Stamford dermatologist offers non-surgical alternative to face lifts

It's called Ellacor and Dr. Omar Ibrahimi of the Connecticut Skin Institute says there is nothing out there like it.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2023, 1:48 AM

Updated 368 days ago

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A Stamford dermatologist is offering a new procedure that is being called "a non-surgical alternative to a face lift."
It's called Ellacor and Dr. Omar Ibrahimi of the Connecticut Skin Institute says there is nothing out there like it.
A hand-held device removes thousands of "tissue cores" of skin from the face using a process called "micro-coring". Ibrahimi says when the holes heal up, the face tightens, thereby helping to eliminate wrinkles.
"It takes the concept of cutting skin out, but it does so on a microscopic level. So instead of a plastic surgeon cutting out a large amount of tissue in front of the ears and pulling the skin tight, what Ellacor does is -- it's kind of a motorized punch biopsy, so it cuts out thousands of little micron-sized pieces of skin, and when you add the total amount of skin that's cut out, it removes a similar amount of tissue as compared to a facelift," Ibrahimi explains.
He says the treatment is approved for the lower face but could eventually be used on other parts of the body.
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