From acne scars and the development of fine lines and wrinkles to skin that sags and noticeable pigmentation changes, skin that suffers from one or more of these conditions can inevitably appear older than it really is. For both men and women suffering from these issues, the hope for a solution has long rested with a series of more invasive techniques that are meant to redefine facial features and improve overall texture, elasticity, and appearance.
Fortunately, great advancements in the field of cosmetic care and services mean that patients looking to enhance the quality of their skin can choose between Fractional Laser Resurfacing (FLR) treatments or Fractora laser skin resurfacing which comes with its own set of benefits. Laser skin resurfacing treatments and services offer patients the option of access to advanced technology for improving the appearance of the skin without the need to ever go under the knife.
Both Fractora laser resurfacing treatments and FLR treatments have enjoyed growing popularity amongst patients in recent years for a variety of reasons, however, it’s important to note the differences between these two processes in order to make an educated decision that will lead to the most successful results.
For those patients looking for skin treatments and services that haven’t previously responded well to resurfacing methods, Fractora method is an innovative and highly-successful option to choose. This St Louis laser skin resurfacing treatment is designed to target areas of the skin around the cheeks, eyelids, neck, and décolletage. One of the main advancements with Fractora is the technique’s ability to avoid damaging tissue surrounding the targeted area. This makes Fractora highly precise and a great option for extremely specific treatment areas.
A secondary benefit of choosing the Fractora treatment for skin resurfacing is the treatment’s ability to penetrate deep beneath the surface of the skin. At levels nearing 2,000 microns deep, Fractora is able to target cells and promote rejuvenation using precision heat and radiofrequency energy in comparison to a traditional fractional laser treatment that reach no further than 200 microns below the surface.
Patients who elect Fractora skin resurfacing treatments to smooth and improve overall skin tone often report an experience with minimal discomfort or lingering side effects. At most, patients have reported mild reddening of the skin and light swelling that generally disappears within a day or two following treatment.
Fractional resurfacing aims to provide similar results to those achieved with Fractora, however, the design of the precision laser makes it most effective at diminishing the appearance of brown spots on the skin as well as reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Some patients elect FLR treatments specifically because they often require fewer treatment sessions. While it’s possible to achieve results without having as many appointments, FLR treatments are often reported as being slightly more painful than Fractora and come with a longer recovery period due to redness and swelling.
While it is generally agreed that fractional resurfacing laser treatments are more expensive than Fractora, the fact that Fractora may require additional treatment sessions puts these services at a rather even cost point. It’s important for patients to thoroughly discuss the final price tag associated with treatment options prior to beginning any type of service. The staff at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to help walk patients through the many financing options available through the clinic.
When it comes to skin resurfacing of any type, an initial consultation and thorough medical review is key to determining which type of treatment is right for you. When you’re weighing the pros and cons of laser skin resurfacing, begin by setting up your complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. This appointment is also a great time for patients to have questions answered regarding Fractora, FLR, and services that fall between these two techniques. Similarly, Dr. Wright is happy to take the time to address concerns and preferences before putting a customized plan of treatment into place at the clinic.
Our team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is proud to take a comprehensive approach to patient care and understands that looking for solutions to everything from acne and scarring to dull or wrinkled skin is very much linked to a sense of self and confidence. We’re here to help address both the physical and emotional aspects of cosmetic care and provide a comprehensive collection of services to make sure you leave our clinic looking and feeling your best. Contact us today for more details on what we’re able to do for you.