Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
As we naturally age, our skin begins to lose volume and elasticity. This results in the skin appearing looser and appearance fine lines and wrinkles becoming more apparent.
The solution to this is Fractora RF Microneedling. Using the BodyTite platform, Fractora RF Microneedling involves using the combination of small needles and pulse RF energy.
This is an effective way to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation issues and to increase volume in the face.
You will be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you are wishing to rejuvenate the face without using injectables or undergoing a surgical procedure such as a facelift.
You will need to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
You may not be a suitable candidate for this procedure if you have a darker complexion. Our surgeons will be able to recommend more suitable procedures for those with a darker complexion.
Prior to undergoing the Fractora RF Microneedling procedure, you will be required to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons in London. They will be able to assess your skin and discuss your wants and needs. They will be able to determine whether this is the best procedure, whether you should combine other procedures or undergo a different procedure instead.
Prior to the procedure starts, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to your skin, which will help to numb the treatment area. If necessary, local anaesthetic injections can also be given.
The procedure involves using a handheld device which contains 60 tiny needles. This is pressed against the skin while RF energy is also applied. This will stimulate both collagen and elastin production. This will result in the approved appearance of your skin.
You may wish to combine Fractora RF Microneedling with other facial rejuvenation procedures. For best results, we recommend combining with platelet rich plasma therapy. Otherwise known as PRP therapy, the procedure involves taking a sample of your own blood, treating it, and injecting it back into the face. This increases the production of collagen.
You can also combine this procedure with FaceTite, which uses RF energy to tighten the skin.
Following the procedure, it is normal for your skin to appear red and somewhat swollen.
Over the first few days, you may notice scabs forming and the skin may peel.
You may wish to take a few days off work. During this period you will be unable to wear any makeup, including concealer.
Do not use any soaps or products with anti-ageing materials for the first two weeks. Make sure to keep the skin as moisturised as possible.
You may need to have up to three treatments to achieve the best results. Repeat sessions can happen at three to five-week intervals.
You will notice continual improvements to your skin over the next six months.
You may wish to repeat the treatment after one or two years.
Fractora RF Microneedling is a facial rejuvenation procedure. It uses a combination of microneedling and RF energy to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This leaves you with tighter skin with fewer signs of wrinkles, acne scars and pigmentation.
There are numerous benefits to undertaking Fractora RF Microneedling, including:
Currently, Fractora is not suitable for those with darker complexions who may be from areas such as East Asia, Africa or Southern Mediterranean.
If you are interested in Fractora and you have a darker complexion, our surgeons will be able to help recommend a more suitable procedure.
Before undergoing the procedure, topical anaesthetic cream will be applied to your skin. If you are having a deeper treatment, a local anaesthetic will also be injected into the treatment area.
This will ensure you do not feel any pain throughout the procedure.
It is not compulsory, but you may wish to undertake up to three treatments. These repeat treatments can be taken at three to five-week intervals.
Immediately after the procedure, you may notice your skin is red and swollen. This is normal and is a sign the treatment is working. This may be noticeable for a few days.
The skin may also form scabs and peel in the first few days.
Results will continue to improve and become more visible over the next six months.
You will be able to notice some results from the treatment once the redness and swelling subsides.
Results will continue to improve with time, and you may notice the final results after six months.
For enhanced results, you may wish to combine Fractora RF Microneedling with other facial rejuvenation procedures. Treatments that can be combined include platelet rich plasm therapy and FaceTite.