I recently had a fractoral laser treatment and the treatment was very painful. Any suggestions?
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I recently had a fractoral laser treatment and the treatment was very painful. Any suggestions? #fractora #fractorarf
Fractora is a radio frequency skin tightening procedure associated with minimal to no discomfort IF skin to be treated has been anesthetized ADEQUATELY.
Usually the skin is treated with topical anesthetic cream for 30 to 45 min before fractora treatment. If fractora is gong to be used in high settings (intense treatment) a nerve block may be needed, specially if fractora will be performed around the mouth.
Patients interested in fractora skin tightening should make a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in plastic surgery procedures of the face that has the fractora device.
There can be discomfort with Fractora or any other RF needling system. The key to comfort during an RF system is the following:
-Powerful topical treatment- Powerful topical treatments may take up to 45 minutes to effectively numb the skin and can make the treatment tolerable
-Local anesthetic- Nerve blocks and local anesthetics can make the procedure better for patients with low pain thresholds and patients using higher energy
-Oral pain medication- Oral pain medication and relaxation medications can make the procedure even more tolerable.
-Cooling- A zimmer chiller or other cooling mechanism can be used to make the patient more comfortable as well.
Numbing cream hour before Fractora
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
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