According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more and more patients these days are asking about non-surgical methods to achieve their aesthetic goals. This signals a move away from the “nip and tuck” days of plastic surgery, where results were achieved by excising and removing healthy tissue from the body.
Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Procedure
Facelifts, arm lifts, and other similar procedures were performed almost exclusively by removing loose skin to tighten and adjust what remained. Fat and skin would be removed to move toward the desired contours and smoothness, but the invasiveness of these procedures also meant significant downtime to allow the body to heal, with remaining scars that must fade for the full effects to be achieved.
Stunning Results Without Surgery
Today, technological innovations have made it possible to achieve stunning results without the more invasive practice of surgery. The use of light, energy, and waves has completely revolutionized the field of plastic surgery: rather than the traumatic removal of tissue, these innovations harness the body’s own natural healing and regenerative properties to help you look your best. If you are interested in receiving some of the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments around, our NYC Fractora device may be the perfect treatment option for you.
The InMode Fractora
The Fractora system uses radio waves to produce and tighten the skin, and was developed primarily for treatment of the face and neck. Surface-level treatments like Fraxel are limited in their penetration depth, a problem that FaceTite addresses by conducting a current between an electrode on the surface of the skin and a cannula positioned deeper beneath the surface.
Perfect for Deep Wrinkles and Creases: Fractora
The Fractora system uses a different approach, employing tiny pins that penetrate the skin at variable depths and then produce the necessary therapeutic radio-frequency energy as the pins penetrate beneath the surface of the skin. Fractora treatments are appropriate for patients with more advanced skin issues like deep wrinkles that surface-level treatments cannot fully resolve.
By avoiding the outermost layer of the skin, Fractora is also able to avoid the pigmentation issues that can arise following surface-level radio-frequency treatments. Discoloration is minimal, while scars, wrinkles, and even pigmentation issues are effectively reduced. Some skin types can benefit from any of these technologies, but depending on your ethnic background and skin pigmentation, Fractora may be one of the few treatments that can work effectively for you with no visible drawbacks.
Skin Renewal: Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Treatment
The Fractora system can effectively treat the following cosmetic problems affecting facial skin:
- Acne scars
- Facial wrinkles
- Neck wrinkles
- Lines around mouth
- Poor skin tone
- Pigmentation issues
How Does Fractora Work?
Fractora is an advanced cosmetic treatment that uses a unique technology to firm and tighten loose skin and improve texture and tone. The radiofrequency delivered by the system involves a pin-based technology that penetrates various areas of the facial skin at different levels, based upon the flaws to be addressed. The scalable depth makes it possible to resurface and restore facial skin more precisely and accurately than other similar systems, and is an appropriate treatment for facial skin with more extreme problems. The heat produced by the device is delivered beneath the pigment layers, reducing the risk of pigmentation issues that can occur with skin resurfacing treatments.
Skincare Consultation with Dr. Westreich, NYC
Patients will meet our aesthetician for an initial consultation in Dr. Richard Westreich’s welcoming office space in New York City, where she will conduct a detailed skin analysis. Topics such as your diet, medications and current skincare regimen will be discussed, along with your general self-care rituals such as wearing sunblock and abstaining from smoking. During this time, patients can express their specific skin issues and leave with a comprehensive strategy developed to uniquely address your specific goals, lifestyle, and budget while targeting your skin’s strengths and weaknesses.
Skin Rejuvenation Beyond the Ordinary
The Fractora system can treat a range of more serious facial skin issues, including:
- Reduce the appearance of acne and trauma scars
- Improve skin texture and quality
- Reduce wrinkles on face and neck skin
- Restore and even skin tone
- Reduce the appearance of excess pigmentation and unsightly blood vessels
When your facial skin is flawed and wrinkled, it will impact how you feel about yourself. To go about your day knowing you have fresh, glowing skin can dramatically improve your self-confidence and feelings of empowerment. Dr. Westreich is here to help you achieve the fresher, younger, more appealing appearance that leaves you feeling confident that you are looking your best.
Your Genetic Code and Your Facial Skin
The quality of your facial skin and how soon it begins to wrinkle and sag is determined by your genetic makeup. The groundbreaking technology in Fractora makes it possible to treat more skin types and colors without fears about hyperpigmentation. Darker skin tones tend to tan more easily and are more prone to discoloration with laser resurfacing. The Fractora system is effective on those with darker-toned skin, as well as other skin colors.
What to Expect in a Fractora Treatment
Patients report mild discomfort with the treatment, and some patients take pain medication prior to treatment. Lidocaine is administered for your comfort. Depending upon your pain threshold, we offer various options so your experience is comfortable for you. The procedure takes about one hour to administer.
After Fractora Treatment: Your Recovery
This procedure addresses many deeper and more serious skin problems, including wrinkles, sun damage, and scars. Initially, your skin will appear swollen, which can be managed with cold compresses. The initial swelling diminishes in about one to three days, and the remaining degree of swelling, varying from patient to patient, can be expected to be gone after about one to two weeks. Your facial skin will initially show a grid pattern, and bronzing and crusting are common side effects. The tiny dots fall off over the following week. Full healing is achieved in about two weeks, with your facial skin appearing fresh, new, even-toned, restored, and rejuvenated.
Deeper, Targeted Skin Correction with Fractora
Dr. Westreich is known for his professional skills as a plastic surgeon and for using the most advanced non-surgical treatments. For patients with more extensive aging issues, deeper wrinkles and creases, uneven tone, or unsightly sun spots or acne scar damage, Fractora delivers outstanding results. If you are ready for a deep skin quality correction and resurfacing, we invite you to meet with us so we can evaluate your facial skin issues and advise you of the treatment that will produce the results you envision.
For a comprehensive selection of the best cosmetic solutions on the market performed by a double board-certified physician, contact Dr. Westreich at New Face NY.