Fractora - A Next-Generation Microneedling Treatment
Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in La Jolla, CA and Apple Valley, CA
Our faces are the first thing people notice about us. Wrinkles, deep lines and cystic acne may make you feel self-conscious and interfere with your self-confidence. At Tehrani Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tehrani and his expert staff want their patients to have a positive self-image and confidence in themselves. Dr. Tehrani is now offering Fractora procedures, a cutting-edge RF microneedling procedure.
Fractora is a non-invasive skin treatment that reduces the appearance of acne scars, stops acne breakouts, and reduces deep lines. Fractora is even effective for treating hyperhidrosis (excess sweating). The procedure accomplishes this by stimulating the body’s production of collagen; which in turn improves the surface of the skin. This procedure is perfect for people with a busy lifestyle or painful cystic acne. Dr. Tehrani takes pride in his work and providing positive results for his patients. Through performing this simple procedure, he can improve your quality of life.
Fractora is a laser resurfacing device that is the midway point between facial lasers and surgical procedures. The procedure is perfect for someone who wants a noticeable change in their life without enduring a lengthy recovery.
Fractora, or radio frequency microneedling, is like regular microneedling because it uses tiny needles, or pins, to create microlesions in the skin. This invokes the body’s “healing response” and stimulates collagen production.
This procedure produces fast and dramatic results in comparison to other non-invasive skin treatments.
At this point in the procedure, Fractora differs from regular microneedling. After the needles have been inserted into the skin, a built-in emitter transmits radio waves that penetrate deeper within the skin. These radio waves enter the dermis level and their energy heats the layers of the skin. This causes the skin to tighten, improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of scars. Radio frequency heating of the dermis causes the body to produce collagen and elastin to help the wounded areas to heal. This response is important because collagen is a crucial element in healthy skin. Collagen is a protein that contributes to the structure, rejuvenation, and elasticity of the skin.
Fractora is one of the world’s most advanced technologies for anti-aging improvements. The patented radiofrequency emitters trigger fractional coagulation. The most common areas of Fractora treatment are the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, cheeks, mouth, and neck.
Dr. Tehrani is one of the most accomplished and experienced plastic surgeons in Southern California.
As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tehrani has performed thousands of surgeries. Dr. Tehrani and his expert staff focus on providing the best care for their patients. Dr. Tehrani is passionate about his work and will work meticulously to achieve his patient’s goals and provide a positive experience.
Ideal candidates for this procedure have:
- Cystic acne
- Acne Scars
- Deep lines and wrinkles
- Skin Irregularities
- Skin Laxity
This procedure is available to men and women of all ages and skin pigments. If you are interested in the benefits of a Fractora procedure, contact Dr. Tehrani’s offices today!
Prior to the microneedling procedure, the patient gets the opportunity to have a discussion with Dr. Tehrani about their aesthetic goals and expectations. Dr. Tehrani will then design a treatment plan that fits the patient’s unique anatomy. Dr. Tehrani will examine the patient’s face and may take photos to better plan for the procedure. Patients will disclose their medical history, past procedures, current medications they take and drug allergies. This will provide Dr. Tehrani with a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s health. If a patient is sensitive to the discomfort they are encouraged to discuss medication with Dr. Tehrani during this time. Everyone’s tolerance level is different, and every treatment provided by Dr. Tehrani is tailored and 100% personalized for the best experience possible.
Dr. Tehrani strives for every patient to be confident and comfortable with their procedures. Therefore, patients are encouraged to ask questions and voice any concerns. Dr. Tehrani and his staff are there to make the patients feel at ease with their upcoming procedures.
Blood thinners, such as fish oil, aspirin, and other medications and herbal remedies, will need to be avoided for up to two weeks before treatment. Prescribed medications may need to be adjusted to ensure a healthy recovery. Patients who smoke will need to stop two weeks before their appointment. A loose-fitting top that may easily zip, button or pull over their head without applying pressure to the face is advised to be worn as the treated areas will be tender after the procedure.
The comfort of the patient is important to Dr. Tehrani and his staff.
When the patient arrives, Dr. Tehrani will clean the skin and then administer a topical numbing agent. After the numbing agent has set in, the hand-held Fractora device will gently be applied to the skin in the predetermined areas. The tiny needles will create microchannels in the skin while RF waves promote collagen restructuring and skin tightening. This action will be repeated until all the specific areas have been treated. After which Dr. Tehrani will inform you on how to clean and care for your face in the following days.
Benefits of a Fractora procedure include:
- Improvement in skin complexion and texture
- Reduction in pigment irregularities
- Restoring skin to create a more youthful appearance
- Reduced visibility of wrinkles, stretch marks and fine lines
- Quick recovery period providing minimal downtime
- Reduction of cystic acne
- Fast procedure
- Reduced redness and blood vessels
- May be used on active cystic acne
RF microneedling offers similar results to laser procedures, but with less discomfort and downtime. One of the best benefits of Fractora is that it is the combination of advanced skin rejuvenation technologies. This allows a patient to receive in one short procedure what would have taken a long process of using up to four different technologies to achieve.
After the procedure, the treated areas will be swollen and red. Swelling will diminish within three days and can be managed with cold compresses. Patients will need to clean and moisturize their faces with gentle products as the skin will be sensitive for a few days.
“Active ingredient” skin products are to be avoided as they may cause irritation. Drinking plenty of water will keep the skin hydrated and will help with the recovery.
Small dots may be visible and red for about five days and should be healed within a week. A thin layer of makeup may be applied twenty-four to forty-eight hours after the procedure to conceal any lingering redness. Patients will need to avoid the sun and wear sunblock until the skin is fully healed, which will be about two weeks. Regular activities may be resumed after a day.
To achieve their aesthetic goals, most patients will need three treatments. These treatments will be spaced about one month apart. Severe acne scarring and deep wrinkles may require a more aggressive approach based on the skin’s response.
Each patient will experience a different result depending on their unique goals.
The results of microneedling often include a decrease in the visibility of acne scars. Wrinkles and deep lines will diminish, leaving the skin with a smoother, even texture. Over the following weeks, your skin quality will continue to improve due to a large increase in the skin’s production of collagen. Fractora has proved very successful in helping restore skin quality.
Dermal fillers are an excellent complementary treatment to microneedling. However, these procedures may not be performed at the same time. Dermal fillers may be used to fill in scars and wrinkles after a patient has undergone microneedling and has fully recovered. Dermal fillers vary in types and are commonly administered to the face. Areas fillers may be applied are the lips, cheeks, forehead, chin and around the mouth. These fillers will contour the face, add volume and help restore a smooth, youthful appearance.
Another option is botulinum toxin, or Botox injections.
Botox injections are administered to areas in the face that reveal aging signs such as wrinkles and deep lines. Botox injections are commonly used on forehead furrows, marionette lines and crow’s feet. The toxin will temporarily halt communication between the muscles and nerves in these specific areas for about four months. The result will be a more rested and relaxed face. Botox injections will need to be applied after the face has fully healed from the Fractora procedure. These injections are an excellent anti-aging solution.
Both of these procedures are fast, simple and require no downtime. If you are interested in following up your microneedling experience with dermal fillers or Botox injections, feel free to discuss these options with Dr. Tehrani.
Costs vary depending on the patient and the extent of the scarring or lines to be diminished. Dr. Tehrani and you will work together to develop the best plan that meets your financial and aesthetic goals. If you are interested in Fractora, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tehrani today at (760) 240-2444.