DT Gynecology utilizes an ultramodern line of devices by InMode Aesthetic Solutions for noninvasive skin tightening and resurfacing called the Forma and Fractora. These tools use radiofrequency (RF) to treat loose or crepey skin, age spots, fine lines & wrinkles, scars and even active acne. These instruments can be used anywhere as needed from head to toe ie facial wrinkles, drooping jowels and neck, stretch marks, cesarean section scars, back acne scars, crepey knee skin – the possibilities are endless! The Fractora device primarily is used for skin resurfacing.
What is Fractora?
Fractora is fractional skin resurfacing, but instead of laser energy, radiofrequency energy is delivered into the dermis, the skin’s second layer. The Fractora handpiece contains delicate pins similar to microneedling. These pins create the microscopic channels through the epidermis. As the pins penetrate the epidermis, each pin tip delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy directly into the dermis.
Would I be a good candidate for Fractora?
The skin resurfacing with Fractora has little recovery compared with a sometimes lengthy period of redness with other fractional laser resurfacing methods. By using RF energy instead of laser energy, Fractora also doesn’t cause issues with hyperpigmentation, so it is a better alternative for patients with darker skin tones. Fractora can also be used on more sensitive areas such as the eyelids and around the mouth.
What skin issues can Fractora be used to improve?
Fractora is effective on a wide range of aging skin problems:
Broken blood vessels
Areas of redness
How does Fractora work?
Fractora rejuvenates the skin in two ways. First, it creates microscopic channels in the skin that immediately begin a healing process to improve the skin, breaking down texture problems. The microscopic perforations created by the Fractora handpiece are surrounded by unaffected healthy skin, which goes about healing the tiny punctures immediately. The microscopic punctures are usually healed within just a few days. This improves areas with poor texture, as new skin cells are created.
When the RF energy is delivered from the pin tips, the second aspect of the treatment occurs. When the RF energy hits the dermis it converts to heat. The body perceives heat in the dermis and initiates a wound response. This wound response first remodels the existing collagen in the area, and then it begins the process of producing new amounts of collagen and elastin to “heal” the perceived wound. This tightens and firms the skin, improving the overall appearance.
How many Fractora treatments are needed?
Most patients find that a series of 3-6 monthly Fractora sessions delivers improvement they seek.
When will I see results with Fractora?
After your treatment, your skin will be red and mildly inflamed, and this can last a few days. But soon the skin will calm and the body starts building new skin cells, collagen, and elastin. You’ll begin to see results in 4-6 weeks as the existing collagen remodels. These improvements will continue to build for 3-6 months, and your results should last for up to one year. Improvements in skin texture and removal of broken blood vessels are permanent changes, but after a year your collagen levels will have dropped again.
See How the Fractora Uses RF Energy to Treat Skin
Another Great Video Demonstration of Fractora