Fall Into Fractora

Now that we’re turning the corner into late fall and winter, this is a great time to give your skin a boost. Dr. Kearney has numerous treatments that improve your skin. One our patients really love uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and improve the skin. It’s called Fractora. Fractora is the most advanced fractional radiofrequency treatment available to treat sun damaged, aging skin and acne scarring.

What is Fractora?

Fractora is a new alternative to fractional laser skin resurfacing. In fractional resurfacing, the laser energy creates hundreds of microscopic channels down through the epidermis across the treatment area. The laser energy then enters and heats the dermis, the skin’s second layer. This triggers the wound response that so many different aesthetic treatments seek, where new collagen and elastin are produced by the body to heal the perceived wound. This tightens and firms the skin. The problem with laser fractional resurfacing has always been downtime. Patients can have to endure enduring redness and in those with darker skin tones there has been a risk of hyperpigmentation.

Fractora is fractional skin resurfacing, but instead of laser energy, radiofrequency energy is delivered into the dermis, the skin’s second layer. The Fractora handpiece has two choices of heads: a small head with 20 pins or a large head with 60 pins. These pins create the microscopic channels of up to 1mm through the epidermis. As the pins penetrate the epidermis, each pin tip delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy directly into the dermis. This creates the same wound response without the more involved recovery demanded by fractional laser resurfacing.

What skin issues can Fractora be used to improve?

Fractora is effective on a wide range of aging skin problems:

  • Fine lines
  • Deep lines
  • Texture problems
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Areas of redness

How Fractora improves your skin

Fractora rejuvenates the skin in two ways. First, it creates hundreds of microscopic channels in the skin that immediately begin a healing process that improves the skin, breaking down texture problems. Second, it delivers radiofrequency energy directly into the dermis layer of the skin, without having to go through the skin, as laser energy does with fractional laser treatments.

Interested in putting RF energy to work improving your skin this fall? Call Dr. Kearney at (858) 677-9352 to book a Fractora session.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff