Ellacor® Micro-Coring™ System in Louisville, KY

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The Ellacor® Micro-Coring™ System is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that removes cores of excess skin in the mid and lower face on a microscale to smooth and tighten skin. Advanced signs of facial aging, such as deep wrinkles and sagging skin, can be difficult to treat effectively without surgery. Ellacor is FDA-approved to treat moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid- to lower face without incisions or surgery. Clinical studies of Ellacor report a 91% improvement of moderate to severe wrinkles and a very high rate of patient satisfaction.

The minimally invasive procedure typically takes less than 60 minutes and requires only a few days of downtime. It is recommended to undergo anywhere from 1- 3 treatments, depending on patient goals and skin laxity, for optimal results.


This novel treatment, also called fractional tissue extraction or micro-excisional skin removal, uses hollow needles to precisely remove between 6,000 and 12,000 tiny “microcores” of excess skin, without surgery or thermal energy. These needles are small and precise enough to extend through the full thickness of the skin, effectively removing minuscule cores of the skin (less than half a millimeter in diameter). When the skin heals, it contracts and therefore tightens without scarring. As much as 8% of the skin’s volume can be removed in a single treatment session.

This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else.

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Dr mizuguchi and his team are hands down the best! He is amazing! I would not go to anyone else, I trust him 100%. I drive over 2 hrs to see him. His office staff are amazing as well. They are very knowledgeable. If you call the office it does not matter who you talk to they all know what is going on and are able to help you and answer any question you have. They are professional, thorough, and caring. The office is beautiful as well. Dr mizuguchi never disappoints !

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Wonderful! Can’t recommend enough. Every member of this team is so pleasant and so sweet! I felt so taken care of from start to finish. They have an excellent, upbeat, happy atmosphere which immediately puts you at ease. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Such a beautiful clean environment, I honestly could not fault 1 thing about my experience! Thank you all!!!

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Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!

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Your time with him is never rushed. The staff really takes the time to know you and answer any questions.

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Ellacor is FDA cleared for use on the lower cheeks, around the mouth, and under the chin, ellacor provides the following benefits:

  • Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
  • Firms and tightens excess, sagging skin
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Refines and remodels the skin
  • Reduces the appearance acne scars
  • No incisions or scarring
  • Can reduce the appearance of “marionette lines” and jowls
  • Produces visible results while maintaining natural-looking results
  • In- office treatment with no general anesthesia needed

Our providers have designed a post-treatment protocol comprised of exosomes and award-winning products like Alastin Skin Nectar to accelerate healing at a cellular level, boosting our body’s natural healing process and decreasing healing time. After an Ellacor procedure, you can expect swelling, redness, and bruising in the immediate post-op period. You will need to cover the skin with a protective ointment like aquaphor for 24 hours and avoid makeup for about 4 to 7 days, or until your cores have begun to heal. Most patients feel comfortable going out in public in about 4 to 5 days, depending on how aggressive the treatment settings are.

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Patients often begin to see improvement within a few weeks of their first procedure. The skin gradually becomes firmer and smoother over the following 3 to 6 months as collagen develops and the micro-columns heal completely.



The Ellacor system is indicated for the treatment of moderate and severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face in adults aged 22 years and older with Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV. A consultation is recommended with our PA-C, Sarah, to ensure Ellacor is right for you.

Feel free to contact our office at 502-200-0600 to schedule a consultation and learn more about this exciting new procedure.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.