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Ellacor® with Micro-Coring Technology
in Greenville, SC

Ellacor Greenville SC
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Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is certified in functional medicine and an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We are Greenville’s premier physician-run medical Wellness and Aesthetic center. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer Ellacor for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What is Ellacor with Micro-Coring Technology?

Ellacor with Micro-Coring Technology is the first and only device of its kind that removes skin on the microscale with 90% of patients showing an improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles. Ellacor provides natural-looking results without the pain associated with more invasive surgery or procedures. Over 86% of patients are satisfied with their ellacor results!

How Does Ellacor Work?

Ellacor uses hollow needles to remove micro-cores of skin, resulting in an improved appearance of
moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face without the evidence of scarring.

Benefits of an ellacor Micro-Coring Procedure

  • In-office procedure performed under local anesthesia
  • Visible, natural-looking results
  • 90% of patients showed improvement in moderate to severe wrinkles1
  • Precisely removes excess skin from targeted areas

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Micro-Coring Procedure?

Ellacor is ideal for patients looking for a non-surgical solution for mid-to-lower face wrinkles and excess
skin. Ellacor is approved for Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV, which means it may not be a good option for
patients with darker skin tones. Ellacor should not be performed on people who have medical conditions
that inhibit proper wound healing and women who are pregnant.

What to Expect from an ellacor Micro-Coring Procedure?

On the day of your procedure, you will receive a local anesthetic to the treated area to help you stay
comfortable during the procedure. Once your skin is numb, your provider will strategically place the
ellacor device to your skin to create micro-cores in a precise grid pattern. Excess skin will be removed
through hollow needles, but the micro-cores are so tiny that they will begin to heal almost immediately.

Before and Afters


Patient results may vary. Recovery time ranges from a few days to weeks, which can vary by patient and treatment settings. Since every patient heals at different rates, patient results and experience may vary. Please consult with your ellacor provider for more information.

The ellacor® System with Micro-Coring® Technology is indicated for use by medical professionals for the treatment of moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face in adults aged 22 years or older with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV. 

The ellacor procedure should not be performed on patients that are pregnant, nursing, or those with a history of keloids, bleeding disorders, allergies to anesthesia, or autoimmune conditions that may affect the treatment outcome. It should not be used in patients that have skin cancer, open wounds/
sores, or facial implants in the treatment area. Patients should not take high doses of anticoagulants or NSAIDS for 14 days pre-treatment, or have had cosmetic injections/fillers in the treatment area during the previous six months. For a complete list of contraindications, please visit