When we think of aging skin, we usually picture wrinkles, sagging, and discoloration on the face. However, skin on virtually any area of the body is prone to aging. That’s where Fractora for the body comes in. Fractora is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that can be used to reduce wrinkles, discoloration, and stretch marks above the knees.
This radiofrequency (RF) treatment can slow the effects of aging on the body and allow men and women to restore their skin’s youthful appearance so they can look and feel their best. Let’s take a closer look at what Fractora is and how it can help you achieve beautiful, healthy, and youthful-looking skin.
How Fractora Works
The Fractora device uses a variety of pins that generate localized heat and small micro-lesion dots to deliver radiofrequency energy to the skin. The heat that the device generates goes deep into the sub-dermal tissue of the skin, promoting collagen production and rejuvenating the appearance of the skin. It can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, large pores, stretch marks, and/or visible blood vessels on any part of the body above the knees.
Benefits of Fractora
Patients who receive Fractora treatments can enjoy a variety of benefits. With Fractora, patients can tighten loose skin, smooth out wrinkles, improve skin texture, shrink pores, reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, even out pigmentation, and/or resolve spider veins on their upper legs and body. Other treatments simply cannot achieve the same level of smoothing and tightening as Fractora can.
Unlike many other body treatments, Fractora is a minimally-invasive procedure that comes without a long and painful recovery process. With Fractora, patients can achieve the skin of their dreams without majorly disrupting their life. Most patients enjoy boosted confidence after undergoing Fractora treatments.
Good Candidates for Fractora
The ideal candidates for Fractora are men and women who are in generally good health but are bothered by cosmetic skin irregularities on their body. They are usually between the ages of 30 and 55, though healthy adults of any age are eligible.
Fractora is not recommended for men and women with active skin conditions, chronic skin disorders, or endocrine conditions. Patients who are interested in Fractora are encouraged to schedule a private consultation at our Atlanta facility.
What to Expect During a Fractora Consultation
A one-on-one consultation with our trained providers can help prospective patients determine whether or not they are good candidates for Fractora. The consultation will involve an evaluation of the patient’s medical history and a discussion of their aesthetic goals.
Your provider may also examine the patient’s areas of concern to figure out if Fractora is a viable treatment option. If it’s deemed that Fractora for the body is a good option, your provider will go over the details of the treatment and share before and after photos of real patients. Patients are encouraged to ask questions to familiarize themselves with the procedure.
Preparing for Fractora
Before a Fractora treatment, providers may ask the patient to take a pain reliever so that any discomfort can be kept to a minimum during the procedure. In addition, they may suggest that they refrain from topical and exfoliating treatments for five days prior to the treatment.
The Fractora Treatment
During a Fractora treatment, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure the patient is completely comfortable during the entire procedure. Then, the cutting-edge Fractora handheld device will be applied to the treatment areas and the patient will experience a localized heat.
To ensure optimal comfort, your provider will pass a current of cool air over the skin after the localized heat is delivered. Each Fractora body treatment typically takes one hour to complete. Patients are usually recommended three treatments, spaced one month apart.
Recovering From Fractora
Fortunately, Fractora is a fairly simple procedure that comes with virtually no downtime. While patients may experience several days of redness and mild swelling after a treatment session, they can resume work and their other daily responsibilities immediately. Makeup can be applied 72 hours after treatment, if applicable in the treatment areas.
It’s recommend that patients moisturize their treatment areas on a regular basis and refrain from direct sun exposure. A quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen that will need to be used on a daily basis. In addition to reducing the risk of skin cancer, this sunscreen can minimize signs of aging and slow the natural process of aging.
Risks and Complications of Fractora
Although Fractora is known as a safe and effective treatment, it is a minimally-invasive procedure that does come with risks and complications. These can include redness, swelling, itching, scarring, and changes in skin color. When Fractora treatments are performed by an experienced and skilled provider, these risks and complications are very rare.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fractora
Patients who receive Fractora for their body can enjoy immediate results. However, it usually takes up to two weeks for the most dramatic results to appear. Results continue to improve up to three months after treatment.
Yes. Patients can use Fractora during the same treatment session or a few days after other treatments. Providers can help the patient determine whether they can benefit from additional treatments.
RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way in order to revitalize the collagen. It can help patients achieve the youthful, radiant appearance they’ve always wanted.
Typically, three treatments are recommended, spaced one month apart. However, the number of required sessions will depend on a patient’s skin quality, aesthetic goals, and the way the body responds to the skin-tightening effect of radiofrequency energy delivered through microneedles.
Fractora is a non-invasive mild procedure that is completely safe. Patients of any ethnic background or skin color can enjoy optimal results without worrying about hyperpigmentation or other complications. Fractora is known as one of the safest and most effective skin treatments to ever exist.
To reduce pain and discomfort, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the patient’s skin prior to treatment. Pain medication, such as Ibuprofen, may also be taken before the session. While some patients experience some minor discomfort, others don’t feel anything. The trained providers at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery do their best to ensure a painless and comfortable experience for all patients.
The body’s attempt to heal an injury, incision, or inflammation results in a scar. Typically, the collagen in a scar has a different color and texture than the rest of a patient’s skin. Fractora can do wonders to improve body scars by breaking down old scar tissue and using controlled heating to create a more even skin tone.
How does Fractora differ from Fraxel?
While it may seem like Fractora and Fraxel are the same procedure, there are some distinct differences between them. The Fraxel laser has limited penetration depths, making it ideal for light resurfacing.
Fractora, however, involves radio frequency, which penetrates with pins to deliver energy more deeply and evenly beneath the skin’s surface. Fractora can resolve more pronounced skin issues and lead to more dramatic results than the Fraxel laser.
What makes Fractora unique?
Fractora has the unique ability to improve a wide variety of symptoms including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, large pores, stretch marks, and spider veins. Its fractional ablation of the skin promotes skin resurfacing while untreated skin between the pins promotes faster healing. In addition, it does not leave patients with a great deal of pain and a lengthy recovery period.
How long do Fractora results last?
Fractora is designed to permanently increase collagen and elastin levels in the skin. However, the natural process of aging and damage from UV light may prompt the need for maintenance treatments every few years to keep the skin in tip-top shape.
Schedule a Fractora Consultation
Interested in rejuvenating the appearance of the skin on your body? You owe it to yourself to schedule a private Fractora consultation at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery in Atlanta. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your skin care goals. Call us at 770-457-6303 or fill out our simple contact form.