As we age, our skin tells the story of our lives – both the good times and the bad. Scars can form due to injuries or acne, fun in the sun can lead to premature wrinkling and age spots, smiles and laughter can leave crow’s feet and smile lines, and other lifestyle factors such as stress, tobacco use, and hormonal changes can lead to sagging skin and unwanted lines and wrinkles. With Fractora™ laser skin resurfacing, you can revitalize your appearance for smoother, tighter, and clearer skin. At drs skincare in Hamilton, ON, Dr. Rahul Shukla offers this breakthrough treatment that harnesses the power of radiofrequency energy in combination with microneedling to reveal more youthful, even skin.
How Fractora works
Fractora combines two techniques known for their anti-aging and skin-smoothing effects — radiofrequency energy and microneedling—into one treatment. When combined, these therapies rejuvenate your skin for often significant results.
Fractional radiofrequency energy is a scientifically proven method of reducing wrinkles and smoothing skin. It works by heating the skin in a precise, controlled manner to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Microneedling is a technique that has been used for many years to trigger the body’s natural healing and repair processes by creating many micro-injuries to the skin using ultra-fine, medical-grade needles. As the body works to repair these tiny punctures, collagen and other restorative molecules help restore the youthful appearance of your skin.
Fractora combines these two rejuvenating treatments into one procedure to amplify the anti-aging and rejuvenation effects. Fractora’s insulated needles deliver radiofrequency energy deep within your skin, where it can provide more dramatic results than when delivered only on the surface of your skin. With Fractora, patients can achieve a reduction in:
- Fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Scars due to acne or injuries – Fractora can reduce acne scarring by up to 50 percent
- Hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots, freckles)
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Stretch marks
- Redness and the appearance of blood vessels
- Loose, lax skin
- Active acne breakouts
In addition, Fractora is very versatile and can be used on virtually any part of the face or body that needs rejuvenation. Fractora can be used alone or in combination with other anti-aging treatments such as PRP, Botox or dermal fillers for even better outcomes.
What to expect during and after your treatment
Prior to your Fractora treatment, we will apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort. After the anesthetic has had time to take effect, we configure the Fractora device to the settings that will specifically target your unique skin rejuvenation goals and preferences. We will then pass the device over the treatment area to stimulate your body’s healing and repair processes.
When the treatment is complete, we will provide you with thorough after-care instructions to ensure optimal recovery. The micro-injuries will likely cause some redness and swelling for up to a week, and you may also experience some minor bruising.
The number of treatment sessions you need will vary depending on your specific needs and goals. Most patients will need between one and four treatments that are spaced approximately four to five weeks apart for the best results. Patients often see visible results within a few weeks to a month after their first treatment, along with continual improvements up to six months afterwards as collagen remodeling occurs.
Refresh and renew your skin
Whether your skin has scars and pigmentation you’d like to erase or could simply benefit from rejuvenation and a youthful boost, we encourage you to call drs skincare in Hamilton, ON to learn more about the skincare treatments available to you. Dr. Rahul Shukla will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin, discuss your cosmetic goals, and learn about your treatment preferences before recommending one or more treatment options to suit your needs. Fractora laser treatments are just one of the many skin rejuvenation therapies available at drs skincare, so if it is not the best choice for you, rest assured that you are likely a great candidate for a different therapy.
To schedule your consultation, call us today at (905) 524-1712 !
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