Skin resurfacing with Fractora

Fractora is another technique that is part of the BodyTite™ platform using fractional radiofrequency that Dr. Hébert has been using with excellent results for body, face and neck contouring. This treatment uses fractional skin resurfacing to improve the quality and structure of the dermis while stimulating collagen regeneration. This technique is best for treating:

  • Wrinkles and lines around the eye, lip and chin area
  • Loose skin of the cheeks, jowls and neck
  • Wrinkles on the back of hands
  • Smoker’s lips
  • Crow’s feet
  • Acne scars

Fractora is a fractional ablative radiofrequency treatment with a deep needle based delivery system. It helps to:

  • reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin
  • deliver additional non-ablative, bipolar dermal matrix thermal stimulation which provides additional skin tightening over and above that seen with the ablation
  • improves melanin lesions and dyschromia (hyperpigmentation)
  • removes superficial vascular lesions.

How it works is that the skin is heated by placing a small brush like device against the skin and is aided by the individual adjustment of radiofrequency. The energy is then passed through a series of tiny bipolar pins resulting in localized heating and ablation of the skin. Ablation of the skin promotes skin resurfacing while the untreated skin between the pins promotes faster healing of the tissue. Not only are lines and wrinkles filled out, but the treatment also minimizes any possible side effects.

Reepithelialization (reconstitution of new skin) occurs very quickly in the treated area, so there is very little risk of infection. Side effects are limited to intense “sunburn-type” redness for a few days and some swelling, followed by exfoliation of “dead skin.” In about a week, the skin returns to normal. Sun exposure must be avoided during and between treatments.