Laser skin resurfacing generates a thermocoagulation that stimulates collagen and elastin in the epidermis and dermis of the skin, tightening it and reducing flaccidity, while improving texture and minimizing scars and stretch marks. In some cases, we combine it with others. treatments or procedures to achieve better and faster results
What is ResurFx?
Non-ablative, fractional laser technology to improve stretch marks, scars, flaccidity, skin hyperpigmentation and removes moderate/severe skin lesions.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES THE RESURFX TREAT?
– Age spots or sun spots
– Fine lines and wrinkles
– Stretch marks or striae
– Hyperpigmentation or discoloration
– Uneven skin tone
– Scars from acne or surgery
– Lax or loose skin
HOW DOES RESURFX WORK?
The ResurFX laser by Lumenis®, one of the world’s leading makers of medical devices, is a skin resurfacing option that prioritizes patient comfort just as much as effectiveness. It is a non-ablative laser, which means it stimulates the skin to develop collagen without harming or ablating any skin. As collagen increases, the skin looks tighter, more even, and more youthful. ResurFX is also a fractional laser, which means the laser is delivered to the skin in tiny dots and to only a fraction of the skin. The ResurFX requires only one pass over the skin to produce effective results, reducing treatment time. Finally, since it is a non-ablative, fractional laser, the recovery time after the procedure is minimized.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE RESURFX ROCEDURE?
During a ResurFX laser skin rejuvenation treatment, we typically use a topical anesthetic. Due to the non-ablative nature of the ResurFX laser, most patients find treatments extremely comfortable. Additionally, we use a cooling air device that blows refreshing, cold air on the treated areas for comfort. Treatments can take 20 minutes or more, depending on the size of the targeted area.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE RESURFX PROCEDURE?
After ResurFX laser skin resurfacing, patients generally have recovery time with some redness and swelling after the procedure. Patients can return to their normal activities the day after the procedure. Recovery time is short and relatively comfortable. Redness, swelling, and minor irritation similar to a mild sunburn may develop, but these effects typically subside in just a few days. Sun exposure before and after treatment should be avoided and a sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher should be worn daily in the days after the procedure. Once completely healed, ensure you wear at least a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher every day to help protect your skin long-term.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
ResurFX is completed as a series of treatments. Because it is a limited downtime procedure, it usually requires multiple treatments for significant and meaningful results. Typically, at least 3-4 treatments about one month apart are necessary to obtain optimum results, although this varies by the individual and their goal.
What are the Benefits?
Dermaplaning provides an effective and safe exfoliation treatment that promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skincare products while making the skin look and feel smoother and also reducing the appearance of acne scars. The treatment also works to remove facial hair that can trap dirt and oils. It works on almost all skin types and provides near-instant results with no downtime.
- Leaves skin soft and supple
- Removes dead skin cells
- Removes “peach fuzz”
- Enhances the penetration of your skincare regimen products
- Can be used in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures such as HydraFacials or Peels
Treatment Problem or Condition
Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Unwanted Hair
Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin
An initial series of 3-6 treatments is recommended with monthly maintenance.