Fractora Skin Remodeling
Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
Right for you?
Is Fractora Safe for My Skin Type?
Fractora radiofrequency skin remodeling is safe on all skin types with little risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) as compared to lasers, particularly for those with darker skin types, mixed ethnicities, or extremely sensitive skin. Regardless, when treating patients with darker skin tones, our aestheticians will prepare the skin with a lightening peel, such as Reve Skin Enlighten Mask or Cosmelan Peel, to help suppress pigment production and ensure a safer and more effective treatment.
Fractora is also available in both coated and uncoated tips. Uncoated tips are intended for lighter skin types while coated tips are ideal for darker skin tones and those susceptible to hyperpigmentation with any energy-based therapy. This protective coating spares the skin’s surface from receiving excessive radiofrequency energy, further reducing the risk of PIH and allowing for more frequent treatments.
Does Fractora RF Skin Remodeling Work?
For many patients, Fractora is ideal for non-surgical, minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation. Fractora stimulates the formation of new collagen through microchannels of energy; prompts subdermal skin tightening; and improves the skin’s elasticity for remarkable short-term and long-term results. According to InMode, the outcomes include “improvement in skin complexion, reduction in skin irregularities and restoring skin to a more youthful appearance.” Fractora has also been shown to improve acne scarring by up to 50%.
What to Expect During a Fractora Treatment
Fractora is deeper than a standard microneedling treatment, so patients can experience discomfort during the procedure. To ensure your comfort, Dr. Emer can apply topical numbing cream, pre-ice, give oral medications, or inject nerve blocks into the treatment area.
When prepped with numbing medication, most patients report the sensation of light needle pricks in the skin and heat in the treatment area. During the treatment, Dr. Emer can offset the heat with a handheld Zimmer cooling device to desensitize the skin.
Throughout the skin remodeling process, Dr. Emer and his physician assistant aestheticians will keep the skin flat and taut while creating a stamping pattern over the treatment area—either in single or double pulses, depending on the desired intensity level—until minimal pinpoint bleeding is visible. Pinpoint bleeding is an indicator that the pins are delivering high-energy radiofrequency energy to the dermis layer of the skin, creating collagen synthesis, evening the skin’s texture, and remodeling the skin.
Which Is Right for Me?
InMode Fractora or InMode Morpheus8
Both Fractora and Morpheus8 are microneedling RF devices that can improve the quality and appearance of your skin. Fractora is a deeper treatment than most microneedling procedures and is commonly used to revise acne scars. Morpheus8 goes beyond Fractora’s maximum depth, making it a better option for patients who have more advanced scarring or are looking for more significant skin tightening of the face, neck, or body. InMode Morpheus8 can achieve up to 4 mm of depth (compared to 3 mm with Fractora) and delivers thermal energy 5 mm beneath the skin’s surface.
The results of InMode Fractora and InMode Morpheus8 are evident in both the short- and long-term. Skin tightening effects will be visible soon after treatment and will continue to improve over the course of 12 weeks. A knowledgeable and experienced dermatologist like Dr. Emer can determine whether Fractora or Morpheus8 is the best microneedling RF option for achieving your desired outcome.
How Much Does Fractora Cost?
The size of the treatment area(s), the severity of your cosmetic skin concerns, and the number of sessions needed to achieve your desired results will affect the price of your Fractora treatment. Dr. Emer will review his treatment recommendations and all associated costs with you at your initial consultation.