Am I A Good Candidate for Ellacor?

Posted on February 15, 2024

As we age, the amount of collagen and elastin in our skin starts to significantly decrease. This often leads to a loss of elasticity, sagging skin (jowls), and wrinkles. While there are surgical options to address these issues, not everyone is willing or able to go under the knife. Luckily, with Ellacor, you can see meaningful results without the need for surgery. But how do you know if you’re a good candidate for this nonsurgical treatment? Let’s take a look!

What is Ellacor?

Ellacor is a non-surgical treatment for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and sagging skin. It works by using hollow needles to remove micro-cores of skin. By making these tiny wounds, Ellacor kickstarts collagen and elastic production and results in a younger-looking appearance.

Who is A Good Candidate For Ellacor?

While there are many people who are good candidates for Ellacor, there are a few specifications that may make you an ideal candidate for this treatment.

Improve Facial Wrinkles

If you’re struggling with moderate to severe facial wrinkles, you are likely a great candidate for Ellacor. That’s exactly what the treatment was designed to address, and as long as you are in good overall health and don’t have any medical conditions that could affect the healing process, Ellacor should be the perfect treatment to help you achieve a younger-looking appearance.

Nonsurgical Treatment

For those not able or willing to go under the knife to address fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin, Ellacor is an ideal option. While this nonsurgical treatment does make tiny micro-wounds in the skin, it’s nowhere near as invasive as surgery. You can be back to your normal routine after a few days, and you won’t have to deal with excessive swelling or bruising.

Preventative Treatment

Ellacor can also be beneficial for individuals looking to prevent visible signs of aging before they even begin to show up. By doing this, you may be able to prevent the need for more invasive surgical procedures in the future.

Not Pregnant

To receive Ellacor treatment, you must also not be pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are, you’ll want to wait until after you’ve had birth and/or finished nursing.

What to Expect During Ellacor Treatment

To start treatment, we will administer lidocaine injections to numb the treatment area and ensure you’re completely comfortable. From there, we’ll use a handpiece with hollow needles to take microscopic cores of the skin on the cheeks, chin, and neck. The whole process takes about an hour.

Ellacor Aftercare

With Ellacor, the downtime is typically a week at most, and most patients find they can wear makeup after only a few days. As for results, you’ll see some improvement a few weeks after treatment, but the full results typically take 3-4 months to show up as collagen and elastin build up in the skin.

Schedule A Consultation

If you’re struggling with sagging skin and wrinkles, Ellacor may be the exact treatment you’re looking for. To learn more, don’t hesitate to take the first step and schedule a consultation with the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine today! Dr. Kalimullah and Dr. Cavanaugh are here to help you look and feel your best. Call our Chicago, IL office at 312-702-7191 or use our online contact form.