Modern technology has opened up a whole new world in anti-aging procedures. While each of these technologies is highly effective in tightening and revitalizing your skin, imagine a procedure that combines two of the most efficient techniques: microneedling and radiofrequency energy.
Here at Bella Medical Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on offering our patients in Columbia, Maryland, the latest, cutting-edge techniques to turn back the hands of time. With our Fractora system, we approach aging skin from the surface and from deep within for incredible results.
If you’d like to find out how the Fractora works to reverse the signs of aging, here’s what you need to know.
The passage of time
Before we get into how the Fractora works, let’s review what happens to your skin as you age, so you better understand how we address these events.
First, over the course of your life, your skin is subject to an incredible amount of abuse as it protects and shields your body, and that’s especially true on the skin of your face. From sun exposure to harmful bacteria, your skin takes the brunt of the outside world, which begins to take its toll as you grow older.
When you’re young, your cells regenerate at a pace that can keep up with the damage, but as the years go by and the damage piles up, your cells are no longer able to repair themselves quickly enough, leaving age spots, deep lines, and scarring to mottle the surface of your skin.
On top of this, your collagen and elastin production naturally begin to wane with each passing year. For women, this loss is a dramatic one as they pass through menopause, and their estrogen levels drop precipitously, seemingly overnight.
Collagen and elastin are the building blocks of healthy skin, and they’re responsible for the tone and elasticity in the tissue. As these building blocks weaken, and with no new collagen on the horizon, you’re left with fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sagging skin.
The one-two punch
With Fractora, we address your aging skin from different angles. First, the system delivers fractional radiofrequency energy through tiny pins that create small microlesions on the surface of your skin. These tiny lesions send your skin into a mild healing response, and one of the first responders is collagen. When we create these pinholes, we form a network that the collagen comes in and strengthens, without the need for ablating the entire surface of your skin as some treatments do.
At the same time as the Fractora creates the microlesions, it also sends radiofrequency energy deeper into your tissue, creating the same mild healing response below the surface of your skin. This means that the renewed collagen production is addressing both the surface of your skin and the layers below, for a tightening effect that works from the inside out and the outside in.
Our Fractora system is very effective at tightening your skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps with sagging skin, as it restores elasticity and tone to the tissue, which helps your skin maintain its form without succumbing to gravity.
In addition to lines, the system is highly effective against brown and red discolorations, as well as acne scarring and large pores. When the collagen comes in, it fills in these areas, reducing the pock-marked look and areas of hyperpigmentation.
We use this procedure on most areas on your face and neck, and you generally need one to six treatments for the full effect. The best way to know what your timeline would be is to sit down with Dr. Nagpal to review your skin and your goals.
Over the course of the weeks and months following your Fractora sessions with us, your skin will improve gradually as your collagen kicks in and new cells are generated. With each new day, you’ll be turning back the clock on aging skin.
To learn more about this innovative combination treatment, we invite you to give us a call. Or you can request a consultation by filling out the online form found on this website.