Fractora is a commonly used skin rejuvenation, resurfacing and neck lift process. Learn the drawbacks and limitations of the Fractora treatment from San Francisco’s finest skin experts at Azalasf.com Find Fractora cost and treatment near me.
The use of micro-needles to improve skin texture, smooth lines and treat various scars is not new in the field of aesthetics and has been popular for many decades with both patients and service providers. It’s the addition of radio frequency (RF) that’s relatively recent. Fractora is one example of a fractional RF microneedling device that’s being used for resurfacing dermal tissues and stimulating collagen to improve the skin’s appearance.
At its core Fractora is a ‘microneedling’ treatment combined with radio frequency to deliver controlled damage to the deep dermal layers. ‘Microneedling’ is in quotations because the device actually utilizes 12-24 gently squared off pins rather than pointy needles to create fractional micro-lesions in the skin. Heat generated by the pins results in a healing response, with the purpose of collagen remodeling and subsequent improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, texture irregularities and redness.
Fractora is extremely painful and uncomfortable therefore a topical numbing cream and nerve block injections must be administered prior to treatment. With the higher settings necessary to achieve appreciable results there is considerable redness and swelling of the treated zone. It’s possible to have bruising after the treatment and in rare cases even scarring. The area needs to be kept moist with an ointment for 2-3 days so leaving the house may not be ideal. Darker skin types need to be treated with extreme caution.
One highly effective alternative to Fractora is the gentler MicroPen by Eclipse. For patients who don’t necessarily want the intensity, pain and higher cost associated with a microneedling RF treatment, the MicroPen is very successful at addressing many of the same skin concerns. This includes reducing scars (acne, surgical, traumatic) on the face and body, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improving texture issues and enlarged pores with considerably less downtime and discomfort.
The Eclipse MicroPen® is a microneedling device that deploys 12 tiny needles across the skin’s surface. As the pen glides along it creates hundreds of microscopic punctures in the epidermis. These micro-injuries stimulate wound healing and the proliferation of new skin cells which ultimately improves the skin’s texture and overall appearance. The MicroPen® is safe for all skin types and can be customized using the pen’s various setting and the addition of medical skincare products. When combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma) microneedling can enhance the procedure even more, particularly when treating age-related concerns.
Depending on a patient’s aesthetic goals and degree of correction required, the Halo fractional laser by Sciton may be a more appropriate treatment option. The Halo is a powerful hybrid laser that uses a combination of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to address skin pigmentation while boosting collagen and elastin in one single treatment. The result is clearer, more even-toned skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a game-changer is the aesthetics industry and one of the most popular treatments offered at Azala Medical Aesthetics.
For patients whose main concern is loose and sagging skin in the lower face and neck, Novathreads is an excellent procedure. The absorbable sutures provide a lift for mild to moderate sagging skin that improves the mid face contours and results in a more defined jawline and neck. Additionally, threads can be used to induce collagen stimulation in the skin resulting in smoother, youthful skin.
To learn more about Novathreads, the Sciton Halo laser or Microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen®, call our San Francisco office to schedule your consultation with an experienced Azala clinician today.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.