Fractora is an advanced scar therapy using radio frequency for improving acne scars, skin texture and tone, and providing a more radiant look. This is accomplished through skin resurfacing and ablation, which has been approved by the FDA. This is the most versatile treatment using bipolar radio frequency currently available. The skin is fractionally ablated and the deeper tissue restructured, which results in a dramatic improvement in wrinkles and scarring. The radio frequency energy is delivered to the skin using localized heat and a variety of pins. The heat generated by the pins is gentle to the tissue. This is what promotes the production of new collagen for a substantial improvement in the appearance of the skin. The micro-lesions are scattered to enable the individual to heal much faster than with typical ablation.
This maximizes your results because most of the repair occurs beneath your skin. There is extremely minimal damage on the surface of your skin. You are able to heal much better and quicker than with the traditional machines used for resurfacing such as the CO2 technologies and Fraxel. This treatment is a lot more intense so you can have scarring and deeper lines effectively treated. Due to the uniqueness of the Fractora scar therapy system, your procedure can be performed using extremely high settings or lower settings. This gives you the ability to choose between less downtime with a series of treatments or a little more downtime with the more intense treatments. No matter which option you choose, you will receive the best possible results. The dual settings enable Dr. Margo Aura Emami to customize your treatment according to your specific needs and goals.
The Customized Fractora Treatment
There are separate attachments for the device, and each one is used for a different purpose. The scar therapy always uses the same handpiece, but there are different treatment tips and settings available. The variable radio frequency enables Dr. Emami to use treatment tips with different depths and size. This makes your treatment more personalized than any of the other fractional treatments currently available. Fractora is effective for numerous cosmetic issues including scarring, scattered red vessels, discolored brown and red skin tone, and deep or fine wrinkles.
The treatment is also effective for smile lines and your entire face. Smaller areas such as your nose and cheeks can be treated for localized scarring due to acne. This procedure is even effective for stretch marks nearly anywhere on your body. There will be a slight difference in your treatment depending on if you choose a more superficial or an aggressive treatment. Prior to having your treatment, you will have an initial consultation with Dr. Emami. This is when all of your questions will be answered, and photographs can be taken for comparison after your treatment.
Shortly before your treatment, a topical numbing cream will be used on the targeted areas to keep you comfortable during the process and help ensure you do not feel any pain. If you have chosen the more aggressive treatment, injections of epinephrine and lidocaine may also be provided to ensure your comfort. The injections will be given after the numbing gel has been applied for additional comfort. The areas you want to be treated are usually marked using a skin marker. Dr. Emami will choose the correct Fractora tip to help ensure optimal results specifically for your skin issues. The process is different than with the typical laser treatment because a conductive gel is not necessary.
The tip will be used directly on your skin. When the device is passed over your skin, a cold air chiller is used at the same time. This enables the radio frequency energy to penetrate deeper into your skin. The cold air also increases your comfort level. When the tip of the device is touching your skin, a radio frequency pulse penetrates your skin to reach the targeted areas. To provide the best results, there will be numerous passes of the device over each area. A single pass is not generally enough to provide you with optimal results. Multiple pulses and passes are necessary. The treatment time depends on the size of the area being targeted.
The warmth felt during the treatment is caused by the energy penetrating your skin. Dr. Emami will make the necessary adjustments for the more sensitive areas with much thinner skin such as your forehead and your jaw. It is important to keep your expectations realistic. Depending on what you are having treated, you may require multiple sessions. Your results will continue to improve for several months after your treatment; due to your production of new collagen. Every treatment will resurface and ablate your skin. This results in a decrease of scarring, skin laxity, wrinkles, and irregularities in texture. Once you have completed your initial treatments, you may want to consider touch-up treatments as time passes to maintain your results.
It is important to remember both your collagen and skin are being changed. This means even though you may not see your results for the first 30 days, once they start to show your skin will continue to improve for months. Your skin will continue to look refreshed and renewed during the next year after your treatment. The reason maintenance treatments are important is because your skin will continue to age as time passes. If you are interested in Fractora, feel free to visit AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA to speak with Dr. Emami. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!