It’s a fact of life that age changes your body. Even if you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you face the inevitability of wrinkled skin. As time passes, your body produces less and less collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for the structure of your skin.
Without these two essential elements, your skin loses its plump, smooth appearance and its ability to snap back into place. Like a deflated balloon, once your skin’s underlying support is gone, the surface becomes wrinkled, shriveled, and loose.
Dr. Kent G. Miller answers that natural regression with a powerful solution called Fractora laser. Using safe and effective radiofrequency technology, the Fractora device resurfaces your skin and gets rid of that crepey look. Here’s how it works.
The Kent G. Miller way
At Kent G. Miller, MD Gynecology, Women’s Health and Allure Cosmetics and Aesthetics Center of Georgia, we’re committed to your health and safety above all. Before suggesting any cosmetic treatment, Dr. Miller gets to know you and your aesthetic goals, and he helps you decide which procedure is best for you. Depending on your skin issues, he may recommend multiple sessions or a combination of treatment types.
When you come to us with your skin care and health needs, we give you a personalized approach backed by Dr. Miller’s 30-plus years of practice.
Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that Dr. Miller is highly qualified to administer the Fractora laser skin resurfacing treatments and makes sure you’re completely informed and comfortable before undergoing any procedure. To that end, here’s some valuable information about Fractora.
Dr. Miller trusts Fractora by InMode because it has proven safe and effective for almost all skin types. Not all skin treatments can be used on light skin as well as dark skin, but Fractora can. Some treatments leave behind pigment changes, but Fractora leaves nothing but smoother skin.
Fractora uses bipolar radiofrequency technology and microneedling to boost and remodel the collagen beneath the surface of your skin. This means it’s very versatile and can correct many textural issues, like crepey skin under your eyes, all over your face, on your neck and chest, under your arms, and around your knees and elbows. It can even reduce the appearance of acne scars.
How Fractora helps your skin help itself
The way Fracora rejuvenates your skin is by triggering your body to start pumping out more of the essential collagen and elastin like it did when you were younger. One of the things that prompt this production is injury. When you get a cut or scrape, your body amps up collagen and elastin and sends it to the site to heal it.
That’s the concept behind microneedling. Dr. Miller uses the handheld Fractora device, which has tiny needles that perforate your skin. These micro-injuries signal your body to send healing properties, and voilà — more youthful-looking skin.
Fractora laser sessions
To make sure you’re completely comfortable throughout the Fractora laser treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing except for maybe some mild pressure.
Sessions are generally short, but it depends on the surface area being covered.
You can expect to see some slight redness and swelling in the mirror immediately following your treatment, but it subsides in just a few hours. Most people go straight back to work or get on with their regularly scheduled day.
Again, your personal treatment plan may differ from someone else’s, but a typical course of Fractora includes 3-6 sessions over 2-3 months. You’ll see more dramatic results with each session.
What about sagging skin?
While Fractora is specifically designed to address wrinkles and textural issues, another device manufactured by InMode works in perfect harmony with Fractora. Morpheus8® also uses radiofrequency technology and microneedling, but it reaches deeper into your skin to the fat layer.
By targeting this deeper layer, Morpheus8 affects the contours of your skin, so if you have sagging jowls, pronounced laugh lines, or droopy cheeks, Morpheus8 tightens them up and improves your overall look.
Used together, Fractora and Morpheus8 can have your skin in top shape in no time. Call our Gainesville, Georgia, office today at 770-532-4477 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller and find out if Fractora, Morpheus8, or both are right for you. You can also send a message to Dr. Miller and the team here on our website.