Anti-Aging With Fractora, What Is All The Fuss About? | Fractora Pros and Cons

What Is Fractora?

Fractora is a radio-frequency device that delivers the energy through microneedles. It is bipolar, which means that the energy is transmitted from the needles to a sidebar on the tip. This allows for not only heating around the micro-needles but also for deep bulk heating of the tissue, resulting in significantly more skin tightening. So what are the fractora pros and cons?

The microneedles vary in length and this allows flexibility as to which layer of the skin needs to be addressed. Fractora benefits people who want to treat pigmentation, broken capillaries, and fine lines, and deep wrinkles. The silicone-coated microneedles, where only the tip is exposed and conducts energy, allow for significant tightening of the skin while avoiding pigmentation issues while minimizing recovery time.

Fractora uses RF energy to stimulate collagen formation. The treatment is color-blind, which means it’s safe to use on those with darker skin without worries of pigmentation.

Other skin resurfacing treatments are not suited for those with darker skin tones due to the risk of hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. These side effects include the appearance of white, colorless scars that can’t be corrected, and this is a problem for those with darker skin tones.

Levels Of Fractora Treatment

Clinics offering Fractora skin treatment typically use different needle tips in the procedures. Each needle tip has varying penetration levels to produce different benefits.

  • Light

    This Fractora treatment uses a low-energy setting to meet desired results. This mode requires 6 to 8 sessions done every 2 to 4 weeks to complete. Recovery time for this level is faster at 1 to 2 days only.

  • Moderate

    Uses a more powerful energy setting for deeper penetration. This level requires 4 to 6 treatments done every 2 to 6 weeks. The recovery time for this is longer at 3 to 4 days.

  • Deep

    Uses the highest energy setting for the procedure and with more extended needle tips. This means that the sessions are shorter, requiring only 2 to 3 sessions.

Other skin rejuvenation and tightening techniques treat only the top layer of the skin, meaning the possible damage on the surface is more visible and will take longer to heal. One of the biggest Fractora benefits that make it the preferred choice by many is how it penetrates sub-dermal tissue, resulting in longer-lasting results, minimal damage on the surface, and faster healing process.

How Is Fractora Performed?

On your first consultation, your skin type and tone will be assessed. Your areas of concern, goals, and expected results will also be discussed during this time. Your doctor will tell you about the realistic outcomes of the procedure, as well as the Fractora pros and cons should you proceed with the treatment. Fractora before and after shots may be requested when you schedule a consultation so you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll look like after the operation is successful.

During the treatment, a numbing agent will be given to manage pain and discomfort. The Fractora device will then be traced over the untreated skin on your body. Depending on your aesthetic goals, the doctor may use a combination of superficial and deeper treatment levels.

The process will take around 1 hour or less, depending on how large the target areas are for treatment. Aftercare instructions will be provided after the procedure.

Fractora Pros And Cons

Like any other skin procedure, there are Fractora pros and cons to consider so you can set expectations on the results and possible issues that might arise from the treatment.

Fractora Benefits

  1. It’s a non-surgical skin tightening procedure.
  2. Addresses multiple skin problems with minimal ablation.
  3. Can improve acne scarring by as much as 50%.
  4. Low risk of having post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  5. Minimal downtime that will take only 3 to 5 days.
  6. Excellent results in reducing acne scars and fine or deep wrinkles.
  7. Fractora takes only around 30 minutes to complete.

Fractora Risks

  1. During the recovery period, you will see tiny pin-prick holes that will gradually disappear.
  2. Those with cystic acne might see an outbreak of closed comedones on the area treated with occlusive dressing.
  3. Swelling might be felt on the treated area.

Who Can Benefit From Fractora?

Fractora is for anyone who wants to increase skin tightness, decrease wrinkles, and improve skin texture. For me, It’s one of the best procedures for reducing the signs of aging, thanks to its fractional facial rejuvenation. It can be used on the face, body, or extremities. Fractora also benefits those who need treatment for acne scarring.

Fractora is safe for aging skin and all skin types. If you are Hispanic, Asian, or African-American with a darker complexity, most laser treatments might be out of the discussion. However, Fractora skin treatment may still be a good option because it has a significantly lower risk of causing pigmentation that’s highly visible on darker skin tones.

Who Can Benefit From Fractora?

  • How many treatments do you need?

    Although this will depend on your condition and goals, the average number of treatments ranges from 1 to 3.

  • How much does Fractora cost?

    The cost for the procedure ranges from US$1,500 to US$6,000, depending on the area to be treated. The cost of the procedure also depends on where you’ll receive it.

  • Can Fractora be done with other treatments?

    Yes, Fractora can be done together with other skin treatments or on the next few days after recovery. It can also be combined with other injectables or energy treatments for maximum effect on the skin.

  • When can you start putting on make-up?

    Downtime is minimal and this is one of the Fractora benefits that you’ll like. You can start applying make-up 1 to 2 days after treatment. While micro-lesions might appear, they disappear after a week.

  • Recovery Period

    Another one of the benefits of Fractora is the short recovery period. The downtime after the Fractora procedure is only a few days and varies based on the aggressiveness of the treatment and the condition of the patient’s skin.

Topical anesthesia is usually sufficient, but for those who are worried about pain management, more is available if necessary. No pain medication is required after the procedure. Sun damage is no friend to any cosmetic procedure, but Fractora treatments tend to create fewer problems when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

It’s possible to achieve the best skin tightening results while also treating acne scars, active acne, skin pigmentation, and broken capillaries with Fractora. The ability to use Fractora in darker skin types along with relatively short recovery time while consistently achieving great results makes it irreplaceable in cosmetic treatments.


Results will be visible immediately, but the best outcome appears typically 2 weeks after the procedure. Improvements on your skin can continue up to 3 months after the treatment. During this period, you can take Fractora before and after shots to see your transformation after the treatment.

Where To Get Fractora Treatment

If you’re looking for a legitimate Fractora specialist, contact us at The Nikolov Center For Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nicholas Nikolov, a board-certified doctor who specializes in plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments, will handle your operation.

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