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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Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff