Ellacor Chicago

Ellacor, the most innovative procedure for minimally invasive skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, is now available at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery. Ellacor is a new type of aesthetic device that uses fractional micro-coring technology to remove sagging skin caused by age without cutting into the skin or leaving scars.


What is Ellacor?

Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery is thrilled to be the first practice in Chicago to offer the Ellacor System with Micro Coring Technology! A revolutionary wrinkle and skin laxity treatment, the Ellacor System with Micro Coring Technology produces natural results with minimal recovery. Ellacor targets the lower to mid face area without surgery or scarring. Treatment takes less than hour in the comfort of our office.


How does Ellacor work?

The Ellacor System removes micro-cores of skin using hollow needles, resulting in an improved appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face without any evidence of scarring. Unlike microneedling and similar modalities that injure the skin, Ellacor cuts and removes dermal and epidermal skin leaving behind clean surgical skin. After skin is removed, the body’s natural healing process goes into effect. The dermal tissue quickly realigns to close the cores and the skin architecture improves. Nothing compares to the Ellacor System with its one-of-a-kind technology.


Who is the ideal candidate?

Who is the ideal candidate?

The Ellacor System with Micro-Coring Technology is a great option for adults who are seeking an improvement in skin laxity and visible signs of facial aging. Ellacor should not be performed on people who have medical conditions that inhibit proper wound healing and women who are pregnant.


What is the healing process like?

What is the healing process like?

**See above for day by day healing. Keep in mind, this is only tracking healing recovery and results will not become visible for many weeks.**

Following the Ellacor procedure, recovery normally requires a week of social downtime. Redness and swelling are common side effects, although they should go away in a few days. Patients will be instructed to avoid using harsh skin care products and makeup for a week while keeping the treated area covered with ointment for one to two days.



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What does the procedure feel like?

To ensure your comfort during treatment, a local anesthetic will be administered to the treatment area. Once the skin has become numb, our provider will carefully use the Ellacor device in order to strategically construct micro-cores in a precise grid pattern. The hollow needles will be used to remove extra skin, but because the micro-cores are so small, healing will start practically immediately.

Immediately following the procedure, the skin will feel warm and tight. This should subside after 24 hours. For the week following the procedure, the skin will feel tight but not uncomfortable. This will become less noticeable after a week once the skin heals.

(1) No incisions or evidence of scarring (2) Removes skin resulting in the skin tightening as it heals (3) Safe and quick healing process (4) Precisely removes excess skin from targeted areas (5) Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles (6) Can reduce the appearance of marionette lines and jowls (7) Results are visible while still looking natural (8) In-office procedure performed under local anesthesia

Since every patient is different, our providers will assess your skin and discuss your goals and concerns in order to determine how many Ellacor treatments are required.

Treatments are ideally spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

What Our
Patients Say

“Not sure where to begin. I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Schierle and his team. I must mention Monika as well, Dr. Schierle and her make a great pair! The overall experience has been amazing. From my consultation to all my follow ups, the patience, compassion, commitment and communication have been the key things that made it such a great experience! If you are thinking about a cosmetic procedure, I would highly recommend Dr. Schierle and his team.”

- Staci W.

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Northwestern Specialists
Plastic Surgery

676 N St Clair Street, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday-Friday 8a-5p
Saturday: 9a-2p
Sunday: Closed

Northwestern Med Spa Streeterville

676 N St Clair Street, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday: 8a-6p
Tuesday-Thursday: 8a-7p
Friday: 9a-5p
Saturday: 9a-2p
Sunday: Closed

Northwestern Med Spa River North

3 E Huron Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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Friday 9a-5p
Saturday: 9a-2p
Sunday: Closed

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