Atlanta area residents who struggle with wrinkles, acne scars, or poor skin texture have excellent options for treating these common cosmetic flaws non-surgically. Many skin problems can be treated effectively through Fractora treatments at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Atlanta, GA.
Fractora by InMode uses a cutting-edge technology that has a proven track record of slowing the effects of aging through non-invasive and cost-effective treatments. Through the use of radiofrequency energy, Fractora stimulates collagen production to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin. It is often used to reduce wrinkles and fade scarring, blood vessels, and/or redness.
Here at Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, we are thrilled to offer Fractora to patients in the Atlanta area. Fractora can be customized to cater to each patient’s particular skin concerns and target their specific problem areas.
Benefits of Fractora
There’s a reason Fractora has increased in popularity in recent years. It offers a variety of benefits including immediate skin rejuvenation results and minimal downtime. With Fractora, patients can achieve a glowing complexion that allows them to put their best face forward and feel more confident in social situations.
Good Candidates for Fractora
Fractora is a wise option for anyone in search of a non-invasive treatment for acne scarring, redness, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections almost anywhere on the face and body.
This treatment is safe and effective for Caucasians, Asians, Hispanic, African Americans, and other ethnic skin types. Prior to performing Fractora, we ensure that a patient is in good health and has reasonable expectations. Since Fractora cannot treat deeper tissues, we may recommend a facelift or neck lift to patients who would like to address moderate to severe sagging tissues or volume loss.
Fractora is used to treat wrinkles, scars, acne scarring, loose skin, redness, and skin irregularities. Patients must be in good health and have reasonable expectations for the procedure. Fractora does not treat deeper tissues, so Dr. DeJoseph will advise you if a facelift, neck lift, or other procedure would better help you to meet your aesthetic goals.
How Fractora Works
To administer Fractora, a handheld device that features a group of microscopic pins is used. This device creates small punctures in the skin and then heats the deep layers of the skin and stimulates the body’s formation of collagen through radiofrequency energy. After a Fractora treatment, the skin becomes tighter and less wrinkled. Additionally, the device promotes healing and reduces discoloration, redness, and scarring on the face and neck.
Preparing for Fractora
Prior to a Fractora treatment, we may ask a patient to take a pain reliever to help reduce discomfort during the procedure. In addition, we’ll ask that they avoid topical treatments and exfoliation for five days before the treatment.
What to Expect From a Fractora Treatment
When a patient arrives at our office for Fractora, a topical cream will be applied to keep the treatment area numb. Once the area has been numbed, the doctor will mark the area to be treated and the begin the procedure.
The Fractora handheld device is applied to the treatment areas and the patient will feel a localized heat. In order to make a patient feel more comfortable, a current of cool air will be passed over the skin during the procedure. As soon as all of the treatment areas have been addressed, the treatment is completed. Each Fractora treatment takes about 1 hour.
Recovering From Fractora
Fractora is a minimally invasive treatment. Therefore, it won’t damage the skin and offers a quick and easy recovery. Right after a treatment, we’ll suggest that a patient uses a light moisturizer to keep their skin moist. It’s normal for Fractora patients to experience a bit of redness, swelling, and temporary changes in pigment and texture. Fortunately, these side effects will usually subside within a week.
After your treatment, we’ll encourage you to moisturize the area of treatment regularly and avoid direct sun exposure as soon as possible. We’ll also suggest that you use a quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen on a daily basis. In addition to reducing skin cancer risk, sunscreen can also minimize wrinkles and slow the aging process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fractora by InMode
Where can Fractora be used?
Fractora is often used on the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, cheeks, mouth, neck, and other areas with scars, wrinkles, or excessive discoloration. In addition, Fractora can reduce the appearance of stretch marks throughout the body.
How many Fractora treatments are necessary?
Your particular skin condition and goals will determine how many treatments we recommend. In most cases, our patients undergo one to three treatments.
Are there any side effects with Fractora?
Fortunately, the side effects of Fractora are usually minimal. Following a treatment, you may notice red and swollen skin as well as crusting and peeling. We’ll provide you with particular instructions on how to care for your skin after a treatment so you can reduce these side effects as much as possible.
How does Fractora improve scars?
A scar is the result of your body’s attempt to heal an injury, incision, or inflammation. The collagen in a scar usually has a different texture or color than the remainder of your skin. Fractora improves scars by breaking down old scar tissue and controlling healing, creating a more uniform skin.
What are the risks of Fractora?
Just like any minimally invasive procedure, Fractora is associated with minor risks. Some of these risks include swelling, redness, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and slow healing.
Is there any downtime?
After a Fractora treatment, there may be a social downtime period of three days to one week. Downtime will depend on the intensity of the settings we use and how quickly your skin is able to heal.
When can I exercise after undergoing Fractora?
You are free to exercise once your skin has healed, as early as one to two days after the treatment.
Is eyewear protection necessary?
Due to the fact that Fractora uses radio frequency wavelength, you don’t have to wear any special eye protection during the treatments.
Is Fractora safe for darker skin types?
One of the greatest benefits of Fractora is that it can safely be used on all skin types.
How does Fractora treat stretch marks?
In order to improve the appearance of stretch marks, existing collagen needs to be rebuilt and new collagen needs to develop within the dermis. Fractora uses radiofrequency energy to gently remove thin layers of skin around stretch marks and break up the scar tissue. This process promotes self-healing capabilities and prompts the growth of new collagen, forming new layers of skin to replace areas with stretch marks.
Can I use Fractora if I have active acne?
Fractora is one of the only devices on the market that can be used on patients with active acne who are hoping to get rid of their acne scars. Fortunately, it can decrease oil production by reducing the activity of sebaceous glands. It allows active acne to dry up and can effectively treat scars thanks to its ablative properties.
When will results be apparent?
You’ll likely begin to notice results once your skin has completely healed, about one to two weeks after treatment. We’ll inform you whether you need multiple treatments in order to achieve your desired results.
Regardless of whether you need one or multiple treatments, you can expect your skin to begin to continually improve several weeks to several months after your treatment(s) as collagen forms and your skin repairs itself.
How is radio frequency energy beneficial?
Radiofrequency energy heats the layers of the skin in a way that can effectively revitalize the collagen. It is the key to a radiant, more youthful look.
Can makeup be applied after treatment?
Due to the fact that downtime is minimal, you’ll be able to apply makeup one to two days after treatment.
Can Fractora be used with other treatments?
Many Fractora patients choose to pair this treatment with additional energy treatments or injectables to achieve even better results.
Why Choose Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery takes great pride in offering individualized treatments to Atlanta area patients. If you visit our office and express interest in Fractora, we’ll take the time to get know your particular goals and provide you with honest recommendations on how you can achieve them.
When you trust us with Fractora or any other cosmetic procedure, you can expect excellent communication from our staff and cutting-edge technologies in a warm, welcoming environment.
Schedule a Fractora Consultation Today
If you’d like further information on Fractora, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our Premier Image office in Atlanta. Dr. DeJoseph and the rest of the staff can’t wait to meet you and design a treatment plan that can help you meet your goals and improve your appearance as well as your quality of life. Don’t hesitate to call us at 770-457-6303 or toll-free at 888-455-FACE.