Fractora is a revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment that combines radiofrequency heating through pin-based technology, to improve skin tone and texture for a more radiant appearance. The treatment is effective for all skin colors and types to address sagging skin, poor skin tone, scarring from acne or injury, fine or deep wrinkles on the face or neck, perioral lines around the mouth, pigmentation issues, and broken blood? vessels.
How does it work?
Although previous devices delivered radiofrequency via contact with the full skin surface, the Fractora system uses microfine pins that penetrate the skin at specific depths. It differs from laser treatments that have more limited penetration depths. Fractora’s deep penetration technology addresses a wide array of skin related issues. Because the heat is concentrated beneath the skin’s pigment layers, the risk of discoloration after treatments is greatly reduced.
As some bruising is possible with Fractora, blood thinners (fish oil, NSAIDs and aspirin) should be avoided for up to 1 week before treatment. Pre-treatment, a skin revitalizing cream may be prescribed. Patients with dark skin types may be pre-treated with lightening cream.
A local anesthesia cream will be applied to the skin an hour prior to the procedure to reduce the discomfort from the effect of pins and laser.. Chilling or ProNox (nitrous oxide) may also be used during the procedure; however, patients can expect to experience moderate discomfort.
Patients should use a moisturizing cream such as Aquaphor, and cold compresses to reduce swelling for 48 hours post treatment. Sun avoidance and sunscreens are both critical in post procedure care.
Patients can expect acute swelling for 1-3 days following the procedure, with milder swelling for up to 1-2 weeks. A grid-like pattern will likely develop on the skin and last for approximately 5 days, along with bronze encrusting and redness. The small crusted dots will flake off within 1 week.
For optimal results, most patients require 3 sessions administered at 1month intervals. Severe acne scarring and deep wrinkles will likely need additional treatments based on the severity of the issue and individual patient response.