WHAT IS FRACTORA?
Fractora skin treatment is a safe and effective rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging and restore skin to its youthful appearance. Fractora lets you look and feel younger by reducing the effects of aging. Fractora is the most advanced fractional radio frequency (RF) treatment available, providing improvements on tone and texture for a more radiant appearance through skin resurfacing and ablation (removal of tissue).
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This highly-effective affordable outpatient procedure is performed using the following steps:
- First, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area
- After the numbing cream is applied a device delivering radio frequency energy through micro-pins is then used to deliver the RF energy within the skin surface.
Fractora delivers RF energy to the skin through an array of pins producing localized heat and small micro-lesion dots in the treatment area. The gentle heat generated by the Fractora pins in the sub-dermal tissue promotes collagen restructuring for skin rejuvenation and an improved appearance in the skin. The methodical scattering of micro-lesions allows the skin to heal faster than if the entire area was ablated. Physicians can offer a versatile treatment that can provide non-ablative to minimally ablative results up to 1 mm in depth making this treatment extremely versatile and able to be customized for maximum results since the device has tips with varying depths. Ablation of the skin promotes skin resurfacing while untreated skin between the pins promotes faster healing of the treatment tissue. The versatility of parameters allows the user to vary the depth of ablation, coagulation, and heat.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Fractora can be used on any areas that need rejuvenation. The most commonly treated areas include lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth, and neck. Yet, other body areas that exhibit fine or deep wrinkles, discoloration or areas that suffer from acne scarring are also suitable for treatment. Fractora is actually very effective on cystic acne and acne scarring.
WHEN WILL RESULTS BE VISIBLE?
Visible results can be seen immediately, though throughout the brief recovery period (usually around three days) typically the results will become even more evident. Improvements continue for up to six weeks after treatment which is when the final results will be visible. Fractora delivers improvements to the broadest range of symptoms of aging skin including fine lines, deep lines, texture, pigment irregularities, blood vessels, and redness. Fractora is so versatile and effective that it offers improvements for aging skin that would normally require two, three or even four different technologies.
WHAT KIND OF POST-PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use good quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process. The experienced staff at Hillelson-Whipple will discuss additional post-procedure care to ensure maximum benefits from your Fractora treatment. Though all results vary, it’s always a good idea to visit us online to see before and after pictures about this exciting non-surgical skin treatment option. Anyone from age 35 and up who wants a more youthful appearance is a potential candidate. Contact Hillelson-Whipple at 804-290-0060 to further discuss a customized Fractora treatment.