ellacor® Micro-Coring

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Weiler Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer patients a minimally invasive, first-of-its-kind procedure for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction of the lower face called ellacor at our offices in the Baton Rouge and Hammond area. These innovative procedures use micro-coring to remove thousands of pinpoint columns of skin, causing the skin to renew and remodel itself. With just 1 to 3 procedures and a few days of downtime, ellacor can help you have noticeably smoother, tighter, and firmer skin without the risk of scarring.

Ellacor Before and After Images
Ellacor Before and After Images
Ellacor Before and After Images

What Is ellacor Micro-Coring?

Ellacor is an innovative, FDA-cleared skin rejuvenation procedure for moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face. Its unique Micro-Coring™ Technology uses hollow microneedles to puncture tiny columns of skin to a depth of up to 5 cm and suction them away. As each column is removed, the skin quickly realigns to close the tiny openings. The punctures increase collagen production as a healing response and are so small they do not produce scars.

How It Works 

Many skin rejuvenation procedures treat skin laxity and wrinkles by triggering the body’s natural healing process. Ellacor does so in a unique way. Here are some comparisons: 

  • Similar to fractional lasers, ellacor removes tiny micro-columns of skin; however, with ellacor, there is no risk of burns because it does not use thermal energy (heat).  
  • Like microneedling, ellacor punctures the skin to boost collagen production; however, instead of temporarily displacing the skin cells like microneedling, ellacor removes the tiny columns of skin for instant remodeling within the skin. The punctures are so small that they don’t create scars. 
  • Like fractional lasers and microneedling, ellacor impacts only a fraction of the tissue in each treated area for faster healing and quick recovery.  

How Much Does ellacor Cost in Baton Rouge?

At Weiler Plastic Surgery, the cost for an ellacor procedure starts at $3,000 and varies with procedure areas and patient needs. We will provide you with a personalized price quote during your consultation with one of our experienced providers. 

Is Micro-Coring Right for Me?

These procedures are safe and effective for adults who: 

  • Are at least 22 years old 
  • Have fair to light brown skin tone (Fitzpatrick skin types I to IV) 
  • Are in good health and free from conditions that impair wound healing  

A consultation is required with one of our providers to ensure ellacor is right for you. 


Cleared by the FDA for use on the lower cheeks, around the mouth, and under the chin, ellacor provides the following benefits: 

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

Because ellacor doesn’t tighten the underlying facial muscles or fascia, it does not take the place of a surgical facelift.  

How Are ellacor Procedures Performed? 

Ellacor Device

Our providers perform ellacor procedures by first numbing the targeted areas using a local anesthetic. Next, as the provider places the automated ellacor handpiece on the skin, it rapidly punctures and cores a 10×10 mm square area. The provider moves the procedure head to the adjacent area until the procedure is complete, which takes about 30 minutes. After the skin is gently cleansed and soothing serum is applied, you are free to return home. 

Most patients need 2 to 3 procedures spaced 1 month apart for optimal results. 


After an ellacor procedure, initial swelling, redness, and bruising are normal. You will need to cover the skin with a protective ointment for 24 to 48 hours and avoid makeup for about 4 to 7 days. Most patients are ready to go in public and return to work in about 3 to 5days. 

How Long Does It Take To See Results  

Patients often begin to see improvement within a few weeks of their first procedure. The skin gradually becomes firmer and smoother over the following 3 to 6 months as collagen develops and the micro-columns heal completely. 

To learn more about ellacor and other facial rejuvenation options, request a consultation using our online form or call (225) 399-0001 for an appointment. 

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