What is Fractora RF Microneedling
Fractora RF laser therapy, in particular, produces a substantial amount of high-intensity radiofrequency energy in a single session in comparison to Fractional Fotona Laser laser treatment. Insulated gold microneedles are used to tighten the skin while boosting its suppleness and collagen synthesis, producing results equivalent to many fractional Fotona laser treatments.
Fractional Microneedling RF is not only beneficial for skin tightening and 3D volumization. It may address a variety of issues on the face and body, including the following:
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Changes in Tone and Texture
- Scarring from Acne and Scarring from Acne
- Sagging Skin Photodamaged Skin Laxity of the Neck
We advise performing regular maintenance treatments, such as HydraFacial, twice or three times a year to slow and delay aging and maintain plump, tight, and healthy skin.
Due to the controlled heat created by Fractional Microneedling RF, we can treat larger skin areas safely in a single session. Microneedling treatments have an average downtime of 5-7 days, during which patients should anticipate swelling, redness, and scabbing. Fractora is better for skin remodeling, but Fotona laser is better for skin resurfacing.
Microneedling, Fraxel Dual, or Fotona Laser?
The three most popular types of skin resurfacing treatments are microneedling, Fraxel Dual, and Fotona Laser. All of these treatments can improve the appearance of your skin, but they each have their own benefits and drawbacks.
Fractora RF Microneedling
Fractora may be the ideal choice for individuals seeking a nonsurgical treatment that provides long-lasting effects while treating textural concerns and deep creases and wrinkles. While noninvasive therapies will never be able to match the more permanent effects provided by surgery, treatments such as Fractora microneedling and Fraxel provide an effective alternative for people who cannot afford downtime.
Fractora microneedling is used to resurface any area of the face that exhibits decreased suppleness. This thermal rejuvenation technique combines ablation and heat to painlessly enhance the skin’s complexion and minimize the appearance of any skin irregularities. Additionally, it provides exceptional outcomes for people who suffer from aggressive cystic acne and acne scars. The little handpiece is used to softly sweep over the treatment region, gradually raising the skin’s temperature through minuscule pins that create tiny holes in the skin.
The moderate heat contracts and tightens the skin, allowing for increased natural collagen formation and remodeling over time and with many sessions. The little lesions scattered across the treatment region also aid in the skin’s healing process. Patients may see some improvements immediately after their first treatment, but complete effects are more visible after around six weeks and a personalized course of treatments tailored to their specific skin issues. A series of 3-6 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart may be recommended for best results.
Fraxel Dual Laser
This laser enables the skin to recover more quickly making it more efficient for those with busy schedules and obligations. Many patients report that the therapy feels as if their skin is being gradually heated, and the majority report that their skin is somewhat red or flushed after the treatment. The redness decreases over the following few days, and the skin starts to naturally exfoliate and cure itself. Typically, complete benefits are noticeable after around ten days, and patients may see their skin improving over many months and with further treatments, depending on the degree of resurfacing required. When patients are totally recovered, they will have smoother, softer, and more vibrant skin with a better tone and texture.
The Fotona cold laser is a new and promising tool for treating a variety of skin conditions. When used on patients with acne, the laser has been shown to kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. Additionally, the laser can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and melasma. The laser works by heating the upper layer of skin, which stimulates collagen production and ultimately leads to smoother, healthier skin. In addition, the laser can also be used to improve skin texture by reducing the appearance of roughness and fine lines. The Fotona cold laser is a versatile and effective treatment for a variety of common skin concerns.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional CO2 laser therapy works by penetrating the epidermis with ablative beams to reach the dermis. This process results in the formation of microcolumns across the various skin layers and is related to an increased risk of epidermal pigmentation.
Which skin resurfacing treatment is better?
While these two procedures are distinct, patients appreciate that both are cost-effective and more efficient for individuals who lead busy lives and cannot afford the time required for surgical recovery. As usual, seek the advice of a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon such as Dr. Alhallak to achieve the best possible outcomes in these sensitive parts of the skin.
Both Fractora RF and fractional Fotona laser therapy techniques include some downtime and possible dangers. Contacting a highly skilled and experienced health professional before beginning therapy is essential. Typically, Dr. Alhallak will advise you on the most appropriate treatment method, the number of microneedling sessions, and any possible side effects.
At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton, our health professionals and skin aestheticians received advanced training in various laser and energy-based treatments, including ablative lasers, radiofrequency, and advanced anti-aging.