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ellacor® Micro-Coring in Wilmington, NC

We’re proud to be one of the first practices in the U.S. to offer ellacor®: the groundbreaking, FDA Approved aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles. Our providers are highly skilled in this technology and can use it to enhance your appearance and improve the overall look of your skin!
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What is ellacor® Micro-Coring™?

The Micro-Coring™ technology of ellacor® is a revolutionary way to promote collagen production and give you younger-looking skin with a firmer structure. This is done by using hollow needles to precisely poke into and extract tiny amounts of skin. The minute coring triggers your body’s natural healing processes, and your body quickly closes the spaces where skin was removed.

ellacor® Micro-Coring™ Before and After Photo

The History of ellacor®

As part of our dedication to our patients, we only offer the most trusted treatments, and we’re proud to include ellacor® in our lineup. After it received FDA approval and proved successful in clinical trials, our professionals embraced the many benefits of ellacor® and gained experience using it. As one of the nation’s pioneer providers of ellacor®, and the first in our state, Wilmington Dermatology is proud to remain on the cutting-edge of non-surgical skincare.

How Does ellacor® Work?

By using Micro-Coring™ technology, ellacor® carefully removes skin on a micro level to tighten wrinkled skin. This treatment is unlike other types of aesthetic procedures, ellacor® doesn’t leave behind evidence of scarring and rejuvenates your skin without the use of thermal energy. This streamlines your healing process and avoids the risk of heat-related injury.

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Benefits of ellacor® Skin Revitalization Procedure

With ellacor®, you can expect dynamic results that will help you fall in love with your skin. Some of the benefits of ellacor® include:

  • Minimized appearance of aging skin
  • Improvement in skin architecture
  • Natural-looking results

ellacor® Treatment Prep and Results

Prior to Treatment

Our doctors will make sure your skin is free from irritants or dermatological infections before undergoing ellacor®. On the day of your procedure, we ask that you come to the office with clean, makeup-free skin. We also recommend that you do not take any herbal supplements or pain medications, such as NSAIDs, because they may increase your risk of bleeding or bruising.

During Treatment

Your treatment will take around 30 minutes or less to complete. Our doctors will minimize your pain by providing you with anesthetic to keep you comfortable.

After Treatments & Results

Because of the unique method that ellacor uses, and its minimally invasive nature, you won’t need to upend your life to make time for this procedure. Though every patient heals differently, most patients experience around three days of downtime and then feel comfortable returning to everyday activities. You may experience redness, swelling, slight bruising, or discomfort, all of which will subside in a few days after your treatment.

Am I a Candidate for ellacor®?

Most likely, yes! If you are at least 22 years old and want to non-surgically target wrinkles, saggy skin, and fine lines in the mid-to-lower face, ellacor® is perfect for you. During a consultation at Wilmington Dermatology, we can determine if this heat-free procedure suits your skin goals, lifestyle, and unique needs. We’ll explain what ellacor® can do for you and create a personalized price quote and treatment plan.

Why Choose Wilmington Dermatology for ellacor® Micro-Coring™?

We’ve positioned ourselves at the forefront of the dermatology and aesthetic industry by embracing the latest and greatest treatments and technologies. This is part of our mission to provide you with the most effective — and innovative — ways to achieve the results you’ve always dreamed of. And our care only begins with what we offer: your services are delivered with a personal touch from experts who care deeply about bringing out your most beautiful and confident self.

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Frequently Asked ellacor® Questions

We’re here to give you all the resources you need to help you decide if ellacor® is right for you. To give you a better idea of what you can expect, here are answers to some of the top questions we receive about ellacor®:

How is the ellacor® system different from other skin revitalizations?

By using the first-of-its-kind method of Micro-Coring™, extremely small portions of skin are removed with hollow needles during the procedure. This process not only stimulates collagen production for more youthful, bouncy skin, but also removes excess skin that can cause sagging and wrinkles.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your aesthetic goals and your unique anatomy, the proper amount of ellacor® treatments will be determined during a personal consultation with one of our doctors. In clinical trials of ellacor® most patients found success after receiving three treatments that were spaced around 30 days apart.

Is the treatment painful?

Most patients only report pain of a level 2 on a 0–10 pain scale when receiving ellacor®. To make sure you remain comfortable during the procedure, our doctor will provide you with a mild anesthetic.

How is ellacor® different from microneedling?

Like microneedling, ellacor® stimulates collagen production by creating micro-injuries to the skin. However, ellacor® is the first of its kind to also remove small amounts of skin during the procedure, allowing for an even more tight and youthful appearance.

Does ellacor® use laser, radiofrequency, or ultrasound energy?

Unlike other procedures that lean on lasers, radiofrequency, or ultrasound energy, ellacor® doesn’t utilize any thermal energy. This allows for a smoother healing process that takes less time.

Patient Documents

Please download and view the Ellacor® pre-visit instructions ahead of your visit.
Please download and view the Ellacor® post-care instructions to follow after your treatment.

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Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes
Friendly and professional team. First class organization. I would highly recommend to everyone to use them. Thank you everyone!
Susan Stone
Susan Stone
The office is run very well by professional but friendly staff. Savanna made me feel comfortable during my visit.
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Kenneth Rademacher
Very professional, thorough, and kept me informed and answered all my concerns
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Marsha Freedman
Our appointment was on time. The doctor was wonderful and so was the staff. I'll definitely go back as needed