Enhance Your Skin Tone and Texture with Fractora™
Discoloration, wrinkles, and other irregularities can leave you looking older than you feel. Skin resurfacing is a popular, nonsurgical cosmetic treatment option that can address these aesthetic concerns and create a more radiant and youthful appearance. Dr. Patricia Berbari can perform Fractora™ treatment at our Gatineau, QC, practice to improve the tone and texture of your skin within two weeks of treatment.
How Does Fractora Work?
Fractora utilizes radio frequency energy to rejuvenate the skin. The small handheld device consists of small pins that produce localized heat and create tiny micro-lesion dots in the targeted area. The heat produced by Fractora extends into the tissue below the skin and encourages natural collagen formation. The result is smoother, more supple, refreshed skin.
In addition, the strategic scattering of micro-lesions encourages faster healing compared to ablation, making Fractora one of the most efficient skin resurfacing treatments available. Similar to other nonsurgical procedures, approximately three sessions, each spaced one month apart, are typically necessary for optimal results.
What Conditions can Fractora Treat?
This innovative therapy can minimize the appearance of skin irregularities such as:
- Acne scars
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Crease lines in the forehead
- Laugh lines around the mouth
- Uneven pigmentation
- Blood vessels
- Sun-damaged skin
It is important to note that Fractora can treat active acne, which alternative skin resurfacing technologies cannot. Fractora is also effective for fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases, as well as red or brown spots.
Benefits of Fractora
- Address multiple skin problems simultaneously
- Improve acne scarring by up to 50 percent
- Precisely target the skin without damaging surrounding tissues
Because Fractora has a low risk of hyperpigmentation, it is also appropriate for use on all skin types.
Overview of the Treatment Timeline
When undergoing any type of procedure, it is important to have a basic understanding of the treatment process. In the sections below, we will explore what patients can expect before, during, and after Fractora treatment.
Preparing for Treatment
Because bruising is a common side effect, we recommend that patients avoid NSAIDS, aspirin, fish oil, and blood thinners for approximately two weeks before treatment. This will help minimize bruising. Patients with darker skin may be treated with hydroquinone to deter hyperpigmentation.
Day of Your Appointment
There is some level of discomfort associated with Fractora treatment. However, local anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. If further relief is required, pain medication can be supplied. Because each patient is unique, pain levels can vary significantly for every case.
Because Fractora has a low risk of hyperpigmentation, it is appropriate for use on all skin types.
Following your procedure, post-treatment guidelines will be provided to reduce inflammation. While swelling and redness are a natural byproduct of this treatment, it can be appropriately managed with cold compresses. Generally, the symptoms will diminish gradually over the first two weeks. A grid-like pattern will be apparent on the treatment area for about five days.
Patients can also expect bronzing and crusting of the skin. During the healing process, the skin will flake off, revealing smoother, more youthful-looking skin. While recovering, it is important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily.
Enjoy Rejuvenated Skin
If you are looking for a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation option, Fractora could be the solution for you. To explore your candidacy for this treatment, contact us online or call our office at (819) 243-7667 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berbari.
“Dr Berbari est un excellent médecin - le meilleur qu'il y ait.” Carol, Chirurgie Plastique Patient