Ellacor Micro-Coring®

Ellacor Micro-Coring® Procedure

Reduce sagging skin and wrinkles without surgery

As we move through our life’s journey, one inevitable effect of time is skin laxity. This gradual loosening and drooping causes our jawline to soften, jowls to form and wrinkles to deepen in our mid and lower face. We’ve seen many notable advances in nonsurgical treatments for fine lines and sun damage, but sagging skin has proved more challenging to treat without surgery.

Ellacor with Micro-Coring Technology is out to change that. The ellacor treatment uses hollow needles to remove minuscule portions of skin, resulting in tighter, smoother skin without leaving any visible scars. Dr. Burns was involved in the original trial of this technology, and now Resurrect Skin MD is excited to be one of the first practices to offer the ellacor skin tightening treatment in Dallas. Request a consultation today.

Treatment Time

1-2 Hours




3-5 Days

Noticeable Results

1 Month

Full Results

3-6 Months

Treatments Needed


What Is Ellacor?

Ellacor is a first-of-its-kind solution for scarlessly removing and tightening skin. Its micro-coring technology combines the tried-and-true skin revitalization principles used for decades in fractional lasers and microneedling with the novel ability to physically extract tiny columns of skin through hollow needles.

Each needle in the ellacor device has an internal diameter so small (0.5mm) that it is below the threshold for scarring. Imagine getting a booster shot from your primary care doctor — even though the needle enters your skin, it’s small enough that it doesn’t leave a scar behind. Ellacor creates hundreds of similar punctures, removing micro-cores of skin as it goes. We’re essentially “deleting” aged skin.

After the procedure, your body’s natural healing process goes to work to close the cores, generating new collagen and elastin. This process delivers improvements in skin firmness and quality, without the risks and recovery time associated with surgical procedures, and without creating any scar tissue.

What Are the Benefits of Ellacor?

Dr. Burns got involved in the release of ellacor and chose to bring the device to Resurrect Skin MD because he saw its potential for:

  • Tightening mild to moderately loose skin
  • Firming skin that is thin and crepey
  • Smoothing moderate to severe wrinkles

Additional benefits of the ellacor system include:

  • In-office treatment with no general anesthesia
  • Treatment typically takes 30 minutes or less
  • No risk of heat-related injury
  • Less downtime than many energy-based skin tightening treatments
  • Provides natural-looking results without incisions and scarring
  • Can be combined with other treatments to enhance and extend your results

“Ellacor is the very first micro-coring device on the market, and I’m proud to have played a part in that. Before ellacor, the technologies we had for nonsurgical skin tightening usually relied on heat generated by a laser, radiofrequency or ultrasound energy to injure the skin. They frequently fell short of delivering the results we strive for. Ellacor has changed the landscape and I feel more confident that I can give my patients the results they’re looking for with less discomfort and downtime.”

— Dr. Burns

What Areas Can Ellacor Target?

Ellacor is FDA-cleared for treating concerns in the mid and lower face, such as:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Lines around the mouth
  • Marionette lines
  • Loss of jawline definition (jowls)

While these are the areas ellacor is currently intended for, the technology is not inherently limited to a specific region and may have future applications beyond the face.

Am I a Good Candidate for Ellacor?

Ideal candidates for ellacor are generally aged 40 to 60 and exhibiting early to moderate degrees of wrinkling and skin laxity in the lower two-thirds of the face. We can use Ellacor to proactively treat patients noticing initial signs of aging as well as more mature skin requiring rejuvenation beyond the capabilities of injectables. We can also use it for patients who have had a facelift and need a little more tightening but don’t want another surgical procedure.

You may hear ellacor called a “nonsurgical facelift”, but it’s important to understand where its limitations lie. Ellacor is not designed to replace surgical interventions for more severe skin laxity. If you have a significant amount of excess skin, a surgical facelift and/or neck lift might be a better fit.

If you’re considering ellacor, we invite you to consult with the Resurrect Skin MD team. We’ll assess your skin condition, discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if ellacor aligns with your needs.

Just 4 Simple Steps to Bring Your Skin to Life™

  • Book a consultation at Resurrect Skin MD
  • Let us take the lead and evaluate your skin
  • Receive your personalized treatment plan
  • Enjoy smoother, more beautiful skin!

What Should I Expect During My Ellacor Treatment?

Ellacor is performed comfortably right here in our office. On the day of your procedure, your provider will start by injecting local anesthesia into the treatment area to help you stay comfortable during the procedure.

Once your skin is sufficiently numb, your provider will strategically place the ellacor device to your skin to create micro-cores in a precise grid pattern. The device contains needles less than half a millimeter wide that rapidly punch out microscopic “cores” of skin, no larger than the width of a hair. Built-in suction simultaneously removes the excised tissue.

A single ellacor session removes up to 8% of dermal tissue in the targeted area. Healing begins almost instantly.

Is There Downtime After an Ellacor Treatment?

Downtime is significantly less with ellacor than with surgery, but you should still prepare for at least a few days off from regular activities. Most patients feel comfortable resuming work and social activities after three to five days.

During the initial post-treatment period, expect some bleeding, scabbing, redness and minor bruising and swelling. Your skin may feel warm and tight, but pain is rarely an issue.

Treat your skin gently while it heals. Avoid irritants like acids and exfoliators and forego makeup until your provider approves (generally 3-5 days). Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers, as well as occlusive barriers like petroleum jelly. You'll be able to resume your typical skincare and makeup routine once the micro-core sites have closed, usually about one week after the treatment.

“I founded Resurrect Skin MD with the intention of making it home to the world’s very best aesthetic technologies. Ellacor is an exciting option that bridges the gap between injectables and surgery. This is exactly what many of my patients are looking for — they need more than other noninvasive or minimally invasive treatments can give them, but they aren’t ready for an invasive procedure yet or hope to avoid them altogether. Ellacor gives us yet another tool to include in our comprehensive Skin to Life approach.”

— Dr. Burns

What Results Are Expected With Ellacor?

Ellacor produces results gradually. Over the next few months, your skin will repair the micro-cores and generate new collagen and elastin. As these processes take place, the treated skin can become visibly tighter, smoother and plumper with fewer lines and wrinkles. Full results are reached in three to six months.

Many people benefit from starting with an initial series of ellacor treatments. The usual protocol is two to three treatments, spaced one month apart.

Once we have achieved the maximum degree of improvement possible, you may choose to come in for annual follow-up treatments to maintain your results. An effective skincare regimen, especially the daily use of sunscreen, will help prolong the treatment’s benefits.

Experience the Future of Nonsurgical Skin Tightening at Resurrect Skin MD

As one of the first practices to offer the ellacor device in Dallas, Resurrect Skin MD remains committed to seeking out the most innovative aesthetic technologies for our patients. Every aspect of your care at our practice is informed by rigorous scientific evaluation and a deep passion for serving others. We want to be your trusted partner for skin care at every age.

Contact Resurrect Skin MD at 219-754-6865 to book your appointment and find out if ellacor is right for you.