THE PROCEDURE - FRACTORA?
The area to be treated with Fractora™ is typically numbed with a topical or local anesthetic prior to the treatment. Next the Fractora™ handpiece stamps the areas of concern. Typical treatment times are under an hour. Next, the treated skin is cleansed and coated with a thin layer of antibiotic ointment followed by a proprietary skin rejuvenation cocktail. Some patients elect to undergo PRP therapy immediately following the Fractora™, for optimal results.
Fractionated RF energy found in Fractora is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro-pins to resurface and restore the skin, providing exceptional results with almost no patient downtime.Additionally, the Fractora™micro-pins can be selectively coated with silicone, allowing all skin types to be treated safely and without the undue risk of thermal damage to the superficial skin, minimizing the risk of hypo and hyperpigmentation, which is often seen with conventional lasers such as CO2.
Patients can expect to have anywhere from 1-6 treatment sessions depending on the specific Fractora regime. Treatments are typically spaced 4-6 week apart. Visible results can be seen immediately, although the most noticeable results appear 2 to 16 weeks following the treatment.
ABOUT SKIN RESURFACING
Fractora is a revolutionary skin resurfacing treatment utilizing bipolar radio-frequency fractional technology. Fractora provides dramatic skin and wrinkle improvement by fractionally ablating the skin and restructuring deeper tissue.
As a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment, Fractora RF delivers radiofrequency energy—hence the RF—below the skin’s surface, via microneedling. In the hands of an experienced provider, the Fractora RF device makes micro injuries in the dermis (the lower layer of the skin) with tiny needles and fractionated radiofrequency energy, experienced as heat.
RF microneedling triggers the skin’s natural healing response, restructuring the existing collagen, stimulating the production of more, and increasing the rate of cell turnover. The result is tighter, firmer skin, with smoother skin texture and a more even skin tone. It also helps reduce acne by shrinking the skin’s oil glands.
Because the skin-tightening and resurfacing treatment generally promotes healthy new skin and a youthful appearance, it can effectively treat many skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, mild skin laxity, sun damage, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and even active acne.
Though it’s most commonly used on the face and neck, Fractora RF can treat any body areas. It’s also safe for all skin types and tones, because it targets the deeper layers of the skin—unlike lasers, which target the superficial layers. There’s little risk of pigmentation issues and less downtime than other skin resurfacing options.
Your provider can customize the needle size and amount of radiofrequency energy delivered, to best target your skin concerns. They may recommend a series of treatments—usually three—for optimal results.