- Smoothing out wrinkles
- Getting rid of jowls
- Defining your jawline
How does Ellacor work?
Ellacor is a new treatment which uses Micro-Coring™, a method of micro-excisional skin removal or fractional tissue extraction that removes thousands of “micro-cores” of skin without heat energy or surgery. The body’s healing response then goes to work after the treatment to close the tiny cores.
Is Ellacor the right non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment for me?
Ellacor is FDA-cleared to treat moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face in adults aged 22 years or older with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV.
If you want smoother, tighter skin but are not yet ready for a surgical facelift or neck lift, you may be a candidate for ellacor. Or, if you had a facelift in the past and are looking for a refresh, ellacor could be an excellent solution.
Where does all the removed skin go?
With every micro-core created by ellacor, its built-in suction system immediately removes the skin out of the needles. Depending on your goals, we may remove up to 8% of the volume of the skin during an ellacor treatment.
How many ellacor treatments will I need?
The number of ellacor treatments you need is entirely dependent on your goals and your doctor’s recommendations after a comprehensive analysis of your skin. If your goal is to prevent aging, you may only need one treatment. If your goal is to postpone the need for a surgical facelift, you may need a series of treatments with about one month between each.
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What happens during an ellacor treatment?
The whole process of coming to La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre for your ellacor treatment takes about an hour, with the treatment itself taking about 30 minutes. When you visit our office for your treatment, we’ll:
- Cleanse your face and remove all makeup
- Take photos
- Inject local anesthesia or apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas
- Move the ellacor handpiece across the treatment area, creating precise micro-cores in a grid-like pattern
What is the recovery from ellacor like?
For most people, it takes 2-3 days to recover and be ready to return to everyday activities. Because ellacor does not involve energy or heat, it has an easier recovery process and causes less swelling than other skin rejuvenation treatments.
How is ellacor different from microneedling or other laser & energy devices?
While microneedling uses micro-injuries to stimulate the skin’s healing response, it does not eliminate skin like ellacor does. ellacor is the only treatment of its kind to remove skin on the microscale, and it does so without leaving behind scars or marks of any kind.
Beyond tightening skin and smoothing out wrinkles…
Ellacor is still new to the aesthetic market, but doctors are quickly realizing that it has some benefits outside of reducing the appearance of wrinkles, such as:
- Can be used to do a lip lift without any scarring
- Can treat acne scars
How Much Does Ellacor Cost?
We’re all about bringing you the best techniques with the most affordable pricing! Get started with Ellacor for as little as $182 per month with our convenient payment plans. Just make a $1,200 initial payment and qualify with average credit for 48 months. You’ll enjoy even lower monthly payments if you have above-average credit or you can pay more upfront. How cool is that?
Just keep in mind that pricing may vary based on your unique needs and goals. You can check out our pricing page for fee ranges and other specific details.
Applying for plastic surgery financing is super easy and convenient online, or we’ll guide you through your options during your consultation. There’s never been a better time to get healthier, more radiant skin. Let’s make it happen!
Learn More at a Personal Consultation
We’ll be happy to tell you more about ellacor treatments. Book a free virtual consultation or contact us at (858) 452-1981 with additional questions about the procedure. We look forward to hearing from you!
Last reviewed by a La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre Editor on January 10th, 2024. Meet Our Medical Editors