Fractora

For so long the only viable option for skin resurfacing and rebuilding of the skin’s collagen fibers was fractionated CO2 and Erbium laser. Until now. Fractora is changing skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation procedures. While laser remains a good option for certain skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale, it can be problematic for darker skin types and people who are exposed to a lot of sunlight, like those living in sunny Southern California. Additionally, lasers presents a risk for pigment scarring, either by creating too much pigment (hyperpigmentation) or by damaging the melanocyte (hypopigmentation) and scaring the skin with white, colorless spots that cannot be corrected.

Fractora is a safe, effective and results driven treatment for rebuilding the skin’s collagen fibers and resurfacing the skin by treating fine lines, wrinkles, skin irregularities, acne, and other scars. The biggest difference between Fractora and CO2 or Erbium lasers is that the Fractora’s radio frequency (RF energy) technology is color-blind, thereby making it a safe option for all skin types and for active people who enjoy outdoor activities. Fractora’s resurfacing power is driven by micro-needles that penetrate the skin and deliver waves of radio frequency that ablate the skin’s dermis (inner layer) causing minimal damage to the epidermis (outer layer). The result is less downtime, less risk of post-procedural complications such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and Melasma, and none of the sun sensitivity post recovery that is associated with laser treatments.

In addition to its superior resurfacing technology, Fractora also addresses skin laxity and tone. Anton MD Aesthetics offers two Fractora treatment packages, one for resurfacing and the other for lifting and tightening the skin. All our Fractora packages include home care products from our medical grade skin care line, CORE, by Anton MD. CORE stands for Correct, Optimize, Renew and Exfoliate. Fractora can also be used in combination with other treatment options like LumeccaForma, and Injectables for those seeking total, non-surgical facial rejuvenation. During your complimentary skin care consultation, your beauty concerns will be addressed along with other considerations such as budget, available recovery time, lifestyle, long and short-term aesthetics goals.

Fractora Resurface package – $1,999.00

  • 3 Fractora treatments/area – scheduled 3-6 weeks apart
  • CORE skin care products – gentle clean, raindrops, zen gel and Elta MD sunscreen.

Treatment area(s)

Face, perioral, neck, décolleté, abdomen, legs, arms, knees

Who is a Candidate

All skin types presenting with fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, acne scars, sun damaged skin, an uneven or rough-textured complexion, stretch marks, and other skin irregularities.

What to Expect

Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Our aesthetic nurse delivers a light sedation before further administering a tumescent anesthetic. You may feel pressure as the Fractora needles penetrate the epidermis, but patients report no pain during or after the 30-minute procedure. Patients will require a driver to get them home safely. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and post operatively with a prescription medication.

Downtime and Recovery

The treated area is moderately to significantly red immediately following treatment but typically subsides within several hours. Swelling is typical and subsides within 3-7 days. Pinhole sized scabs from where the micro-needles make contact with the epidermis form between 2-5 days and slough off between 7-14 days. Do not to scrub or pick at the scabs. They can be easily covered with a tinted sunscreen or light foundation the day after treatment. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during recovery whenever skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.

Results

The skin’s appearance improves significantly after a 7-14 day healing period with just one treatment. Improvements continue up to three months after the final treatment. It is important to complete all three Fractora treatments for optimal and longest lasting results, though visible and significant changes will appear with each treatment. After the nine to eighteen week treatment period, skin will be noticeably softer, more taut, wrinkles less pronounced, acne scars less noticeable, and the overall complexion more even and smooth.

How long do results last

After three months when optimal results are achieved, your new younger looking skin can stay that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the Fractora Resurfacing package limit sun exposure, use the CORE skin care products daily at home, and purchase one of the recommended Maintenance packages.

Combine Fractora, Lumecca, and Forma for a Fractotal Facelift. FracTotal Facelift is the ultimate skin renovation treatment that addresses all in-demand facial concerns including skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and pigmentation.

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Fractora Rejuvenate package – $1,999.00

  • Includes a package of 3 Fractora treatments/area- scheduled 3-6 weeks apart
  • CORE skin care products – gentle clean, raindrops, zen gel and Elta MD sunscreen.

Treatment area(s)

Face, perioral, neck, décolleté, abdomen, legs, arms, knees

Who is a Candidate

All skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale presenting with skin laxity due to aging.

What to Expect

Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Our aesthetic nurse delivers a light sedation before further administering a tumescent anesthetic. You may feel pressure as the Fractora needles penetrate the epidermis, and a muscular contraction as the RF energy is delivered, but patients report no pain during or after the 30-minute procedure. A Zimmer cooler is on hand if needed for additional comfort. Patients will require a driver to safely get them home. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and post operatively with a prescription medication.

Downtime and Recovery

The treated area is mildly to moderately red immediately following treatment but typically subsides within several hours. Swelling can occur but subsides within 3-7 days. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during recovery when skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.

Results

The skin’s appearance improves significantly after a 7-14 day healing period with just one treatment. Improvements continue up to three months after the final treatment. It is important to complete all three Fractora Tighten treatments for optimal and longest lasting results, though visible and significant changes will appear with each treatment. After the nine to eighteen week treatment period, skin will be noticeably more taut, especially in the jowl, cheek and mid-face area.

How long do results last

After three months, when optimal results are achieved, your new, younger looking skin can stay that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the Fractora Tighten package, limit sun exposure, use the CORE skin care products daily at home, and purchase one of the recommended Maintenance packages.

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FracTotal Facelift

For those seeking optimal improvement and rejuvenation of the face without surgery, the FracTotal Facelift is the best combination treatment available. The treatment includes the powerful technologies of Lumecca, Fractora, CO2, and Forma. FracTotal Facelift is a total facial rejuvenation that treats tone, texture, pigment, laxity, brightness, pore size, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and crepe skin.

FracTotal Facelift – $3,499

Treatment area(s)

Face, neck, decollate

Who is a Candidate

FracTotal Facelift can be modified to treat skin types 1-4 on the Fitzpatrick Scale, presenting with signs of aging skin including fine lines, deep wrinkles, crepeness, sun damage, skin laxity, pore size, acne scars, irregular and uneven skin texture. Some medications, lifestyles, and medical conditions may restrict or prohibit treatment.

What to Expect

Treatment area(s) is numbed with a topical numbing cream for 30 minutes before the treatment begins. Our aesthetic nurse injects a light sedative before further administering a tumescent anesthetic. Your treatment begins with Lumecca to treat pigment irregularities. Next, Fractora, with its powerful radio-frequency (RF) micro-needles works to resurface the skin and stimulate collagen. A light dusting of the Brilliance CO2 laser enhances the resurfacing and rejuvenation effects. The treatment ends Forma. Most patients report no pain during or after treatment. A Zimmer cooler is on hand if needed for additional comfort. Patients will require a driver to safely get them home. Note: Patients with a history of cold sores will be proactively treated pre and post operatively with a prescription medication.

Downtime and Recovery

The treated area is significantly red immediately following treatment and can remain so for up to 14 days post-treatment. Swelling is typical and usually subsides within 3-10 days. Skin can be dry and slight scabs will form where the Fractora micro-needles made contact with the skin. It is important to hydrate the skin sufficiently with CORE raindrops and not pick at or rub the face. Sunscreen must be worn at all times during and after recovery when skin is exposed to sunlight, including indirect sunlight such as driving.

Results

The skin’s appearance improves significantly after a 7-14 day healing period. Improvements continue with optimal results seen at three months as new collagen growth is stimulated. Lumecca and Forma follow up treatments are done two to three weeks apart after the initially healing period. Following completion of all therapies, skin will be noticeably tighter, brighter, softer, more taut, fewer pronounced wrinkles, acne scars will be less noticeable, and the overall complexion more luminescent.

How long do results last

After three months, when optimal results are achieved, your new younger looking skin can stay looking that way for years to come. Of course, the aging process never stops so to maintain the great results you get with the FracTotal Facelift package, limit sun exposure by protecting your skin with a physical sunblock such as CORE, made in the shade, or Elta MD, continue to use CORE skin care products, and purchase one of the annual maintenance packages like the Lumecca Maintain Package.

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Individual Fractora Treatments

Fractora Resurface Full Face – $999

Fractora Rejuvenate Full Face – $999

Fractora Perioral – $399