Dr. Kearney is pleased to offer a superior solution to decrease wrinkles, improve skin complexion, reduce skin irregularities, and provide a healthier and younger looking you!

What is Fractora™ Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractora™ is the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment available to treat aging skin and acne scarring. Fractora delivers RF (radio-frequency) energy through a handheld device with small pins that create tiny punctures in the skin and send heat below the surface of the skin. The gentle heat generated by the pins promotes collagen production which results in improved skin texture, tightening, and overall rejuvenation of skin health.

Areas of treatment include the face, neck, chest arms, stomach, and any other areas that can benefit from skin renewal and tightening.

What are the benefits of Fractora Laser?

  • Little to no downtime
  • Can be used on all skin types, unlike many other technologies
  • Improves skin elasticity and firmness
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Significant resolution of cystic acne and scars
  • Depth of treatment can be adjusted to fit patient lifestyle and individual skin concerns

What is the treatment like?

Many patients are able to tolerate treatment in the office after numbing cream has been applied to the area for about an hour. The actual treatment itself is fairly quick, usually lasting less than 30 minutes and consists of firm pressure to the skin and small pricks as the device is moved over the area. Discomfort increases with treatment intensity so some patients may wish to have a stronger pain medication administered, assuming they have a driver. Certain patients may wish to have the Fractora done in conjunction with other surgical procedures while they are under general sedation. Everyone’s tolerance levels are different so Dr. Kearney will be able to help you figure out what you need in order to make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.

What is the recovery like and how many treatments will I need?

Patients will experience a small amount of redness and swelling immediately following the procedure and may see a grid-like pattern on their skin (where the micro pins have penetrated) for about a week. Make-up can be applied 1-2 days after treatment and normal activities can be resumed the day after treatment. Sunscreen should be applied post-treatment. Some results can be seen after 1-2 weeks but the most noticeable results happen at about 6-8 weeks and improvements can continue for up to 6 months following the treatment.

Depending on the treatment intensity, patients will need 1-4 sessions spaced about a month apart.

To learn more about Fractora treatments in San Diego and La Jolla, call our office or fill out our online form.