Fractora is a procedure that uses fractionated energy to rejuvenate and resurface the skin. It can slow the effects of ageing and restore your skin, so you can look and feel younger. Firstly, Fractora is perfect for reducing fine or deep lines. But, it can also tighten the skin, reduce red and brown spots, and improve skin texture. The most common areas of treatment are the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck. We carry these procedures at our surgery in Nelson.
Fractora Firm treatment Before and After. (Images courtesy of Dr S. Mulholland)
Fractora Treatment in More Detail:
While there are other fractional resurfacing options available, most help improve one or two symptoms of ageing skin. Additionally, they expensive with extensive ‘downtime’, and only available out of town. Some are best suited for treating wrinkles while others improve texture or pigment.
Fractora delivers improvements for the broadest range of symptoms of ageing skin, all with one treatment. Fractora can improve fine or deep lines, texture, pigment irregularities, blood vessels and redness in a single treatment session through the resurfacing of the skin; in fact, Fractora offers improvements for ageing skin that would normally require two, three or even four different technologies.
Fractora is the first bipolar radio-frequency fractional skin treatment. Fractora delivers bipolar RF energy to the skin through an array of pin electrodes. RF current flows between the pins creating zones of ablation, coagulation and heating. The gentle heating of sub-dermal tissue promotes collagen restructuring for a deep treatment effect. The untreated skin around the ablation zones promotes fast healing of the micro-lesions to minimise patient downtime.
In short, there is solid clinical proof that this treatment dramatically improves fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin tone and texture. Importantly, the technology received US FDA approval in the summer of 2011.
We use Fractora to:
- Reduce fine or deep lines
- Reduce red and brown spots
- Improve skin texture
Some results can be seen immediately, but typically results are seen two weeks after treatment and continue up to three months after treatment. Patients can expect to have between 1-4 Fractora sessions to achieve their goals.
Contact us for a complimentary, initial cosmetic consultation to discuss this treatment. We hold these consults in Nelson, Blenheim or virtually.