What is Fractora™?
Is dull, lax, unevenly colored skin giving you a tired look in spite of your youthful energy? Sun exposure and the passing of time have a way of robbing the skin of its firmness, smooth texture, and natural radiance. Dr. Anna Petropoulos offers a safe, non-surgical solution: Fractora fractional radiofrequency skin rejuvenation treatments. Boston-area residents rely on her for the latest skin renewal options, and trust her for her specialized expertise and warm, caring personality.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anna Petropoulos is a skin-tightening pioneer, and has been using radiofrequency treatments for skin tightening and contouring for more than 15 years. She has become an authority in minimally invasive aesthetic treatments that use the latest medical technology.
Before & After Fractora™ Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
With a single Fractora treatment, Dr. Petropoulos renewed this patient’s complexion, skin texture and firmness.
These profile photos show the patient’s more defined jaw line after her Fractora treatment with Dr. Petropoulos.
What can Fractora™ Help treat?
Fractora treatments are safe for use on the upper and lower eyelids, cheeks, around the mouth, and the neck – areas that are often too delicate for many treatments. This comprehensive yet gentle treatment can improve a wide range of concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough, uneven texture
- Brown spots and excess pigment
- Acne scars
How does fractora™ skin rejuvenation work?
Fractora is an advanced treatment that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy into the skin to gently eliminate excess pigment and heat tissues for renewed collagen production. Fractora treats pinpoint areas of the skin while adjacent areas are left untreated, similar to the way Fraxel® and other fractional lasers work. Because the entire surface of the skin is not treated, the skin heals rapidly and downtime is minimized. Treatments may be customized to the patient’s aesthetic goals and target areas by adjusting settings on the Fractora system and changing tips on the handpiece.
what can i expect during fractora™ treatment?
We perform Fractora treatments in the comfort of our relaxing office setting. To ensure utmost comfort for our patients, we begin by applying topical or injectable numbing medicine. Once the areas are prepared and the appropriate Fractora treatment tip is selected, the handpiece is applied to the skin as quick pulses of RF energy are emitted. Patients feel a warm or hot sensation as the RF energy permeates the skin. To ensure optimal results, we make multiple passes over each area. While the total treatment time varies with individual patient needs, sessions typically range from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
What can I expect after fractora™ skin rejuvenation?
Afterwards, treated areas will look red, puffy, and shiny for about a week. It’s important to keep the skin moisturized and protected with an ointment such as Aquaphor®. While improvements may appear right away, the most noticeable changes will occur over the following 2 weeks as collagen in the skin is renewed. This gradual transformation may continue for up to 2 months. For best results, we recommend a series of 1 to 4 treatments, spaced 3 to 5 weeks apart.
When will I see results? How long do results last?
Our Fractora patients enjoy firmer, smoother, more radiant skin that contributes to an overall younger appearance. Results may be prolonged with follow-up treatments, proper sun protection, and an appropriate daily skin care regimen.