Your facial appearance is an essential aspect of your overall personal presentation. The desire to maintain healthy and youthful firmness and contours is a motivating goal for many people. Diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors are fundamental mechanisms to help maintain an attractive appearance, but they are not always sufficient. Fortunately, surgical and non-invasive procedures can dramatically improve your appearance and self-confidence.
Ellacor is the newest cutting-edge technology available to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles without the use of thermal energy and with no scarring or lengthy downtime. To learn more about Ellacor in San Luis Obispo County, contact Charles Chalekson, MD Inc. to arrange a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon and exceptional team of aesthetic experts.
As you age, facial skin becomes looser and fine lines, wrinkles, and skin folds begin to appear. Various age-related skin conditions such as these can be treated with a diverse array of other non-surgical techniques, including laser treatments, dermabrasion, microneedling, thermal skin tightening, and chemical peels.
Ellacor in San Luis Obispo County uses fractional micro-coring technology to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles without surgery or thermal energy. These micro-scale excisions are below the size threshold necessary to cause scarring. The US FDA has approved Ellacor to treat areas in the mid to lower face, including the area around the mouth, the cheeks, and the chin.
Ellacor is the first system to remove excess skin on the micro-scale. During the treatment, tiny cores of skin are removed with small hollow needles. After the skin is removed, the body’s natural healing response immediately kicks into gear to close the holes resulting in a firmer, smoother surface. Roughly the same amount of skin that is removed during a facelift is also removed during an Ellacor® treatment at a much smaller and less invasive scale.
Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and produces noticeable results with minimal downtime. The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient, but generally, two to four are performed four to six weeks apart.
There is potential for mild discomfort during the treatment as well as some tenderness immediately after during your recovery period. You may receive a topical anesthetic or injected anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Because Ellacor is minimally invasive, downtime is brief, and post-recovery care is simple. Most patients can resume normal activities within three days, while some prefer to extend social downtime to a week due to the appearance of mild redness, swelling, and bruising.
Men and women over the age of 40 who wish to rejuvenate their overall facial appearance by diminishing sagging skin and wrinkles may be great candidates for Ellacor treatments in San Luis Obispo County. Individuals should be in general good health and not have conditions that inhibit wound healing. Pregnant women should not have the procedure.
The best way to determine if Ellacor treatments are suitable for you is by scheduling a consultation in our office. At this visit, Dr. Chalekson will evaluate your areas of concern, health history, and aesthetic goals to customize a treatment plan unique to your needs. This might involve additional procedures such as cosmetic injectables or a brow or eyelid lift to further enhance your results.
If you would like to turn back the clock on the signs of aging, or enhance your overall appearance, Charles Chalekson, MD Inc. offers a variety of surgical and non-invasive options to help you look and feel your best. Cosmetic procedures like Ellacor in San Luis Obispo County can provide you with satisfactory results that improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life.
Our clinic proudly serves patients from across the country and throughout California, including San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how we can help you reach your goals.