Fractora is a procedure that uses fractionated energy to rejuvenate and resurface the skin. It is able to slow the effects of ageing and restore your skin, so you can look and feel younger. Fractora is perfect for reducing fine or deep lines, tightening the skin, reducing red and brown spots, and improving 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)
While there are other fractional resurfacing options available, most help improve one or two symptoms of aging skin, are 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 aging 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 aging 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 down time.
There is solid clinical proof of Fractora treatment dramatically improving fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin tone and texture, such that the technology received US FDA approval in the summer of 2011.
Fractora can be used 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.