Smooth and Tighten Your Skin: The Truth Behind Fractora
- Posted on: Oct 15 2016
As an unfortunate part of life, aging can cause your skin to lose elasticity and to look less vibrant— which in turn can make you feel a bit dull and like you’re missing out on the glory of your youth. Remember that just because you are getting older, it doesn’t mean that you have to look it. As a non-invasive and effective solution to help restore your skin back to its once youthful appearance, Fractora is a radiofrequency procedure that Dr. Anna Petropoulos likes to use to help treat patients. Read on to learn more about Fractora.
What Is Fractora?
Fractora is a fractional radio-frequency treatment that provides skin correcting elements to help improve skin tone and texture for a more radiant looking appearance. By using small pins and localized heat, Fractora works to restore collagen for skin rejuvenation and an overall improved appearance of the skin. By using a combination of both heat and tiny pins in a scattering type method, micro-lesions are created which in turn instruct your skin to heal itself and naturally produce more collagen to give you smoother skin and a more even looking skin tone.
What is the procedure like?
Although Fractora is a non-invasive method used to deliver you with great results, it is a bit more aggressive than other procedures like a photofacial or chemical peel. Before the procedure, a topical numbing agent or injection like lidocaine will be used so that you won’t feel very much pain. Then, depending on what parts of your skin are being targeted, Dr. Anna Petropoulos will choose the type of tip that will be used. In between each injection of the tip, cool air will also be applied to the skin in order to counteract the heat from Fractora. This procedure may take 45-120 minutes, depending on the area you are targeting and the current condition of your skin.
What are the results like?
Depending on your skin type and age, you may have to undergo several Fractora sessions in order to get the optimal results. Once you are done getting Fractora, you can expect that your skin will be red and tender for a few days following the treatment session. Additionally, depending on the exact procedure, you may experience some bruising at the injection site. Once your skin has had time to heal, the results from Fractora will be a lot more noticeable.
To learn more about Fractora or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anna Petropoulos, contact our office today!
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