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Ellacor: Facelift Alternative Without The Knife

Ellacor: Facelift Alternative Without The Knife

Question: I have some loose skin in my lower face and neck. I’m not ready for a facelift but want a snatched jawline. RF micro-needling helped some but I feel I need more. Would Ellacor be a better option?

Answer by Dr. Anita MandalThink of Ellacor as a treatment that permanently removes excess skin and wrinkles. The end result is smoother, tighter, more lifted skin. Unlike Ellacor’s dermal micro-coring technology, RF microneedling doesn’t remove skin but works by delivering thermal energy to stimulate collagen and elastin to lift, tighten and smooth the skin.
 
While both Ellacor and RF micro-needling have some overlap in what they do, they are different technologies with different results. The key difference lies in degree of improvement. RF micro-needling does a better job than Ultherapy whereas Ellacor is more effective than RF micro-needling. If you’ve had RF micro-needling but want more improvement without going under the knife, then Ellacor may be the next best step for you.
 
Unlike the 1 day downtime of RF micro-needling, Ellacor averages 3 days of downtime where you can’t wear makeup to allow time for the dermal micro-cores to heal. Typically, no pain medications or special dressings are needed even though Ellacor is a more aggressive and effective treatment.
 
Many patients opt to use Ellacor to reset the aging clock. Once healed, they have the option to add RF micro-needling treatments to further enhance results to slow down future aging. Facial aging is an ongoing process and pairing Ellacor with RF micro-needling can take your lifting, tightening and skin smoothing to the next level. 
 
Unlike facelift surgery which comes with scars, higher risks and sometimes an over-pulled or wind-blown appearance, Ellacor gives a very natural-looking lift. In addition to combining it with RF micro-needling, Ellacor can be paired with Bellafill - the 5-year filler - to restore lost volume and treat deep facial lines.
 
If you are not ready for a facelift but want to look rested, refreshed and good for your age, Ellacor may be an ideal option for you. A detailed consultation with a board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon experienced in both Ellacor dermal micro-coring, RF micro-needling and Bellafill - the 5-year filler - is the first step.
 
Dr. Anita Mandal is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation, facial cosmetic surgery and non-invasive body contouring. Having a “boutique” practice, she performs all of her own treatments in her office surgical and laser suites. Dr. Mandal’s expertise lies in giving natural results using the latest, most advanced techniques. Call today 561.238.0040 to schedule a consultation or email us at concierge@mandalplasticsurgery.com.