About Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing at Plano Aesthetics is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that uses pulses of energy via InMode's Fractora laser to treat damaged skin layer by layer. The treatment is performed to reduce facial lines and wrinkles and to improve skin irregularities like acne scars, pigmentation, and other flaws. Skin resurfacing by InMode Fractora bridges the gap between laser therapy and cosmetic surgery as an effective treatment for patients desiring softer, clearer, youthful-looking skin. Depending on the condition of the skin, the treatment can be adjusted accordingly. There is some downtime associated with most skin resurfacing treatments. Any concerns or questions can be discussed with Plano, TX specialist Dr. Jeffrey Caruth during your initial consultation.
There are many factors to consider when deciding if Fractora is right for you. This procedure is geared toward patients who are unhappy with their overall complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, or pigmentation issues, this treatment can help correct these imperfections. It works well if you have scaly patches, rough texture, or other irregularities. In addition, it is important to understand that there is downtime associated with this treatment. Some patients, depending on the condition of their skin, may need up to 3 – 4 days to recover.
In most situations, medication will be given prior to the treatment to help reduce pain so you can relax during your session. During the procedure, you will relax in our treatment chair while the Fractora applicator is moved over the skin, directly targeting the designated areas for improvement. You will feel heat and pressure as the applicator works to address treat your complexion and stimulate the production of collagen for optimal healing.
What to Expect
The skin will appear red and there will be some irritation and swelling following your Fractora treatment. This should subside within a couple of days. The treated areas will most likely be covered by dressings and the swelling, burning, and irritation sensation will be intensified. Medication can be prescribed to help reduce these side effects. The downtime associated with Fractora can last 3 – 4 days. All patients should limit their sun exposure after treatment and apply sun protection regularly. You should expect your skin to naturally flake, crust, and peel away. It is important to avoid interfering with the healing process to evade scarring and to protect your face from sun exposure. Once healing is complete, your skin will feel softer while looking clearer, rejuvenated, and younger.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Fractora skin resurfacing cost?
Fractora skin resurfacing costs vary based on the type of treatment you select. During your consultation, Dr. Caruth will listen to your concerns and goals before explaining your treatment options. Then, he can create a treatment plan and discuss costs. Plano Aesthetics often runs treatment specials and discounted packages, so be sure to ask during your consultation.
What kind of downtime should I expect?
Unlike other more invasive laser treatments, downtime following RF skin resurfacing is minimal. Patients comment that their skin feels warm, slightly puffy, and red for up to a week depending on the severity of the treatment. Makeup should not be applied for two or more days following treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
Dr. Caruth or a member of his team will discuss how you can help your skin heal after resurfacing treatment. The most important rule is don't pick or peel your skin. This could cause lasting damage including scars. You should skip all hair removal methods in the treatment area, which means no shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. We will recommend an ointment to help soothe and heal your skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Fractora treatments can be customized to help meet each patient’s aesthetic goals. Dr. Caruth may recommend up to six sessions to achieve the results you desire. To find out how many sessions you will need, we request that you schedule a consultation at Plano Aesthetics.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $300 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
A Softer, Clearer Complexion
Fractora skin resurfacing offers outstanding results if you want a younger-looking complexion. If you are considering Fractora and would like to learn more about it, as well as other nonsurgical options Plano Aesthetics offers, we invite you to call our office in Plano, TX today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Caruth.