What is Fractora?
Fractora is the non-surgical skin tightening treatment that everyone is talking about.
The non-invasive, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment is so often lauded because of its high satisfaction rating of 70%.
Age comes for us all. There’s not much we can do about that. But we don’t have to accept the signs of getting older lying down.
That’s where Fractora comes in.
The treatment gives you smoother, tighter skin one session at a time.
Fractora can also dramatically improve the appearance of blemishes, such as large pores, acne scars, and sun damage.
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Fractora – The Fractional Laser Skin Treatment
Fractora is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing skin treatment that was first introduced in 2011. The main purpose of the cosmetic technique was to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles while stimulating collagen production. Later it was discovered that the dermatological wonder works on a variety of skin blemishes.
Fractora is considered the most versatile bipolar radio frequency skin treatment on the market. But what the heck does that mean?
Fractora involves a handheld microneedling device. Tiny microneedles enter the skin at a depth of around 3mm. There, the needles emit radiofrequency energy that produces a change in the electrical charges at the deepest layers of skin at the treatment site. Electrons in the skin begin to move, which generates heat.
In technical terms, the skin is fractionally ablated. The deeper tissue structures become restructured. This provides dramatic improvement to the appearance of many skin blemishes. The micro-lesions produced by the device enable patients to heal much faster than other skin ablative treatments.
One study into the effectiveness of Fractora followed thirty patients that experienced wrinkles, slackness of the cheeks, and acne scars, among other imperfections. The patients underwent a Fractora cycle of six to eight sessions with two weeks in between appointments. All the patients involved in the study showed improvements to their skin imperfections, and all expressed satisfaction at the end of the treatment cycle.
How Does Fractora Work?
Before the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the skin for your comfort. In some cases, you may be given an additional anesthetic so the treatment remains painless. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the Fractora device with 24 microneedles is pressed firmly against the treatment area. At that moment, radiofrequency energy is pulsed into the depths of the skin.
When the micro-pins enter the skin and generate heat, they are creating trauma to the treatment area. This causes your body to counteract the trauma by stimulating collagen regeneration. As you may know, collagen is the protein found in skin, connective tissue, bone, and cartilage. By regenerating collagen, your skin becomes healthier and smoother with a youthful glow.
What Can You Expect with Fractora Recovery?
After the treatment, you may feel as though you have a slight sunburn. There may be some redness, which is a good thing. That is your body’s inflammatory response, which causes new collagen and elastin to form.
The redness is usually gone by the time you wake up the following morning.
The cosmetic specialist will give you aftercare instructions, which include using a skin ointment for the next week or so. You will also receive instructions on how to gently cleanse your skin as the treatment area heals. For best results, avoid sun overexposure until your skin completely heals from the Fractora skin rejuvenation treatment.
How Many Fractora Treatments Are Necessary?
The cosmetic specialist will recommend as many treatment sessions as necessary to treat your skin, depending on your skin rejuvenation goals. You can expect to undergo between one and six sessions at four to six-week intervals. Most patients undergo a minimum of three sessions to experience dramatic results.
How Long Does a Fractora Treatment Session Last?
The length of time required for a Fractora session depends on the size of the treatment area and severity of the condition being treated. A single session can last as short as thirty minutes or as long as two hours.
How Much Does Fractora Cost?
According to RealSelf, a single Fractora treatment is priced at $1,158, depending on the size of the treatment area. You can receive a custom quote by scheduling a consultation with an authorized Fractora technician, such as cosmetic surgeon Doctor Babak Moein.
While a thousand dollars or more per treatment may sound like a lot, more than one person who has undergone Fractora has exclaimed that the treatment is worth every penny.
What Areas of the Body Can be Treated?
When we talk about wrinkles, most people assume we are referring to the face. And it is true. Many patients request Fractora for facial irregularities. The skin tightening, blemish-fighting effects can be used on the forehead, cheeks, mouth, and eyelids. Fractora can also be used along the neck, which is the part of the body that usually begins to show our age first. But really, Fractora can be anywhere on the body.
Fractora Pros and Cons
- Patients who undergo Fractora love it because the skin treatment is minimally invasive with minimum downtime.
- You can be back to your normal activities within a day or two. There are no prolonged redness or pigmentation concerns that other procedures are known for.
- The technique is powerful enough to work on severe wrinkles. Yet Fractora is safe on delicate skin such as the neck and eyelids.
- People with all skin types can benefit from the skin-tightening effects of Fractora, and it works on a variety of common skin blemishes.
- Fractora can be expensive
- Some patients may experience mild discomfort during the treatment
- Results may not be immediate and may require multiple sessions
- There may be some downtime for recovery after the treatment.
What Blemishes Does Fractora Treat?
Many patients ask for Fractora because aging has given them wrinkles. Fractora is excellent at reducing the effects of these deep skin pockets. By undergoing the treatment, your skin can appear younger with restored skin tone and texture.
Fractora is effective at reducing fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. The treatment can be used all over the face and also the hands.
The skin treatment works wonders on skin pores. These tiny holes allow sweat to escape when you get overheated. Oil also comes out of pores, as do hair follicles. Every pore is connected to an oil-producing gland (sebaceous gland). The oil is called sebum, which helps to keep your skin healthy, soft, and protected from bacteria.
When pores become clogged with dirt, oil, and dead skin, they grow enlarged. This makes them visible, which can muddle your appearance. Fractora can unclog and shrink skin pores, giving you a smooth complexion once more.
Fractora works wonders on active acne. The depth at which the microneedles penetrate is effective at shrinking the sebaceous gland where oil (sebum) is produced. Without so much oil clogging your pores, acne flare-ups disappear.
Acne Scars and Stretch Marks
The collagen and elastin produced by Fractora can shrink the appearance of acne scarring. Another type of scarring the treatment works well with is the much-hated stretch mark. These “tiger stripes,” as they are often called by women following pregnancy, are caused when the skin stretches too fast.
They can also be caused by weight gain and growth spurts. The radiofrequency energy in Fractora targets the pigment in acne scars and stretch marks, which breaks the pigment up. The result is that the scars and marks become less noticeable over time.
Aging causes us to lose elastin in our skin. This is the protein that gives us skin tightness. When elastin diminishes, our skin can sag like a balloon that’s lost its air. Fractora stimulates new elastin to grow, which restores suppleness to the skin. Your skin will appear tighter after every treatment, which will only improve over time.
Young skin is firm, smooth, with a healthy glow. When your skin texture becomes uneven, it is highly noticeable. You may have a dry patch or red patch. At any rate, your complexion looks worse for wear, causing you to desperately seek out a solution. Fractora can help. Fractora can smooth out your skin texture to make it more uniform across the treatment area.
This condition is where patches of skin appear darker than the ones surrounding it. This can be caused by sun damage, age, medical conditions, and fluctuating hormones. Fractora works on hyperpigmentation just as it does with skin texture issues. The idea is to add uniformity to your skin while restoring a healthy glow.
Spending time in the sun can be good for your skin to a degree. Sun exposure helps your body produce Vitamin D, which is good for your immune system. Too much sun can give you dark spots that appear on your face, hands, and other exposed areas. These age or sun spots can occur at any age.
Fractora breaks up the pigment in the spots while restoring healthfulness to the damaged skin. With a few treatments, your overly exposed areas can be devoid of sun damage once more.
How Quickly Do the Results Show Up?
The more Fractora sessions you have, the more dramatic your results will be. Every time you undergo a session with the Fractora device, your skin, and the collagen it contains are changed. This means you may not see results for at least thirty days. Your skin will then continue to improve for months afterward. Imagine waking up every morning and seeing progressively smoother, refreshed, and renewed skin.
Is Fractora Skin Tightening Safe?
Fractora is incredibly safe and effective. The treatment is so safe it can be used on the most delicate of parts, including your eyelids. The skin treatment is also safe for all skin tones. In fact, many people enjoy Fractora because it can be used on the darkest of skin. The same cannot be said for many other similar cosmetic treatments.
how long does Fractora last?
Fractora results are permanent, but nothing can stop age from occurring. The treatment should be repeated for ongoing effects that last long into the future.
Are You a Good Candidate for Fractora Skin Tightening?
The best candidates for Fractora have mild to moderate wrinkling and slightly lax skin. Other candidates have superficial texture abnormalities, such as acne and acne scarring. Many patients of Fractora initially sought out a Facelift but were apprehensive about having surgery. They were pleasantly surprised that Fractora could make them look refreshed and younger without any surgery at all.
Fractora vs Morpheus8
Fractora and Morpheus8 are both popular skin rejuvenation treatments that use radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of smile lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections. However, there are some key differences between the two.
Fractora uses a combination of micro-needling and radiofrequency energy to deliver heat deep into the skin, while Morpheus8 uses tiny pins to deliver RF energy. Fractora is typically used on larger areas of the face and body, while Morpheus8 is better suited for smaller areas. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on your individual skin concerns and goals, as well as your doctor’s recommendations.
Ready to Rejuvenate Your Skin with Fractora?
American writer Cynthia Ozick once said, “Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression. Fractora allows you to turn back time on your appearance and make a great first impression on everyone you meet.
As we age, our skin withers like an apple left too long in the sun. We develop deep wrinkles, our skin sags, and our complexion takes a turn for the worst. Fractora allows you to retain the wisdom you gained through the years without looking at your age.
Ready to learn more? If you have skin irregularities and you want them gone, and if you want to rejuvenate your skin to a smoother, more youthful state, you have one phone call to make.
Call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California, to schedule a consultation. You can determine if you are a suitable candidate for Fractora during this short in-person meeting.
If you are a good candidate, you only have to sit down in Doctor Moein’s Office as he uses the Fractora handheld device like a magic wand, giving you a new and improved complexion in just a few sessions. Dial (310)694-4486 now to choose an appointment time that works best for you.