Fractora skin resurfacing at Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes fractional coagulation and volumetric heating to treat many common blemishes and conditions that can affect our facial appearance. Fractora by InMode is used to reduce facial wrinkles and lines and for diminishing skin irregularities, such as pigmentation, acne scars, and other flaws. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, fractional skin resurfacing is considered an effective treatment for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of the patient's skin, the treatment can be customized for the best results. There is little recovery time associated with the Fractora procedure. Any questions or concerns may be reviewed with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Derek Lou during your initial consultation.
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Fractora Ideal Candidates
Fractora is geared toward patients who are unsatisfied with their overall complexion. If you see sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness issues, this procedure may help correct these imperfections. Also, it is wonderful if you have rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. Fractora isn't suggested for anyone who has very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. In addition, it's important to understand that there is a recovery period needed after laser therapy. Certain patients, based on their skin condition, may require as much as 2 – 3 weeks to recover.
Fractora Procedure Technique
Medication may be given prior to the procedure to help reduce any pain so you can relax throughout your appointment. Depending on the depth of your treatment and the size of the treatment area, local anesthesia or a form of sedation may be necessary. Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the Fractora handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting the designated areas for improvement. The laser energy is designed to destroy damaged skin cells while also prompting new collagen growth.
Fractora What to Expect
The treated skin may be pink, and there may be some swelling and irritation following treatment. These symptoms subside in a few days and the skin peeling process will occur over a 3 – 5-day period. The treatment sections may be protected with dressings and the irritation, swelling, and burning sensation may be intensified. Pain medication can be prescribed to help reduce these symptoms. The downtime may last as long as several weeks. Every patient needs to limit their UV exposure following their laser treatment and use sun protection regularly. Following Fractora treatment, the treated skin will naturally crust, flake, and peel off. It's important to avoid accelerating the recovery process to prevent scarring and to shield your face from sun exposure. After the peeling is finished, the treated skin should feel smoother while also appearing rejuvenated, younger, and clearer.
How much does Fractora cost?
Your skin resurfacing cost will vary, depending on the size of the treatment area and your desired results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lou will listen to your concerns and wants before explaining what to expect from the procedure. After this, a member of our team will speak with you about costs. Lou Plastic Surgery regularly offers skin treatment specials and discounted packages so be sure to ask at your appointment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Lou or someone on his staff will give you tips on ways to speed skin healing following your Fractora resurfacing treatment. The most important rule is to not peel or pick flaking skin. Doing this can cause long-term damage, like scars. You need to forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which includes waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest creams to help soothe treated areas.
Skin Resurfacing A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Your Fractora treatment will provide outstanding results if you are looking to achieve a more youthful appearance. If you are considering a skin resurfacing and want to hear more information about the benefits, and about additional nonsurgical options Lou Plastic Surgery performs, we encourage you to contact our office in Houston, TX today to make your appointment with Dr. Lou.