Suffering from a skin condition or noticeable change such as acne, scars, wrinkles, discoloration or sagging is common. Nevertheless, it’s something both men and women are eager to avoid and reverse if at all possible. While options were once limited when it came to reducing the appearance of these skin imperfections, the field of cosmetic technology has made great strides in techniques and strategies used to reduce and even eliminate everything from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scarring and stretch marks.
Today, many patients looking to improve their overall skin condition are turning to Fractora skin resurfacing. This innovative cosmetic procedure uses radiofrequency technology that works to reverse the effects of lower collagen levels in the skin as well as the results of sun damage or genetic predispositions to changes in pigmentation.
A combination of micro pins is paired with heat in order to enable Fractora to reach the deep levels of skin where collagen growth can be provoked and promoted. This minimally invasive treatment is equally effective for men and women and comes with the added benefit of being effective across an array of skin tones and color.
Fractora is administered in the comfort of the attending physician’s office using a hand-held device that’s slowly and gently moved across the facial skin that’s being treated. As the device moves over the surface, micro punctures are made in the skin which encourages the body to begin the healing process. The body’s natural response to healing is to produce an excess of collagen and the result for patients is improved overall skin tone and appearance within just a few Fractora sessions.
Fractora Firm is a secondary form of Fractora that’s specifically designed to treat larger areas of the body beyond facial improvements targeted by Fractora. Many patients combine Fractora and Fractora Firm in a single session in order to achieve maximum results over the long-term.
Many patients choose Fractora not only for its successful results but also for its time efficiency. A single session lasts anywhere from 30 to 45-minutes in total and is virtually painless thanks to an application of numbing cream prior to treatment. A slight warming sensation may be experienced during the process but overall, the majority of patients don’t report any discomfort.
Fractora is primarily used by cosmetic physicians to treat patients looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars. However, it has been shown to help reduce the appearance of sagging eyelids, sun damage and the effects of rosacea.
While it’s entirely possible to get noticeable results after a single session, for most patients, Fractora is a treatment option divided up into a series of sessions in order to achieve the desired results. Many cosmetic physicians recommend spacing Fractora sessions anywhere from one to six weeks apart depending on the severity of the treatment area and what type of results a patient is hoping for.
Once a cosmetic physician has decided a patient may greatly benefit from Fractora, there are a few things that can be done to prepare for a smooth, safe and effective procedure. It is highly recommended that patients undergoing Fractora stop using chemicals, acids, retinoids or exfoliates for at least three to five days before treatment. It’s extremely important for patients to avoid tanning beds or sprays as well as sun exposure for the week leading up to Fractora treatment.
In comparison to a facelift, patients electing Fractora to improve the youthfulness of skin will find the cost savings fairly significant. As with all cosmetic procedures, the cost of Fractora is very much based on not only the severity of the treatment area but the number of sessions required to achieve the results the patient wants. In order to avoid any financial surprises, it’s important that prospective Fractora patients speak openly with their doctor or esthetician prior to receiving treatment about the financial cost of care. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to discuss financing and payment plan options available directly through our clinic.
When you think Fractora may be the right solution for you, be sure to contact Dr. Wright and his team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center to schedule an initial consultation. Our comprehensive approach to patient care helps each of our clients feel valued, safe and secure knowing they are enjoying a personalized treatment plan that takes medical history and personal preference as a priority. We can’t wait to hear from you!