Fractora vs. VI Peel: Which is Best?

Our skin is resilient, protecting us from all sorts of pollutants and chemicals that are out in our environment. But just because it’s helpful, doesn’t mean that there aren’t aspects of it that may make us less than happy.

We know we’ll always have some flaws in the skin department (scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, etc.) especially as we age, we don’t want acne to be one of them. Thankfully, there are some treatments that can help restore the clear skin you used to have. Keep reading to learn about two acne treatments we offer, so you can make the best choice.


Fractora refers to a specific type of fractional skin resurfacing, but this specific treatment doesn’t utilize laser energy like many skin resurfacing treatments do. With Fractora, radiofrequency energy is delivered deep into the dermis, the skin’s second layer. The Fractora handpiece contains delicate pins, similar to what you may be familiar with during your skin rejuvenation treatments. These tiny pins create tiny little microscopic channels through the epidermis, where they can influence big changes in your skin. As the needles penetrate the epidermis, each one delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy directly into the dermis. This helps your skin heal itself faster than it could by itself.

VI Peel

The VI Peel uses a synergistic blend of powerful peeling agents that gently help turn over dull and congested skin, revealing more beautiful healthy skin. It is one of today’s most popular treatments to give your complexion a radiance.

The VI Peel uses a combination of alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol and retinoic acid to improve the texture and clarity of your skin.

Who is a good candidate for these treatments?

Fractora skin resurfacing treatments require shorter recovery times when compared to other skin resurfacing treatments. Another big bonus: Fractora doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation, so patients with darker skin tones can utilize this treatment without fear of those negative side effects. Fractora can be used on sensitive areas of the face such as the eyelids and around the mouth, so if you have skin concerns in sensitive spots, Fractora could be a great option.

The VI Peel may require some downtime, which is very common with chemical peels. If you do not have time to stay indoors, any kind of peel may not be the best option for you.

Give us a call at (415) 788-3800 to learn about Fractora, the VI Peel, and how we can help you fight acne.

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