Fractora Firm in NYC has become the procedure of choice among patients who desire a complete makeover, but aren’t quite ready for a facelift. This revolutionary treatment is excellent for addressing wrinkles, scars, rough texture, age spots and redness – and is much more affordable than surgery. For men and women who are considering facial rejuvenation but don’t want the downtime or risks associated with a more invasive procedure, speak with New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Loeb about the benefits of Fractora Firm in NYC .
Fractora is a fractional radiofrequency device used to address deep wrinkles, fine lines, scars, blood vessels, texture and pigment issues. The treatment works by passing energy to the targeted areas of skin through micro needles, which are applied at varying depths. The hand piece may be passed over the face and neck, depending on the treatment needed, where the current begins to stimulate the production of new elastin and collagen. This thermal stimulation, which patients feel as warmth on the skin, induces skin contraction in the deep layers of the dermis and improves skin tone over the following weeks. The radiofrequency technology used in Fractora Firm ensures that no area is over treated, thereby ensuring positive and consistent results.
Since the entire skin surface is not treated, the recovery is much faster, as each micro lesion heals with regenerative collagen. A Fractora facial can be used on smile lines, crow’s feet, upper and lower eyelids, and along the neckline to tighten up jowls. The system may also be used to treat body parts such as the upper arms, knees and the abdomen. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and is usually performed with a topical anesthetic, so it is virtually painless. Most patients benefit from a series of sessions, each of which last 30 to 45 minutes, spaced several weeks apart. Afterward, the skin looks noticeably smoother and tighter and any texture issues or discolorations are minimized.
This novel skin rejuvenation system has a good safety profile. As with any medical procedure, getting Fractora Firm carries some risks of side effects. Since the treatment delivers radiofrequency energy to the upper and mid dermis, there may be some short-term textural changes or alteration of pigment, or acne-like reactions. While it hasn’t been reported, scarring is possible with Fractora if high energies are used. Fractora is proven and tested technology, that when used by an experienced New York City plastic surgeon delivers beautiful results with few risks of complications.
Since the skin is not actually punctured, Fractora Firm encourages a rapid healing response and patients only feel mild warmth on the surface of the skin during treatment. There may be some redness and swelling after each session, but this usually subsides after several hours. Depending on aggressiveness of the procedure, this may persist for up to a week. Most patients see noticeable improvements in the appearance of wrinkles, vascular lesions, texture and overall firmness in one to two weeks following Fractora Firm.
Fractora Firm is very different from fractional laser treatments. The main distinction is in the energy source, as Fractora uses a micro radiofrequency that is delivered through tiny pins about 1mm long, which are attached to a hand piece. The temperature controlled radio energy is used to heat hundreds of small dots of skin to stimulate improvement in skin texture, lines, wrinkles and scars. Fractional lasers such as Fraxel, on the other hand, use intense laser light to treat the skin.
The results of a Fractora facial are very comparable to those of fractional Co2 laser, but the recovery is much faster. Another important benefit of this technique is that Fractora Firm has an additional effect of tightening the skin, whereas traditional Co2 or fractional lasers may not. The main disadvantages of ablative laser resurfacing were relatively long downtimes followed by prolonged erythema (redness) and long-term risks for either hypo or hyperpigmentation. The Fractora system induces wrinkle reduction and skin tightening, with fewer reports of adverse side effects and generally faster healing times.
For patients seeking a non-invasive means of facial rejuvenation without significant downtime, Dr. Thomas Loeb offers Fractora Firm in NYC at his Fifth Avenue surgical suite. This innovative procedure may be combined with other facial treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers for optimum results. For more information about skin rejuvenation and aesthetic solutions offered by a top-ranked New York City plastic surgeon, please contact the offices of Dr. Loeb today to schedule a private consultation: 212-327-3700.