You’ll find all of the safest, most effective aesthetic treatments waiting for you at ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL. That includes an age-defying treatment that helps to reverse damage to the skin and the visible signs of the aging process. Fractora treatment skin resurfacing can help you get back to a look you feel confident in. Read on for all the details you need to know about this exciting treatment option.
What Is Fractora Treatment?
Safe for All Different Types of Skin
Laser skin resurfacing treatments that offer similar results may have very strict requirements in regards to who is eligible to receive treatment and enjoy the benefits that lasers can provide for your skin. For example, those with fair skin and dark hair are usually the ideal candidates for such treatments. This revolutionary treatment opens up the power of lasers for practically any patient, however.
There is also no risk of burning the surrounding skin, muscle, and hair cells because no lasers are used in this treatment. That makes this treatment safer and more effective for people of all skin tones as opposed to laser-based solutions.
Minimize Appearance of Dark Spots
Hiding dark spots on your skin, whether they result from aging or sun damage, can be difficult. There is also a social stigma that prevents a majority of men from covering such flaws by wearing makeup. People with fairer skin may struggle with hiding dark blemishes on their skin even with the use of expensive cosmetic products.
Radiofrequency skin resurfacing alleviates these issues at the source by encouraging your body’s natural collagen production. New cells are created to replace the old ones in a process called cellular turnover. Fresh, healthy skin cells that are unaffected by uneven pigmentation are brought up to the surface of your skin, creating a supple, youthful look to the skin’s appearance.
Smooth Away Wrinkles and Lines
By combining the power of radiofrequency and microneedling, Fractora treatment is able to eliminate wrinkles from your skin. Collagen induction therapy, also called microneedling, stimulates natural collagen production in your body. Found in the base layers of your skin, collagen is the protein that gives skin its framework to build off of. It adds volume to your skin to give it the youthful appearance you’re familiar with.
Wrinkles form on your skin for a variety of different reasons. However, volume loss is one of the most common reasons for wrinkles to appear. This is due to the fact that your body’s collagen production begins to slow down once you reach the age of 30. Existing collagen also begins to weaken, worsening the issue. By boosting your body’s own collagen production, microneedling helps to restore volume and smooth away wrinkles.
Tighter, Firmer Skin
People in their 30s and 40s are likely all too familiar with the sagging skin that comes with age. Sometimes, this problem is the result of weight loss. Nicotine use, alcohol consumption, or damage from the sun’s UV rays are some other common causes of this issue. But no matter how healthy the lifestyle you lead is, you may find your skin beginning to sag when you pass the age of 30. This problem is also due to the weakening of the collagen that supports your skin. Decreased collagen production as you age stops your skin from being able to replace the old, weakened collagen.
This treatment can reverse both of these processes to eliminate sagging skin at its source. The microneedling penetration of your skin stimulates collagen production while the radiofrequency warms your skin to further encourage the development of new proteins. The uptick in your body’s natural collagen production creates more supple skin and eliminates sagging.
Works Well When Combined with Other Treatments
You’ll notice a vast improvement to your skin’s health and appearance as a result of skin resurfacing. However, it is not the magic solution for every skin problem that exists. Although this non-invasive treatment works wonders on most wrinkles, some wrinkles caused by muscle hyperactivity will require other forms of treatment. Neuromodulator injectables, such as Botox or Dysport, can be helpful with these types of wrinkles. Because Fractora treatment is so minimally invasive, you won’t need to wait several weeks after receiving treatment to follow it up with other aesthetic services to treat your other concerns.
Better Skin Texture and Tone
While wrinkled, saggy skin is one thing that we have to contend with as we age, it isn’t the only issue. An overall unhealthy look often begins to gradually set in as the years go by. This may make your skin appear more dull and ruddy in color than it had been previously.
This aged appearance may also come with a leathery look and texture to the skin, as well. This treatment will assist with this unhealthy looking skin by stimulating cell turnover and replacing the old, dead cells with renewed, healthy ones.
Results Get Better with Time
Perhaps the most significant benefit this treatment confers is the stimulation of new collagen development in your body. This process occurs over a lengthy period of time. That means that over the course of one to three months after treatment, you’ll notice the results you see in your skin getting better and better. The final results of your treatment will be yours to enjoy for a full year.
You may notice the results remaining for as long as 15 months, but we do strongly encourage patients to schedule a follow-up appointment one year after their initial treatment. That will help us assess if follow-up treatment is needed to achieve the full aesthetic effects that you’re looking for once the initial effects begin to wear off.
Preparing for Treatment
Washing your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water are good steps to prepare for treatment. You should also not be wearing any lotions, sunscreen, or makeup on the day of your appointment, and avoid putting in any piercings or using topical medications for your skin. Take a prophylactic antiviral therapy ten days prior to your appointment if you have had a history of cold sores in the past.
The Treatment Process
There is no pain or discomfort associated with this treatment, but we can apply a prescription-strength topical aesthetic to the treatment area at your request if you’re apprehensive about needles. The area will be numb within 15 minutes, allowing treatment to commence. This process usually takes only 15 to 20 minutes.
We can also help you with any anxiety you feel about your treatment, so let us know if you’re feeling uneasy. We’ll prescribe an oral sedative to make the process even more stress-free. If you opt to take the sedative, ensure that you have somebody around to drive you to and from your appointment.
Follow-Up from Treatment
This treatment doesn’t involve extensive post-treatment care because it is so non-invasive. However, we will give you a few guidelines to follow in order to ensure the best results. For example, you should get ample rest following your appointment. While you can go about your daily routine as normal if you wish, we usually encourage our clients to go home and take a nap following treatment. If the area treated feels warm to the touch, use ointment and cool compresses on the area.
Your skin will immediately begin to appear tighter, smoother, and overall healthier. Over the course of the next three to four days, your skin will peel and reveal a layer of healthier skin that lays beneath the superficial layer of skin cells that peel away. During the first three to four weeks following treatment, avoid using products that have the potential to irritate your skin. These include vitamin C and retinol, but our professionals can provide you with more products that should be avoided.
Enhance the Aesthetic and Appearance of Your Skin
Whether you’re suffering from stubborn acne or you’re beginning to notice wrinkles in your reflection as you age, this treatment can assist with a variety of skin concerns. Those suffering from sunspots, age spots, or hyperpigmentation can also benefit from receiving treatment. Give your skin the care it deserves by taking advantage of the benefits Fractora treatment offers.
Contact ALC Med Spa in Gurnee, IL today for an initial consultation to learn more about everything this revolutionary treatment can do for you. We’re looking forward to giving you a personalized treatment plan and getting you back to the skin that you love.