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Fractora

WHAT IS FRACTORA?
Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that reduces wrinkles to slow the effects of aging and restore skin to its youthful appearance. It uses a unique ablative system combining radiofrequency (RF) treatment with deep, needle-based heat which helps to tighten skin, improve skin texture, improve wrinkles, reduce large pores, and lessen acne scars.

HOW DOES IT WORK
Fractora is a fractional skin resurfacing and subdermal tissue coagulation device that bridges the gap between fractional lasers and surgical procedures. Fractora uses a unique ablative system combining radiofrequency (RF) with deep, needle-based heat. Clinical papers demonstrate outcomes such as: improvement in skin complexion, reduction in skin irregularities and restoring skin to a more youthful appearance. This all occurs within one session or multiple sessions, depending on patient preference. Fractora can be used on active cystic acne and acne scars.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Fractora can be used on any areas that can benefit from skin renewal. The most commonly treated areas include: lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck. Face and body areas that exhibit wrinkles, discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment as well.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Depending on your Fractora treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-6 sessions.

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Fractora treatment requires approximately 30 minutes to be performed. Patients typically apply a topical anesthetic agent one hour prior to the procedure. Most patients observe significant improvement after 2-3 months with just one session, but many patients choose to have a series of multiple treatments performed to achieve even greater results. Multiple treatments are also ideal for patients who want more treatments at lower energies.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK AFTER THE TREATMENT?
When you leave, there will be redness and swelling in the treated area. It is also possible to see visible pinpoint marks from the tip as well. The swelling and redness will subside over the coming days, but you should expect that it can persist for up to a week (or more if you are prone to swelling), particularly on the higher settings. Usually after 1-3 days you will see some crusting on the skin that can last up to 1 week. You should be able to put on makeup and cover most redness after 4-7 days depending on your body’s healing.

What kind of expectations should I have?
You should have realistic expectations and remember that multiple sessions may be necessary. Fractora results will continue to develop over the coming months as new collagen and elastin are created. Each session will further ablate and resurface the skin, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles, skin laxity, textural irregularities, reduction in pores, and scarring. However, in order to maintain the results follow-up treatments will be needed to keep up with the aging body.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF FRACTIONATED ENERGY?
Fractionated RF energy found in Fractora is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to resurface and restore the skin, providing exceptional results with almost no patient downtime.

CAN ANYONE USE FRACTORA?
The benefit of Fractora’s color blind technology is that it can be used on all skin types. The unique properties allow even darker tones to receive treatment

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF RF ENERGY?
RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. The treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance.

Can Fractora be used to treat acne scars?
Yes. Studies have indicated significant resolution of cystic acne and scars by 50%.

CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?
Yes, Fractora can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. Fractora can also be combined with additional energy treatments or injectables to achieve a more extensive full face result, called a FracTotal Facial.

WHEN CAN I PUT MAKE-UP ON AFTER TREATMENT?
This will vary from patient to patient. In general, we recommend 4-7 days post treatment. Mineral make up is the best and it will cause the least amount of clogging. Any attempt to apply make up too soon will cause the skin to break out. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters.

WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?
Patients should moisturize the treatment area, avoid direct sun exposure, and keep the area very moist. Patients are recommended to use a gentle cleanser once to twice a day. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process. Patients are asked to avoid any Retin A, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid or other acids during the time the skin is healing up for 1-2 weeks. Patients can also take nutritional supplements as recommended to help build collagen.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR FRACTORA?
We would recommend one-on-one consultation with Dr. Tang or Alexandra Tang RN to determine whether if you are a good candidate for Fractora, but in general the patients who benefit the most are those who have mild to moderate skin laxity (in other words, skin that begins to look and/or feel less firm). Drooping eyelids, acne scars, large pores, loose skin under the neck, or sagging under the chin are examples of issues that Fractora may be able to treat. At Rejuve, we are proud to offer the Fractora for the communities of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Milpitas, and the greater San Jose Bay Area CA.

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