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.
RF energy heats the skin in a controlled schema to remodel deep collagen and improve the appearance of the skin.
How is the procedure performend?
The procedure requires approximately an hour and half to two hours in the office. There is a consultation, followed by application of topical anesthetic cream, which soaks in for an hour. Then the actual treatment begins. Additional anesthetic may be injected, depending on the situation. The radiofrequency energy is delivered via single use tips with arrays of microneedles. The tip(s) used are chosen specifically for you, based on your needs. Fractora treatments can be done at moderate settings, requiring 3-5 sessions at monthly intervals or at an intense setting, requiring 1-2 sessions.
- Factora is an in-office procedure and only requires some local anesthesia.
- Fractora delivers improvements in the broadest range of symptoms of aging skin including fine lines, deep lines, texture, pigment irregularities, blood vessels and redness.
- Fractora offers improvements for aging skin that would normally require two, three or even four different technologies.
- Ablation of the skin promotes skin resurfacing while untreated skin between the pins promotes faster healing of the treatment tissue.
Versatility of parameters allows the user to vary the depth of ablation, coagulation and heating.
Factora in San Francisco FAQ
What is Fractora?
Fractora fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing is an effective procedure to slow the effects of aging and restore your skin, so you can look and feel younger.
What is the aging process of the skin?
From as early as the age of twenty, skin cells turn over at a slower rate causing skin to appear dull and thinner. In addition, the skin structures responsible for keeping your skin firm (collagen and elastin), relax and become less elastic. This can cause wrinkles coupled with saggy, less-radiant skin.
How quickly will I see results?
Some results can be seen immediately, but typical results are seen two weeks after treatment and continue up to three months after treatment. Patients can expect to have between 1-4 Fractora sessions.
What kind of post-procedure care is required?
Patients can expect to have between 1-8 Fractora sessions, depending on the treatment settings.
When can I put make-up on after treatment?
Make-up can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro scabs a few days after treatment and slight redness in the treatment area.
Can this be used in combination with other treatments?
Yes, Fractora can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments based on your aesthetic provider’s discretion.
What areas can be treated?
Fractora can be used in areas that demonstrate fine or deep wrinkles, scars or discolored red and brown skin tone. The most common areas of treatment are the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck.
What is the benefit of RF energy?
RF energy heats the skin in a controlled way to remodel deep collagen, to improve the appearance of wrinkles, and resurface the skin in a gentle fractional manner, to improve skin tone and texture, for a more radiant appearance.
What is the benefit of Fractionated energy?
Fractionated energy has been proven over the years to vastly improve the appearance of aging skin. Fractora uses a matrix of micro-pins to resurface the skin and provide superior results with minimal patient downtime.
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