Fractora is a remarkable skin treatment that resurfaces the skin in order to minimize the effects of aging. The treatment uses RF energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, revitalizing collagen and thus improving skin texture. Fractora treatments result in a restoration of a more youthful appearance in patients troubled by several types of skin problems, including:
- Acne scarring
- Skin contractions
- Pigmentation changes
Whether the cause of such superficial skin tone problems is excessive sun exposure, adolescent acne, or the wrinkles and skin contractions resulting from natural aging, Fractora provides noticeable improvement after only one session. Additionally, almost no downtime is necessary after a treatment.
Depending on the condition and texture of your skin, you can expect treatment to be completed in one to six sessions. While immediate results are visible, optimal improvement usually takes about 2 weeks to be seen. For many patients, skin quality continues to improve for up to 3 months after treatment. While the most common areas treated with Fractora are the eyelids, forehead, cheeks, mouth, neck, and smile lines, the treatment can be used on other affected regions of the body.
Patients should expect to see some redness and possibly some micro-lesions for a day or two (sometimes up to a week) after the procedure. After treatment, the site should be moisturized and patients should avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight. A broad-spectrum sunscreen on exposed areas daily to reduce the signs of aging as well as to decrease the risk of skin cancer.
Fortunately, for the many patients troubled by cellulite, the unsightly puckering on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and/or buttocks, BodyFX is a very effective treatment for dimpling and lost elasticity of the skin that comes with weight change, poor diet, hormonal variations, dehydration and/or genetic predisposition.
BodyFX is the only technology that uses focused radiofrequency energy not only to target specific fat deposits, but also to tighten collagen and dermis. Using a combination of radiofrequency energy, deep-tissue heating and suction, BodyFX can produce remarkable results as the skin is both tightened and reshaped.
Like Fractora, BodyFX is noninvasive. Used as a less risky, nonsurgical alternative to liposuction. BodyFX can successfully alter the contours of the body to to reveal a smoother, tighter appearance.
During a BodyFX treatment, RF energy is administered as a succession of pulses and the patient’s skin temperature is carefully monitored to maintain strict control over the process. For most patients, the treatment is a comfortable one. It is normal to experience warmth and a sensation of gentle pulling as the RF energy and vacuum smooth out the undesired pockets of fat.
Patients receiving BodyFX treatments will observe gradual improvement in skin texture after the first few sessions, by which time the skin will feel softer and smoother. Depending on the size and nature of the targeted area, four to eight once weekly sessions are necessary to see optimal results. No downtime is required and some people actually have treatments during their lunch hour. While patients usually feel a sensation of warmth following treatment, it does not interfere with their normal routine.
Another type of InMode procedure is Forma, designed to improve the appearance of the skin, making it smooth, tighter, and more radiant. This treatment is frequently used by celebrities since it can provide firmer, more youthful skin without the downtime or risk of surgery.
Forma works by using radio-frequency technology to contract the skin in its deepest layers, stimulating collagen production and providing long-lasting skin elasticity. It is carefully monitored to ensure that all targeted areas receive equal attention.
Areas of both the face and body can be effectively treated with Forma. Commonly, Forma is used to diminish wrinkles of the forehead, around the eyes, between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds), smile lines, neck, upper arms (“bat wings”), and abdomen.
For most patients, Forma is administered weekly for six weeks. For people with only mild laxity, treatments may scheduled less frequently with more weeks between sessions. Patients who receive Forma treatments find that their skin appears smoother, with far fewer wrinkles.
Forma Plus is another noninvasive procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin. It is focused on refining and reversing skin sagging to give the skin a much more youthful appearance. Completely safe and comfortable, Forma Plus can be used almost anywhere on the body where loose skin is a problem. It effectively tightens skin on the arms, back, abdomen, thighs, knees or love handles by using RF energy to stimulate collagen production.
During Forma Plus treatments patients typically experience skin warmth and tightening. Gradually, over the course of treatment, they become aware that the skin of the targeted areas appears smoothed and lifted. The body appears smoother with fewer textural imperfections and tighter skin. Generally, patients have weekly treatments for six to eight weeks.
After a Forma Plus treatment, all patients are able to immediately return to their daily routine. There may be some temporary redness in the treated area, but it will disappear within a few hours. The procedure is basically painless. Many people comment that a treatment feels much like a hot stone massage, but with much longer-lasting results.
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) now used to improve the appearance of the skin. It improves the complexion by reducing skin irregularities with photothermolysis, a comfortable light treatment, Lumecca works on many types of imperfections of the skin, such as freckles, age spots, sun damage, vascular lesions (spider veins, port wine stains), and the redness of rosacea.
A Lumecca photofacial has been shown to improve the clarity of the skin in just one to three treatments, producing a more even skin tone and more youthful appearance. Lumecca is safe and effective for use on almost all areas of the body. It is most commonly used to treat regions regularly exposed to the sun, such as face, neck, decolletage, legs, hands and arms.
It is important for patients preparing for a Lumecca treatment to avoid direct sun exposure for a month prior to treatment. The procedure itself involves a bright flash of light during which the patients experiences a mild sensation of tightness. Afterwards, the skin is temporarily warm and red for about an hour. During the next 24 to 48 hours, pigmented spots may appear darker, but during the following week these pigmented lesions will flake off, and the skin tone will even out. Vascular lesions may also temporarily change coloration, but will then fade and disappear.
While improvements to the skin are visible within a few days of Lumecca treatment, the skin will continue to look younger and more glowing for up to two weeks. Pigmentation improvements are usually visible more quickly than vascular ones; both will be optimal after about 2 weeks. For many patients, having multiple photofacial sessions will improve the final result. The only side effects of Lumecca treatments are the redness and warm skin immediately following the sessions. Patients are advised to avoid sunlight immediately of treatment.
In many cases, patients, in consultation with their aesthetic practitioner, opt for a combination of treatments. Forma patients sometimes have a treatment series which includes a combination of Forma, Fractora Resurfacing and Lumecca Photofacial. This highly rejuvenating procedure, known as a FracTotal Facial, enables all of the patient’s skin conditions, including skin laxity, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, wrinkles and pigmentation, to be addressed at one time.
Diolaze, the most innovative of the laser hair removal treatments, manages to deliver supreme power and high speed during the same session. It surpasses all laser hair removal systems on the market not only with its power and speed, but with its comfort and safety.
Advantages of Diolaze include:
• Optimal wave lengths
• Reduction in treatment time
• Ability to treat even the most stubborn hair
• Built-in cooling to keep the procedure virtually painless
• Ability to treat up to skin type VI (dark brown or black)
The built-in safeguards and diode scanning technology of Diolaze combine to provide the best of both worlds: matchless efficiency and the safest form of laser hair removal available.