Ellacor Technology in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

A cutting-edge wrinkle-reducing and skin-tightening treatment.

Introduction to Ellacor Technology

Ellacor Technology

RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa is proud to offer Ellacor Technology, a cutting-edge wrinkle-reducing, and skin-tightening treatment.

    • Time causes skin laxity and less collagen production, increasing the emergence of aging skin. As a result, subtle lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose become more pronounced with age. And the deeper the lines, the harder it is to eliminate them.

      This minimally invasive procedure creates a new category of cosmetic devices, employing fractional micro-coring technology to remove excess skin related to aging. In addition, it involves no incisions, sutures, or scarring.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment overview

How Ellacor Works?

While other medical spa treatments utilize thermal energy or radiofrequency to prompt skin cell renewal, the Ellacor system’s micro-coring technology goes further. During a single Ellacor session, the system removes thousands of your skin’s micro-cores, encouraging your body to produce healthier tissue. In addition, the needles in the device are less than 0.5mm wide, significantly limiting the risk of scarring.

The groundbreaking technology employs uniquely designed hollow needles to remove micro-cores with precision. There is no heat, so there is no risk of thermal injuries. Once we complete the treatment, your body’s natural healing response will engage by realigning to close the cores. The outcome is enhanced skin scaffolding and natural-appearing benefits without scarring.


Ideal Ellacor candidates are men and women who struggle with mild to moderate wrinkles on the lower facial region. The treatment is cleared for patients 22 or older and is best suited for patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, pending testing for deeper tones.

As Ellacor is the first treatment to employ micro-coring technology, many variations will likely be developed. That said, Ellacor, or similar therapies, may one day be approved to treat alternative body areas and a more comprehensive range of skin types.

Patient areas of concern Ellacor can soften or resolve include:

• Perioral wrinkles
• Nasolabial folds
• Jowling
• Upper neck sagging
• Jawline sagging

Ellacor may not be a good fit for patients with the following:

• Active acne, folliculitis, or rosacea inflammations
• History of abnormal scarring
• Open sores or wounds
• Stainless steel allergy
• Bleeding disorder
• Using certain meds
• Surgical scarring less than a year old
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding


Ellacor Treats

The Ellacor treatment in Vernon Hills employ micro-coring technology to address:

Perioral wrinkles

Nasolabial folds


Upper neck sagging

Jawline sagging


Benefits of Ellacor

Ellacor is an improved alternative to other minimally-invasive skin-tightening treatments, an option many patients find rewarding. Its benefits include:
• Minimally invasive
• Addresses age-related skin laxity
• No thermal skin tissue damage
• No scarring following
• Short recovery and downtime
• High satisfaction rates

Micro-coring treatments significantly limit the chance of severe complications, making it an excellent treatment option for patients with specific skin sensitivities. For example, compared to laser treatments, study data revealed no severe skin complications like herpes simplex virus and acne-related complaints without preventive medication.

How We Perform Ellacor

To start, we numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic and other numbing agents if needed. From there, the treatment applies hollow needles gently administered with a handheld device. The skin amount removed, the penetration depth, and the pathway of the hand are customized to address your particular cosmetic concerns. Ellacor targets the dermal and epidermal tissues, precisely removing damaged skin and extracting it through the needles. Then, the body’s natural healing process will close the micro-cores, resulting in significant wrinkle reduction and skin-tightening benefits.

We will provide detailed aftercare instructions following your Ellacor treatment. Each patient has a unique healing timeline, but following micro-coring, your body will recover from realigning and tightening skin tissues. Mild swelling, bruising, redness, and other skin changes will be brief, and you can expect any side effects to resolve within a week.

Patients will see a distinct but natural difference in skin quality as collagen production increases during healing. In addition, your wrinkles will appear to smooth away.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ellacor FAQs

Ellacor near you

Book Your Ellacor Consultation

Your Ellacor treatment in Vernon Hills, IL is one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your appointment for a day and time that’s convenient for you.

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Happy patients


I had never had a laser treatment and my technician put all my worries to rest and was patient. Definitely helps that instead of calling a particular step ‘painful’ she called it ‘spicy’ which is quite kind. I’m only a few minutes post procedure but very excited for my results.
-Brian Krampe
Amazing staff and doctors
-Loretta Dorn
I first heard about Jen from my sister who has been going to her for quiet some time. She would NOT let up about how wonderful Jen was until I booked my first appointment. “My skin will thank me in a couple of months” she said, and let me tell you, she wasn’t wrong! I’m a registered nurse and the frequent mask wearing has change my skin completely for the worse. Jen is so knowledgable and so ready to impart her knowledge with you. I’ve learned so much from her. I’m feeling confident that my skin is now on the right direction with one facial at a time. My skin always looks and feels great when I leave her. She’s kind, professional, and knows how to keep things fun and comfortable. Never a time where I feel embarrassed about my skin with her. I would HIGHLY recommend her!
-Naomi Stirbu
Just moved to the area from the city. Great experience and friendly staff.
-Miriam Cardenas
Dr. Morno and her team are so incredible. I completely trust them with all of my cosmetic needs.

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