If you want to feel good and achieve that elusive youthful glow, Calgary Vein & Laser has the solution for you. Fractora is a safe, gentle, and effective skin treatment that, in just one session, can:
Whether you’re interested in removing blemishes or renewing your skin, Drs. Young & Wouters at Calgary Vein & Laser can help.
In the context of dermatology, doctors are able to use radio-frequency (RF) devices to treat dermatologic imperfections and rejuvenate the skin. There are three main types of RF devices used by dermatologists: monopolar, unipolar, and bipolar. The difference between these devices is based on the configuration of electrodes and corresponding electromagnetic fields.
Treating the subdermis (the innermost layer of the skin) is essential for skin tightening and the removal of cellulite. Monopolar RF treatments penetrate deepest because it is delivered by applying a single electrode to the area to be treated. An opposing return electrode is relatively far removed from the first and allows the current to go deeply through the body. Unipolar RF is different from monopolar in that it does not utilize the return electrode. Aesthetic treatments using unipolar RF are therefore based on tissue heating.
Fractora uses a bipolar RF, which applies two closely positioned electrodes to a treated area. The electric current travels from one electrode through the tissue and back up to the other electrode. The result is that the tissue in the treated area is heated less deeply and intensely than with a monopolar or unipolar device. Because Fractora uses the less intense bipolar RF, it allows for less down time post-treatment.
Bipolar or fractionated RF energy found in Fractora is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles. Minimally invasive, Fractora uses a matrix of micro-pins to resurface and restore the skin. This provides exceptional results with almost no patient downtime.
A colour-blind technology, Fractora can be used by all skin types and colours. The unique properties of the bipolar RF allow even darker tones to receive treatment.
RF energy heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way, revitalizing collagen and improving skin complexion. The treatment can also provide you with a more radiant and youthful appearance by improving your skin texture.
Depending on your Fractora treatment regime, you should schedule 1-6 sessions. Any area that can benefit from skin renewal can be treated by Fractora. Common areas treated by Fractora include:
Other suitable face and body areas include anywhere exhibiting wrinkles, discoloration, or acne scarring. For even better results, Fractora can be used in the same treatment session or within a few days of other treatments. Fractora can also be combined with additional energy treatments or injectables to achieve a more extensive full face result.
Because of the gentle nature of bipolar RF, there is very little down time after Fractora treatments. Since patient downtime is so minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. You should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week after treatment, depending on treatment parameters.
To make sure your skin gets the best results, you should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure for several days after treatment. We also recommended using a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. Not only can sunscreens reduce your future risk of skin cancer, they also help reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process.
If you want a youthful glow and healthier looking skin, contact Calgary Vein & Laser today for a Fractora consultation.