When we are young, we have tight, firm skin that seems to defy gravity. However, as the years go by, our skin structure changes, and many people develop loose, sagging skin on the face, neck, and, indeed, other areas of the body. If you’ve found yourself troubled by loose skin, worry no more. At AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, Dr. Margo Aura Emami offers an amazing treatment called Fractora that can address your loose skin issues and other imperfections.
Does Fracotra Actually Tighten Skin?
Let’s get the skepticism out of the way, first. Yes, this treatment actually tightens skin! In a two-part process, this treatment utilizes dermabrasion as well as radiofrequency energy to help strengthen collagen and encourage better production levels. This leaves you not only with stronger collagen but more of it. The result is smooth, tight skin that looks years younger. But that’s not all this treatment can do for you.
What Else Does It Do?
The benefits of this treatment don’t stop at tighter skin; in fact, there is much more it is capable of. This treatment can:
- Smooth out the skin
- Get rid of scars
- Help with acne
- Even out skin texture
- Erase spots and hyperpigmentation
Best of all, it doesn’t interfere with other treatments and results only get better with time.
How Our Skin Changes With Age
The aging process occurs in our skin in a couple of ways. For one, the skin begins to sag once the collagen–the stuff that holds up our skin and provides firmness–starts to wear away. Anything from weight loss to smoking, UV damage, poor diet, too much alcohol, and more can cause this to happen. Additionally, we begin to produce less collagen around the age of 30, and after that, we lose anywhere from 1-2% of our existing collagen per year.
How Does It Work?
Treatment begins with a dermabrasion technique to create micro-injuries in your skin. While this sounds harsh or painful, it is not. These deliberate injuries are not substantial enough to harm you, but it is enough to signal the body to repair and strengthen collagen in the affected areas.
The other part of the treatment uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate even further into the layers of skin. This gently warms those areas of the skin, causing your body to increase collagen production. Together these processes work to leave skin significantly tighter and smoother than it was.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Truly, Fractora is for everyone. While many other options in skin treatments tend to come with particular requirements, this one does not. It doesn’t matter what kind of skin tone, texture, or anything else you have. If you want tighter, smoother skin, this treatment is for you.
What Should I Expect When Getting Treatment?
It is very easy to prepare for this treatment. On the morning of your visit, simply wash your face with a mild cleanser. Do not apply makeup, sunscreen, lotions, or any other topical creams or medications on your face prior to arrival. At the time of your visit, you will be asked to wash your face a second time to ensure your skin is sterile.
While this is not a painful treatment, it is understandable to feel a bit uneasy about having needles–or anything else–poking around your face. If you are concerned about this, call Dr. Margo Aura Emami to discuss the matter and find a solution that’s right for you. You won’t be made to feel uncomfortable in any way during the treatment.
The treatment itself involves making very fine pinprick dots in your skin to encourage collagen production. This does not hurt; rather, some patients have described it as feeling like sandpaper being brushed over the skin. The process activates the skin, allowing it to better absorb the radio-frequency energy used afterward to heat and contract deep skin tissues, which tells the body to make more collagen.
Is There Post-Treatment Care?
This is not an intensive treatment, so there is not much that you need to do after your visit concerning recovery. However, there are some things you can do to ensure you get the best results possible.
1. Go Home and Rest
While the treatment encourages a natural process in the body, it demands the body to do something faster, stronger rate than it normally does. This requires the body to have the strength to do that, which means that–if you can–you should take a day off to rest and let your body use the energy where it needs it.
2. Eat Well
When good goes in, good comes out. Providing your body with healthy choices will further encourage a strong production of collagen in your skin.
3. Keep Your Hair Up & Avoid Touching Your Face
For three to four days after treatment, the upper layers of skin will peel away to make room for the fresh, smooth layers below. The best way to help this process is to do nothing at all. It may be tempting to try peeling skin away manually, but this must be resisted. You risk, among other things, getting an infection.
Wisps of hair can have you inadvertently reaching to brush them from your face, so avoid this by keeping hair pulled back during this time.
4. Stay Out of the Sun
Regardless of whether or not you’ve gotten skin treatment, too much sunlight can be harmful to your skin. Remember, UV rays are one of the many things that can slow collagen production and begin the aging process. You will want to take on extra-careful sun protection for the first month after treatment to protect the new skin.
Get Tighter, Smoother, Younger Skin With Fractora
If you are tired of looking at saggy skin, then you should consider this effective, pain-free skin treatment and start on the path toward smooth, firm skin that feels great and looks years younger. Visit AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA, to speak with Dr. Margo Aura Emami and schedule a Fractora treatment today!