Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology is proud to announce the addition of the Votiva radio frequency platform for tightening of the skin on the face, neck, and body.
Radio frequency is a form of electromagnetic energy, which travels in waves. When these waves travel through tissue, heat is generated. The heat that is produced by the application of RF energy causes a controlled thermal injury, which in turn is repaired by the body. During this repair process, we see the production of new collagen and elastin.
The power of RF is being harnessed more and more effectively in the field of aesthetic medicine to tighten and firm skin. Fractora marries RF and microneedling treatment. Microneedling is perhaps the hottest skin care trend in aesthetic medicine today. It has many benefits, including improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pore size, skin tone, and texture. It does this by inducing production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas. The needles in at-home microneedling devices are limited to 1.5mm, while the needles in professional grade microneedling devices may reach up to 3-mm in length.
The Fractora hand piece on the Votiva platform is the most advanced fractional RF microneedling device on the market. It delivers RF energy through an array of micro needles. There are three different arrays that can be utilized depending the indication. There are 3-mm coated arrays, which deliver energy to the subdermal tissue, while coated and uncoated 1.5-mm arrays deliver energy more superficially. By fractionally ablating the skin and restructuring the deeper tissues, patients see significant improvement in wrinkles, skin tightness, acne scarring, and pore size. Fractora can also be used to effectively treat active acne and has the additional benefit of improving acne scarring. It can even be used to dramatically reduce underarm sweating and odor.
For the patient, Fractora treatments are made comfortable by the application of a topical numbing cream. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, numbing injections may be necessary. The number of treatments varies depending on the condition but is typically between one and six. All but the most aggressive treatments require little to no downtime. Although near immediate improvement may be seen, full results may take six to 12 weeks.
While there are several other RF devices on the market, I chose the Votiva platform because of its versatility. With the Fractora hand piece, we can deliver the rejuvenating benefits of RF microneedling to any part of the body on any skin color. In addition to Fractorain Knoxville, Southeastern Dermatology will also be introducing FormaV RF treatments to address feminine health concerns with Votiva.
To schedule your appointment or consultation and learn more about Fractora in Knoxville, call 865-474-8800.