If you want to turn back the clock on ageing or help it to tick a little slower, Fractora is the new way to rejuvenate skin
Want a little ‘lift’ but don’t want a procedure where you need to go into hiding for weeks? You can now enjoy smoother, tighter, ﬁrmer skin on the face and body without the surgery or downtime. Fractora is a non-invasive treatment for quick and effective skin rejuvenation. With the ability to treat sagging skin, wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation, skin texture improvement and overall rejuvenation, Fractora is becoming known as the “all-rounder” treatment.
Fractora skin treatment is a fractional resurfacing treatment that restores skin to a more youthful appearance by boosting the skin’s collagen and elastin levels. London cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Cordon says the idea that one device can be used for a number of skin concerns is very appealing.
“As well, because it’s not a laser, Fractora can be considered for people with more pigmented skin types, which is a real plus. The icing on the cake is that the system can also be used for skin tightening and fat reduction on the body,” he says.
What Can Fractora Treat?
Fractora can treat a broad range of aesthetic skin concerns on the face, neck and body. As well as general facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, treatment can also target tightening of skin around the jawline, neck, under the eyes, and on the cheeks and forehead.
Fractora also improves skin texture and clarity. We’ve been told that while it’s most commonly used on the face and neck, the arms, stomach and even legs can beneﬁt from treatment, for tissue contraction and toning.
Fractora Before and After
How Does It Work?
Fractora delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy into the skin through an array of tiny ‘pins’ to create localised heat and micro-injuries in the treatment area. This unique combination of fractional resurfacing and dermal microneedling is thought to be more effective than traditional laser resurfacing devices. The heating of the skin promotes collagen restructuring, improving the appearance, texture and clarity of the skin.
Fractora is an extremely versatile treatment and can heat the skin at different levels to target these various skin concerns. That means that results can be customised and the treatment matched to your own acceptable downtime.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
A handheld device is placed on the treatment area, and small pins create tiny punctures in your skin, sending heat below the surface to promote collagen production. Treatments usually take around 30 minutes and numbing cream is usually applied to minimize any discomfort. Downtime is minimal, but you can expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to one week.
Typically three treatments are recommended to observe optimal skin rejuvenation results, with treatment intervals usually at every ﬁve to six weeks. Dr. Cordon says his patients have been satisﬁed with the overall appearance and health of their skin after just one Fractora treatment including noticeable results in rejuvenation and tightening. “Patients will see a subtle rejuvenated effect which continues to improve over a few months. Lines soften, pigmentation improves and the general texture of the skin is improved,” he says.
Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements to texture and appearance in skin tone continue up to three months after the treatment. Deep lines are softened and acne troughs are smoothed out with every treatment, improving and strengthening skin health. Pigmentation and tone, wrinkles and some other textural issues may dramatically improve after a single treatment.
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