For so long the only viable option for skin resurfacing and rebuilding of the skin’s collagen fibers was CO2 and Erbium lasers. Radio Frequency technology changed the way we treat signs of aging, making treatments safer for all skin types.
— Dr. Mark Anton, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
While laser remains a good option for certain skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale, it can be problematic for darker skin types and people who are exposed to a lot of sunlight, like those living in sunny Southern California. Additionally, lasers present a risk for pigment scarring, either by creating too much pigment (hyperpigmentation) or by damaging the melanocyte (hypopigmentation) and scaring the skin with white, colorless spots that cannot be corrected.
Fractora is a safe, effective and results-driven treatment for rebuilding the skin’s collagen fibers and resurfacing the skin by treating fine lines, wrinkles, skin irregularities, acne, and other scars. The biggest difference between Fractora and CO2 or Erbium lasers is that the Fractora’s radio frequency (RF energy) technology is color-blind, thereby making it a safe option for all skin types and for active people who enjoy outdoor activities.
Fractora's resurfacing power is driven by micro-needles that penetrate the skin and deliver waves of radiofrequency that ablate the skin’s dermis (inner layer) causing minimal damage to the epidermis (outer layer).
The result is less downtime, less risk of post-procedural complications such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and Melasma, and none of the sun sensitivity post-recovery that is associated with laser treatments.
In addition to its superior resurfacing technology, Fractora also addresses skin laxity and tone. Aesthetics MD offers two Fractora treatment packages, one for resurfacing and the other for lifting and tightening the skin. All our Fractora packages include home care products from our medical-grade skincare line, CORE, by Anton MD.
CORE stands for Correct, Optimize, Renew and Exfoliate. Fractora can also be used in combination with other treatment options like Lumecca, Forma, and Injectables for those seeking total, non-surgical facial rejuvenation. During your skincare consultation, your beauty concerns will be addressed along with other considerations such as budget, available recovery time, lifestyle, long and short-term aesthetics goals.
All skin types with fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, an uneven or rough-textured complexion, stretch marks, and other skin irregularities.
Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Our aesthetic nurse delivers a light sedation before further administering a tumescent anesthetic. You may feel pressure as the needles penetrate the epidermis, but our Newport Beach Fractora patients report no pain during or after the 30-minute procedure. Patients will require a driver to get them home safely. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and postoperatively with prescription medication.
All skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale presenting with skin laxity due to aging.
FracTotal Facelift can be modified to treat skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick Scale, presenting with signs of aging skin including fine lines, deep wrinkles, crepes, sun damage, skin laxity, pore size, acne scars, irregular and uneven skin texture. Some medications, lifestyles, and medical conditions may restrict or prohibit treatment.
The skin’s appearance improves significantly after a 7-14 day healing period with just one treatment. Improvements continue up to three months after the final treatment.
It is important to complete all three Fractora treatments for optimal and longest-lasting results, though visible and significant changes will appear with each treatment. After the nine to eighteen week treatment period, skin will be noticeably softer, tauter, wrinkles less pronounced, acne scars less noticeable, and the overall complexion more even and smooth.
After three months when optimal results are achieved, your new younger-looking skin can stay that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the Fractora Resurfacing package limit sun exposure, use the CORE skincare products daily at home, and purchase one of the recommended Maintenance packages. Combine Fractora, Lumecca and Forma for a Fractotal Facelift. FracTotal Facelift is the ultimate skin renovation treatment that addresses all in-demand facial concerns including skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and pigmentation.
The treated area is moderate to significantly red immediately following treatment but typically subsides within several hours.
Swelling is typical and subsides within 3-7 days. Pinhole sized scabs from where the micro-needles make contact with the epidermis form between 2-5 days and slough off between 7-14 days. Do not to scrub or pick at the scabs. They can be easily covered with a tinted sunscreen or light foundation the day after treatment. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during recovery whenever skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.
For those seeking optimal improvement and rejuvenation of the face without surgery, the FracTotal Facelift is the best combination treatment available. The treatment includes the powerful technologies of Lumecca, Fractora, CO2, and Forma. FracTotal Facelift is a total facial rejuvenation that treats tone, texture, pigment, laxity, brightness, pore size, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and crepe skin.
The treatment area is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Nitrous Gas is recommended for comfort during treatment. Your treatment begins with Lumecca to treat pigment irregularities.
Next, Fractora, with its powerful radio-frequency (RF) micro-needles work to resurface the skin and stimulate collagen. A light dusting of the Brilliance CO2 Laser Peel enhances the resurfacing and rejuvenation effects. The treatment ends Forma. Most patients report no pain during or after treatment. A Zimmer cooler is on hand if needed for additional comfort. Our Newport Beach FracTotal Facelift patients will require a driver to safely get them home. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and postoperatively with prescription medication.
The skin’s appearance improves significantly after a 7-14 day healing period. Improvements continue with optimal results seen at three months as new collagen growth is stimulated.
Lumecca and Forma follow up treatments are done two to three weeks apart after the initial healing period. Following the completion of all therapies, the skin will be noticeably tighter, brighter, softer, tauter, fewer pronounced wrinkles, acne scars will be less noticeable, and the overall complexion more luminescent.
After three months, when optimal results are achieved, your new younger-looking skin can stay looking that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the FracTotal Facelift package, limit sun exposure by protecting your skin with a physical sunblock such as CORE, made in the shade, or Elta MD, continue to use CORE skincare products, and purchase one of the annual maintenance packages like the Lumecca Maintain Package.
Consultation for FracTotal Facelift & Fractora
Fractora treatment rebuilds the skin’s collagen fibers and resurfaces the skin, treating fine lines, wrinkles, skin irregularities, acne, and other scars. At Aesthetics MD, we strive to offer patients customizable treatment options that are carefully catered to suit their unique needs. Together with our lead plastic surgeon, Dr. Anton, our skin enhancement experts will work closely with you to plan a Fractora treatment that can help you achieve your desired results. Call us today or contact us online to get started.
The treated area is significantly red immediately following treatment and can remain so for up to 14 days post-treatment. Swelling is typical and usually subsides within 3-10 days. Skin can be dry and slight scabs will form where the Fractora micro-needles made contact with the skin.
It is important to hydrate the skin sufficiently with CORE raindrops and not pick at or rub the face. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during and after recovery when the skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.
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