Fractora skin resurfacing
Intensive resurfacing for skin texture, tone and pigmentation
Fractora delivers advanced skin resurfacing to dramatically improve the quality of your skin, Results include fresher-looking skin, more supple, with fewer fine lines and pigmentation issues
Fractora is an advanced fractional skin resurfacing treatment. That is, it safely takes away enough of the the top levels of skin for complete renewal, resulting in skin that is smoother, fresher, clearer. It can treat superficial or medium depth wrinkles, looseness and sagging skin and is also excellent for acne scarring and stretch marks. It is very effective in the treatment of the difficult problem of peri-oral lines and crepey necks.
How does Fractora work?
Fractora stimulates the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin. The deep skin regains volume and the overlying skin looks fresher with fewer wrinkles and more even pigmentation.
Stimulated collagen production plumps out the skin naturally and the heating effect of the energy tightens the skin.
Fractora has an effect on the skin that is not dissimilar to Laser Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Dermaroller and Facetite rolled into one.
The ageing skin
As we age our skins change in predictable ways. It loses volume, elasticity and becomes thinner and drier. This is manifest in looseness and wrinkles and, with less elasticity in the skin, the effects of gravity become more obvious.
While we can use Botox to treat wrinkles that have been caused by over-use of underlying muscles (frowning, wrinkling forehead), Dermal Fillers to restore volume (in nasolabial folds, lips, cheek bone, jawline and other areas) and peels to rejuvenate the more superficial layers of the skin (the epidermis), we are left with the problem of loss of elasticity and thinning of the dermis.
It has been noticed for a long time by surgeons and patients alike that when skin is damaged in any way by, say, burns or surgery, the resulting healed scar tissue looks younger, fresher and firmer and, indeed, has more collagen and elastin than the surrounding area. A variety of methods have been used to simulate this effect, the main aim being to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis IN A CONTROLLED WAY.
What is Radiofrequency energy?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy has been used safely in medicine for over 60 years now so we understand how it works. Like many technologies in medicine , it can take a while for the possibilities for aesthetic medicine to filter through. (Botox, for example was used for years to treat muscle spasm long before it was used for cosmetic purposes.)
It is this radiofrequency (RF energy that is used in Bodytite, Facetite and Necktite and also FRACTORA and is the most advanced method of stimulating the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin.
We, at CAER, have the first FRACTORA machine in Scotland.
How does Fractora work?
Using the Bodytite platform (machine) to produce controlled RF energy, a hand held probe with 60 tiny needles is pressed gently against your skin and a pulse of RF energy applied. This delivers a controlled amount of heat to the dermis through the needles and ablates (takes away) these fractional tiny sections of skin. The dermis in between the needles is only gently stimulated and is responsible for the healing with increased collagen and elastin production over the following weeks.
The Fractora has an effect on the skin that is not dissimilar to Laser Resurfacing, Dermabrasion, Dermaroller and Facetite rolled into one. It stimulates the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin in response to the RF stimulation. The dermis regains volume with collagen and elastin and the overlying skin looks fresher with fewer wrinkles. Collagen production plumps out the skin naturally (with your own collagen) and the heating effect of the energy tightens the skin.
Is Fractora safe?
The technology has been around a long time (60years) so we know it’s safe. We always start off with low energy pulses and increase slowly so, this, combined with the fact that this is always done by a Consultant makes it extremely safe.
It is safer than CO2 resurfacing in darker skins because it leaves skin in between to heal (unlike CO2 laser which has more of a “blanket” coverage).
Does it hurt? You are given a local anaesthetic for this procedure in the form of a topical cream which is left on for 30 mins. This can also be combined with a dental block if needed, and more global local anaesthetic injections if a particularly deep treatment is planned. You will feel a “pulse” of energy with each area treated, although the local anaesthetic controls the pain.
What will I look like after it?
Your skin will look red and a little swollen. This is normal and, indeed, desired as it indicates effective treatment. It will form tiny scabs after a day or so and may peel as it recovers. You will need to have some ‘down time’ from your public, usually it is a few days before we advise you can wear a concealer.
How many times do I need the treatment?
Between one and three treatments are recommended, spaced 3-5 weeks apart, depending on the initial condition needing treated. The improvement in your skin will continue over the ensuing 6 months or so. The skin then ages as it would. Not faster or more slowly! The treatment can be repeated as necessary the next year or two years later as required.
Do I need any special creams after the treatment?
We apply Akademikliniken Recovery Cream after each treatment. We provide that. It is important that you keep the skin clean, washing with warm water in which a little vinegar has been placed. Do not use soaps or products with active anti-ageing properties (for example, retinol) for the first two weeks following treatments. The aim is to keep the skin as moisturised as possible with a simple barrier cream, such as Recovery Cream, or E45 for example.
What does Fractora cost?
Prices From £750 for one area (face). Addition of another area (eg. neck) From £250.
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"I was in Boots when the salesgirl came across to offer a cosmetic makeover. I said I was having Fractora treatment to restore my skin. She leaned in close and said, ‘wow, your skin is just lovely, can I touch it?’ Thank you Nicola!"
Get in touch
For your free consultation, please contact Dr Nicola Willis
Advanced clinical skin rejuvenation at Dr Nicola Willis Clinic offers many procedures for skin including wrinkle relaxing treatments, dermal fillers, non-surgical facelifts, body-lipo and energy assisted treatments. The Practice is situated in an elegant Arts and Crafts House in Troon, Scotland and offers the charm of open fires and a very warm welcome. The Clinic is fully registered and regulated by Health Improvement Scotland.