Fractora skin resurfacing is a new cosmetic procedure aimed at improving skin conditions including acne, acne scars, sun damage, sagging skin, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation issues through use of radio frequency technology. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which makes it easier to see wrinkles and fine lines and harder for the skin to maintain its elasticity.
Years of sun exposure, genetics or a less than healthy lifestyle can wreak havoc on the skin over time and the result is people looking older than they feel. Fractora uses a matrix of micro pins combined with heat to penetrate through the deep levels of the skin to stimulate new collagen growth quickly and painlessly. As a minimally invasive treatment, Fractora can be used on both men and women regardless of their skin color or tone and many patients return for multiple treatments to achieve optimal results without the risk of more invasive procedures.
A hand-held tool equipped with a matrix of micro pins is set at the proper heat and frequency and moved across the skin gently. A tiny micro puncture is made into the skin, which stimulates collagen and healing to improve overall skin structure and appearance.
Fractora Firm applies the same methodology to treat areas of the body rather than the face. This process can help firm up areas that are no longer firm and create even texture on the body as a whole.
The Fractora procedure is relatively quick and virtually pain free. A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for 30 – 45 minutes prior to the start of the treatment. Most patients experience a slight warming sensation as the clinician moves a handheld device over the surface area of the skin.
Fractora is able to improve most skin issues including improving the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, help with sagging eyelids; both upper and lower, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, and rosacea. Fractora Firm addresses sagging skin on the body and helps to lift and firm the treated areas.
Most patients experience results after one treatment, although more drastic results will be seen as more treatments are completed and the optimal look is maintained. It’s recommended that patients do a series of treatments spaced one to six weeks apart for optimal results.
The costs associated with Fractora treatment are relatively inexpensive when compared to the benefits and when compared to other similar procedures such as facelifts or other more invasive procedures. The overall cost will be determined based on a number of factors including the patient’s individual needs, which areas of the face and body they treating, and how many treatments they may require in the long term to see optimal results. These factors can all be discussed with your doctor or esthetician prior to treatment.
Before having a Fractora procedure, you should stop using any retinoids, chemicals, acids, or exfoliates for three to five days prior to treatment. Sun exposure, tanning, or tanning sprays or creams must also be avoided for at least one week prior to treatment.
Side effects are minimal including slightly more sensitive skin in the areas of treatment, redness, swelling, and a need to avoid direct sunlight until the area has fully healed. Makeup may be applied 24 hours after treatment. If you are looking for St. Louis Resurfacing procedures, visit the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center today!