How Does DermaFrac Rejuvenate Skin?
You may have heard of DermaFrac, but you're not sure how it works or whether it would be beneficial to you. This procedure is an advanced and gentler form of micro-needling that can rejuvenate the look of aging or sun-damaged skin.
Is DermaFrac the Same as Micro-needling?
DermaFrac is a method of micro-needling that performs uniform, shallow penetration of the derma and can simultaneously infuse the skin with beneficial serums. To understand this procedure, let's take a closer look at traditional micro-needling.
The micro-needling procedure involves penetrating the skin with many tiny needles, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. The increased levels of these substances help the skin to heal and appear younger and healthier. Micro-needling can be helpful with acne scars, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, stretch marks, or age spots.
How Is DermaFrac Different From Micro-needling?
DermaFrac uses an advanced device that rolls over the skin being treated. It provides uniform and painless penetration of the skin with tiny micro-needles and includes the use of infusions to more effectively treat specific skin conditions.
Depth of Penetration
Rather than applying pressure to the surface of the skin, the DermaFrac device contains a vacuum that gently lifts the skin to the needling tip. This provides for very consistent surface penetration of the derma. The microneedles only enter the top layers of the skin, remaining above the capillaries and nerve endings.
This consistently even depth of penetration isn't possible with standard microneedling. The result is that DermaFrac is a more comfortable procedure; most patients experience no pain during the treatment. There is generally no downtime required after the procedure, and anesthetics are not needed.
Addition of Infusions
Another major advance with DermaFrac is the use of infusions. Your clinician will talk with you about your skin type and any issues or conditions you are experiencing, then recommend the most beneficial serum for you.
What Infusions Are Available?
There are a variety of infusions for improving your skin. Combined with the stimulation of the microneedles, infusions provide nutrients to the skin that can effectively rejuvenate your appearance and defend your skin against future damage.
As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin than we enjoyed in our younger years. The skin loses its youthful glow and wrinkles and age spots appear. Many adults suffer from blocked pores, acne, and scarring as well. DermaFrac infusions target these issues directly.
Infusions often contain a combination of treatment options, blended to specifically address a particular condition.
Vitamin C for Protection and Repair
Vitamin C slows the rate of damage to your skin that causes drying and wrinkles. This antioxidant infusion brightens and hydrates, promotes healing, and protects against further damage from pollution and free radicals in your daily environment.
Peptides for Rejuvenation
There are several infusions that contain peptides. These amino acids are the protein-based building blocks your body needs to repair injured or damaged cells. When peptides are infused during a DermaFrac treatment, they provide your skin with the necessary amino acids for healing.
Peptides also work with microneedles to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and help to hydrate the skin cells.
Salicylic and Lactic Acids for Clear Skin
Salicylic acid is very effective for treating acne. It is drawn to oils and penetrates pores to clean deeply. This acid also has anti-inflammatory properties to soothe the skin, which can help to reduce future breakouts.
Lactic acid exfoliates dead skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, resulting in brighter, clearer, younger-looking skin.
Kojic Acid For Even Skin Tone
Kojic acid lightens dark spots due to sun damage or age, making skin appear youthful and healthy. Kojic acid also has antimicrobial properties, inhibiting the growth of microorganisms that contribute to the inflammation accompanying severe acne outbreaks.
What Does the Treatment Entail?
Treatments take about 45 minutes. Your clinician will begin with a deep cleanse of your skin and will then discuss with you which serum will be most beneficial for your specific needs.
The DermaFrac device lifts the skin and the microneedles make minuscule and very shallow pinpricks, stimulating your skin and delivering the infusion into the outer layers of the derma. Patients typically report a cold sensation from the roller tip and describe the microneedling procedure as feeling scratchy but not painful.
Four to six treatments are recommended, four weeks apart to see optimum results. This course of treatment is ideally followed by a single visit once a quarter to maintain your younger-looking, healthier skin.
Is DermaFrac Effective?
In a word, yes, this treatment is remarkably effective at treating a wide range of skin conditions and damage related to age and the environment.
Microneedling has been used successfully for years, increasing healthy skin's youthful, plump, and vibrant look. DermaFrac improves upon the traditional methods by adding infusions of nutrients, allowing clinicians to deliver therapeutic serums right into the derma, where they provide the greatest benefit.
Would DermaFrac Work for Me?
This therapy works on all skin types for a range of issues. DermaFrac is painless, so it can be used even on the most sensitive parts of your face, such as your upper lip and around your eyes. With so many options for serums, there is an appropriate selection for just about any skin condition.
The procedure takes less than an hour and provides visible and long-lasting results with minimal maintenance. There is generally no downtime after treatment, so the procedure is not disruptive to a busy schedule.
Quite simply, if you want a more youthful, brighter, and healthier-looking complexion, DermaFrac is an easy and beneficial therapy. It can reduce the aging effect of wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage; treat acne; and even minimize the visual appearance of scarring.
Where Can I Find a DermaFrac Practitioner?
DermaFrac treatment is provided without anesthesia and can be performed by a range of skin care professionals and medical practitioners in a variety of settings. To learn more about the benefits, contact us at Lavish Skin and Body or book online here. We'll be happy to answer your questions and arrange a consultation with one of our highly qualified practitioners.