Ellacor® Micro-Coring redefines anti-aging technology with its micro-coring skin solutions. At MD Brothers, we are committed to leading the Chicagoland area regarding state-of-the-art cosmetic and aesthetic technologies, such as Ellacor® Micro-Coring. Ellacor® is the first FDA-approved non-surgical treatment to improve moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face.

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What is Ellacor®?

Ellacor® Micro-Coring is a new technology that allows providers to treat aging skin through the process of micro-coring. Micro-coring involves the removal of miniscule, micro pieces of the skin in order for the skin to heal these micro-wounds into a tighter, more youthful complexion. The cores that are so small, that they are beneath the threshold for facial scarring and will leave no permanent damage. The micro-coring treatment can be described in a similar manner to microneedling, but instead of delivering micro-wounds to the skin, micro-coring involves removing the skin of the micro-wound entirely.

What is the Ellacor® treatment like?

The Ellacor® treatment is provided within our MD Brothers Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine Chicago Bucktown location. This treatment process involves a numbing period, followed by the Ellacor® micro-coring treatment that takes about thirty minutes. A few days to weeks after the treatment, the patient can expect to return to the office for a follow-up appointment with the doctor. Because every patient is unique, we offer customizable micro-coring solutions to address the specific requirements of each of our patients. Our team works closely with the patient to tailor this treatment to meet the needs and expectations of our patients.

How it Works

  • The breakthrough device uses specially designed hollow needles that precisely remove micro-cores of excess, sagging skin
  • After the skin is removed, the body’s natural healing response goes into effect as the skin quickly realigns to close the micro-cores
  • The Ellacor® procedure is typically finished in less than 30 minutes (excluding the numbing period before the procedure)
  • The results are improved skin architecture and natural-looking results, with minimal downtime


  • Non-surgical way to remove micro-cores of dermal and epidermal tissue for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face
  • Healing time for patients is typically faster compared to energy-based devices
  • Reduce the appearance of aging skin
  • Improve skin architecture and firmness
  • Provide natural-looking results with minimal downtime

Why Choose Ellacor® Micro-Coring?

Ellacor® is different from other skin-tightening treatments in a few different ways. Rather than relying on tightening existing skin, this innovative procedure removes micro-portions of excess or lax skin. This tissue removal improves the appearance of wrinkles and aging skin by using hollow core needles. These needles essentially delete sagging skin, instead of trying to tighten it. At MD Brothers, we invest in the latest technology to stay ahead of industry standards and be a leader in Chicago aesthetic technologies, which includes Ellacor® Micro-Coring.

The Procedure You Have Been Looking For

If you want visible, natural-looking results without the excessive downtime that may come with more invasive treatments, the Ellacor® system may be your answer.

  • 90% of patients showed improvement on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale
  • 86% overall patient satisfaction when considering all treatment sides
  • 1.3 mean improvement in wrinkles on the Lemperle Wrinkle Assessment Scale

Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced providers at MD Brothers to unlock the potential of Ellacor®
micro-Coring – where cosmetic precision meets Chicago’s top
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