Non-invasive skin tightening treatments: Fractora and Forma

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Many patients who may have considered surgical facelifts in the past are now finding the age-defying results they want with non-invasive in-office procedures that can be performed in as little as a single session. Not only are these gentle procedures appropriate for turning back the clock on facial appearances, but they can also minimize stretch marks, scars and wrinkles anywhere on the body. Here is a look at the two major skin-tightening therapies available for patients seeking the results of plastic surgery without the downtime.


Fractora is the latest generation of non-surgical skin resurfacing technology. With results similar to CO2 laser, Fractora can improve the texture and tone of the skin by softening wrinkles and creating more even pigment with dark spot removal with less complications and less downtime than the CO2. This treatment uses fractionated radiofrequency waves that penetrate the skin to heat the deeper layers of the dermis. By heating the skin in this localized way, Fractora boosts the production of collagen while destroying damaged cells that cause scars and blemishes. Results are seen over several weeks as the skin continues to repair itself. The aggressiveness of the treatment can be tailored to the patient's schedule. More aggressive treatment requires a single session, while lower settings afford less downtime but require multiple sessions.


Forma utilizes radio frequency to heat the dermis and stimulate contracture of loose or sagging skin. It features built-in safeguards to heat the skin precisely with no damage to the outer layers. This treatment is ideal for the face and neck, because it is gentle, effective and safe, but can be used almost anywhere on the body.

To explore the single-session non-surgical cosmetic treatments that will have you looking your best for years to come, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sami Bittar in La Grange. You can also connect with Jocelin Sisto, MA, MMS, PA-C, the Midwest Regional Trainer for Invasix/InMode, a new fractional skin rejuvenation technology. Learn more about Dr. Bittar’s practice by calling 708-354-4667 or visit the website for a full list of services. 

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