Fractora combines the precision of fractional treatments with the effectiveness of radiofrequency rejuvenation to create one of the ultimate cosmetic treatments available to our patients. Fractora delivers the radiofrequency heat energy throughout the skin layer via a series of microneedles. This process fractionally delivers the heat energy throughout the skin layer, which stimulates new collagen growth. In turn, you’re left with younger, fresher, healthier looking skin. The fractora treatment is effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, scars and/or discolored areas of skin, most commonly in the eyelids, smile lines, cheeks, mouth and/or neck. Because the microneedles are introduced into the skin fractionally, healing time is a fraction of what it would be with a full skin ablation. Read answers to frequently asked questions about Fractora below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fractora?
Fractora is a device that is combines two common treatment modalities: 1) microneedling and 2) radiofrequency (RF) energy. The RF energy is emitted via multiple layers of the skin, varying from deep to intermediate to shallow, depending on the patient and the treatment goals. The treatment effects include:
- Skin rejuvenation: Regeneration of collagen hence, thus in turn volumization of sunken areas of the face
- Skin tightening
- Facial wrinkle reduction
- Neck lines reduction
- Chest and decolletage wrinkle reduction
- Skin resurfacing for sun damaged skin
- Softer, smoother skin
- Acne scars/traumatic facial scars retraction
- Active pustular and cystic acne reduction
- Skin discolorations and melasma reduction
- Reduction of facial spider veins and rosacea
- Reduction of actinic keratosis (precancerous lesions)
- Stretch marks reduction
- Fractora will make you feel and look younger.
What are the benefits of Radio-Frequency RF energy?
The radiofrequency energy emitted by Fractora is bipolar, hence it is gentle, yet effective stimulation of collagen and elastin. The needles derive the energy at various depths, which are controlled by your medical provider. This type of customized skin treatment is known as a “designer dermis” treatment.
Is there a benefit in treating the skin with fractional RF energy?
Since the needles of the Fractora hand piece are spaced apart, only a fraction of the skin is treated with each pulse. By doing this we avoid total ablation of your skin, and in turn minimize any down time or healing time.
Does the Fractora treatment hurt?
To alleviate discomfort a numbing cream is applied on your skin about 30 minutes prior to treatment. Simple over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen may also help. In rare situations a mild sedative can be used to alleviate anxiety during the treatment.
What areas of the body and face can Fractora treat?
The most common Fractora treatment areas are:
- Wrinkles of the face, neck and decolletage
- Vertical lines and wrinkles off the lower eyelids
- Drooping eyebrows
- Horizontal wrinkles of the forehead
- Frown lines.
- Crepey skin of the neck area
How soon will I start to see results after Fractora?
Sometimes the results are seen immediately, however mostly initial results will be seen three weeks following initial treatment and the ultimate results three months after treatment. Many of our patients continue to see improvement up to nine months after treatment.
How many treatment sessions of Fractora are needed?
The number of required sessions of Fractora skin depends on the extent of the sun damage, the quantity of your skin and its response to the skin tightening effect of the radiofrequency energy delivered via the microneedles.
When can I put on makeup after the Fractora procedure?
Since the downtime of fractora is minimal, you may shower normally the next day and apply your makeup makeup usually two days later. We recommend using a brand new package of our mineral treatment makeup for the first few days, not old makeup that may be contaminated because of repeated use.
Can I have Fractora with other treatments?
Yes, Fractora treatments can be done in conjunction with injectables, such as Botox, Juvederm and Voluma, for a more profound results.
What is a typical procedure time for the Fractora treatment?
Fractora treatments usually last between 30 and 60 minutes.
What is the is the post Fractora skin care?
We recommend that you avoid touching the face and definitely avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks following treatment. If you must expose the treated skin to the sun within two weeks after treatment, using a medical-great SPF 50+ sunscreen is a must. A routine post from direct treatment includes:
Regen Cleanser™twice a day
C-zone™ twice a day
Soalris Day™ UVA and UVB blocker every morning
Neck and decolletage™ cream at bedtime
What does Fractora cost?
Expect the fee for your Fractora treatment to be about $700-$1200 per session.
“My youthful glow returned to my face, I am very happy. My son also had his acne treated by fractora and is very happy.” Julia from Chicago