If you’re currently dealing with moderate to severe acne scarring or advanced facial aging, you may find that many non-invasive, standalone treatments are incapable of meeting your needs. More often than not, when people are dealing with skin issues that affect this protective covering at any significant depth, multiple techniques and technologies must be applied to reach individual cosmetic goals. Fractora treatment, however, is a revolutionary procedure that’s able to correct a vast range of skin issues without requiring the need for incisions, extended downtime, supplementary products, or supplementary treatments. It uses radio-frequency (RF) energy to remodel patients’ existing collagen, trigger increases in natural collagenesis, and totally rejuvenate the vitality and appearance of the targeted area.
How Fractora Works
Fractora is performed using a small, hand-held device that’s fitted with several rows of microscopic pins. During treatment, these pins pierce the skin at a significant depth so that RF energy can be applied directly to the supporting collagen layer. This heats the dermis to stimulate increased collagen production, even as it improves the look and integrity of the collagen that you already have. Moreover, as the body rushes to repair the micro-wounds that the procedure has caused, increases in cell renewal and in essential skin-supporting substances will provide continued improvements across the treatment zone. This procedure can be used to revitalize the skin at the cheeks, nose, neck, knees, elbows, arms, chest and eyes, as well as in many other body areas. Best of all, this process is designed to both promote and support healing so that issues with skin discoloration, scarring, and redness abate.
How Long Do Fractora Treatments Take?
Every patient has a unique set of skin care needs. While some Fractora patients may require just one or two treatments to achieve their cosmetic goals, many people need multiple procedures that are scheduled several weeks or months apart. During your consultation appointment, the doctor will determine the best treatment depth, the appropriate amount of RF energy, and the ideal duration for each of your sessions. Most treatments last just 35 to 40 minutes and entail very little downtime.
What to Expect After a Fractora Treatment
One of the top reasons for its increasing popularity is the fact that this minimally-invasive procedure doesn’t cause severe aftereffects. Some mild redness and swelling can be expected for one to three days, and tiny scabs may form across the treatment area. This area will need to be regularly moisturized and diligently protected with sunscreen throughout the formative stages of the healing process. After three days have passed, the treated skin should be sufficiently healed to permit the application of make-up. Even when wearing cosmetics, however, patients should still take care to use plenty of sun protection.
Many people see noticeable improvements in both the texture and tone of their skin within just one to two weeks. The full benefits of Fractora, however, usually manifest after two to three months. As your existing collagen is remodeled and new collagen is produced, you can expect to see increases in facial fullness, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, fewer acne scars, and a significantly brighter and much more youthful-looking complexion overall.
Are You a Good Candidate for Fractora?
The best candidates for Fractora are in good general health and have realistic expectations for their treatment outcomes. These procedures can minimize the appearance of moderate to severe acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, discoloration, redness, and many general skin irregularities. It may not be suitable, however, for addressing certain signs of advanced facial aging such as sagging skin along the jawline, marionette lines, deep creases that travel along the nasolabial folds, or more advanced static wrinkling. In these instances and at this stage of the facial aging process, it is often more prudent for people to consider surgical skin lifting procedures such as face lifts, brow lifts, and mini face lifts.
Given that Fractora is not known to produce extreme hyperpigmentation in darker skin, it is an excellent anti-aging solution for Hispanic, Native American, African American, Asian, and other ethnic skin types. Better still, because this process only causes micro-wounds and other minimal damage to incite skin repairs, it can be safely used to correct cosmetic problems across a broad range of areas. This makes it one of the most versatile and all-encompassing solutions to age-related concerns currently available.
Tighten Up Your Knees and Elbows
For many consumers, one of Fractora’s most impressive attributes is its ability to tighten skin at the knees and elbows. Even people with minimal signs of facial aging and who look far younger than their actual years, can struggle with sagging skin in these areas. The constant bending and flexing of these joints, and activities such as kneeling or resting your elbows on the table, can cause the surface skin to darken and stretch out. While your complexion might be picture-perfect, wearing shorts or short-sleeved shorts could date you. Fortunately, Fractora has the ability to both rebuild and increase collagen stores at the elbows and knees to make the skin more supple, resilient, and toned.
How Long Do the Results of This Procedure Last?
Fractora provides an exciting range of permanent benefits. Unfortunately, however, there is no known way to completely arrest the normal aging process. As people continue to grow older, their existing collagen stores will continue to decline, and the integrity of the skin will increasingly break down. As such, many patients receive Fractora treatments once annually in order to extend their youthfully good looks, and to promote optimum skin aesthetics and health.
Fractora Can Be Safely Paired with Many Other Cosmetic Solutions
Fractora treatment is an excellent and incredibly effective standalone solution to many types of skin aging and skin damage. Notwithstanding, you may be interested in exploring the benefits of cosmetic injectables or other non-invasive treatments. If you are interested in this treatment, consider us here at KafkaCare in New York, NY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!