By Chrissie Seals, WHNP, Salud Spa
As we age, wrinkles and skin laxity can change the appearance of the face. Cosmetic aesthetics is the science of preserving natural beauty and youthfulness.
Most individuals don’t want the unnatural appearance of facial fillers or the frozen look of Botox. We want healthy skin or to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and scars.
Fractora is a fractional skin resurfacing device that uses radiofrequency energy and pin technology.
Subdermal tissue coagulation improves skin appearance by remodeling tissue and building collagen, a long-lasting solution. Fractora leads to significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. Through the development of healthier skin, many patients report the increase in natural sebum production.
The procedure is safe on all skin types with little risk of pigmentation changes. It combines fractional coagulation and volumetric heating through tips with various depths and pin density configurations customized to the individual patient.
The Fractora procedure is performed by skilled clinicians in an office with minimal discomfort and down time. Treatments are tailored to the patient’s goals and for the patient’s skin type.
The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes. The day of the procedure, there can be some trauma and redness. Aftercare is detailed by the clinician for optimal results. Results can begin to be visualized in several weeks and will continue to improve for up to six months.
Unlike Botox or fillers, these results are from harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal and build collagen. Results do not “wear off,” though we do continue to age. Many patients will be pleased with the results of one treatment, others will desire multiple treatments and will come back yearly for optimal results.