Microneedling & Radio Frequency
Acne scars and stretch marks are not only visible problems, but also psychological hindrances to many sufferers. Acne usually starts early during the teenage years, but it can actually last into a patient’s middle age and longer, while stretch marks may appear at any point in life during growth or weight gain. Until recently, treating acne scars and stretch marks proved to be difficult and ineffective, but with Fractora, we can say goodbye to acne scars and stretch marks!
What are the benefits of Fractora?
Fractora increases your body's natural collagen production while stimulating a healing response, producing a dual effect; the increased collagen production tightens the skin, while the healing response resurfaces, greatly reducing acne scarring and stretch marks. In a number of patients, biopsy evidence has shown a significant reduction in 50% or more of the scarring after only 4 treatments. For even greater smoothing of acne scars and/or stretch marks, patients may wish to consider additional treatments. Most patients report a marked improvement in the texture of the skin after the treatments, noting a softer, smoother, and more supple face due to diminished scar tissue.
How does Fractora work?
Fractora releases electromagnetic radiation, a form of energy that propagates as waves. Fractora delivers the energy to the skin through an array of microneedles on its tip, allowing deeper penetration and ablation of the epidermis (more on that later). The light we see, microwaves, WiFi, and radio waves are all different forms of this electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic waves released by Fractora are similar to radio waves (don't worry, these are completely safe and FDA approved), and when they hit the skin, their energy level is just right to allow penetration of the epidermis down to the dermis, where the magic happens. When the energy hits the dermis, it stimulates your body's natural production of collagen, a protein in your skin responsible for its structure and firmness. As we age, collagen production declines, leading to wrinkles and looseness. By boosting its natural generation, we can counteract this process, allowing you to age more gracefully. In essence, Fractora revitalizes your body's natural beautification process, making it appear natural and not over-the-top like some surgical procedures. The microneedles on Fractora's tip superficially puncture the skin, causing ablation. The ablation stimulates your body's natural healing response in a controlled fashion, restoring smoothness and reducing acne scarring. The combination of microneedling and radiofrequency kicks the dermis into action, initiating a healing process that greatly reduces stretch marks and acne scarring, leaving the skin supple and youthful after a series of treatments. Generally, those with acne scarring notice the best results from Fractora, while those who are after more powerful skin tightening may consider our Forma or Morpheus8 treatments. The treatments are performed under topical numbing cream for pain control, and if needed, nitrous oxide can be offered to those who prefer even more comfort. Most of our patients have pursued their treatment series without experiencing significant discomfort. Unlike most other lasers and similar light therapies, Fractora treatments are safe and effective on both light skin and dark skin tones. Not only does a Fractora treatment remove acne scars and stretch marks, but it can also help reduce active acne and residual red and brown spots.