The Lumenis® ResurFX™ treatment enables us to offer you remarkably healthier, radiant, and more youthful skin. ResurFX is optimally tailored to address even the early signs of aging with noticeable results for fine lines, skin texture, and overall skin appearance.
The ResurFX fractional laser is a state-of-the-art, non-ablative, skin resurfacing technology. Non-ablative means it does not destroy or ablate the skin cells, while fractional means it is only affecting a fraction, or small percentage, of the skin. So a benefit of ResurFX is that you are able to get great results with minimal recovery time, unlike the CO2 laser, which causes several days or more of peeling, crusting, and significant swelling after the procedure. The fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin. Stimulating new collagen production is the key to a more radiant, youthful-looking skin. With the ResurFX technology, we can achieve excellent clinical results over a sequence of treatments, while keeping your comfort maximal and downtime minimal.
You are likely a good candidate for ResurFX treatments if you are looking for subtle brightening and evening of skin tone and texture. Acne scars, pigment problems, age spots, lax skin, fine lines, and wrinkles can all be improved with Lumenis ResurFX. This procedure works gently over time, delivering subtle improvements with each treatment. Those who looking for natural results and are willing to invest time treating their skin are ideal candidates for this procedure. Please make a complimentary consultation with one of our expert practitioners to learn more and find out if Lumenis ResurFX is a good option for improving your skin’s appearance.
Please limit your sun exposure prior to your visit, and always where sunscreen during your activities outside. Also discontinue any retinoid products five days prior to treatment. We suggest you wear or bring a button down shirt so as not to pull anything over the face or across the body area being treated when changing clothes. Your practitioner will give you additional advice as needed during your complimentary consultation.
Your skin will first be thoroughly cleansed. We will offer a numbing cream for mild discomfort which you may feel depending upon the targeted area. Discomfort levels vary from patient to patient, and for various treatment areas. Mostly, patients experience mild stinging and tingling during the actual treatment. Please ask your practitioner if you are concerned about your comfort level. The treatment itself only takes about ten to fifteen minutes. The total treatment time may take 45 minutes or more, with some of the time allotted for the numbing cream to take affect. We will provide you with post-procedure care instructions.
After treatment, you will experience some redness and swelling, and after a few days, perhaps a bronzed appearance. Most swelling will be noticeable the day of, and on the first morning, after treatment. To minimize swelling you can apply cold compresses to the area for ten minutes of every hour on the day of the treatment. A rosy “glow” may remain for several weeks. You may also notice a “sandpaper” texture for a few days after treatment. This is a sign new collagen is being created in the treated tissue and your skin is regenerating. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and to apply sunscreen diligently throughout the treatment course. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the same day.
The Lumenis® ResurFX™ treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. Typically, two to three sessions are needed for significant improvement in the skin texture and fine lines. But after the first treatment, you will notice changes in pore dimensions. Optimal results are achieved after three to five sessions in four to five-week intervals. However, you will continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatments.
The results are lasting, however, the aging process doesn’t stop so you will notice that the effects will gradually fade over time. We suggest that you plan on about one treatment per year to help maintain the rejuvenating effects of Lumenis ResurFX.
Yes! The Lumenis® Photofractional™ system is a complete skin rejuvenation solution, enabling us to offer you remarkable results on a range of skin aging concerns such as age and sun spots, vascular lesions, uneven texture, and skin tone. This unique rejuvenation technology includes two treatments: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™, so that both skin tone and texture may be treated during the same session. For faster healing and greater effectiveness of Lumenis® ResurFX, you may also add Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) skin rejuvenation therapy to your treatment. Please ask your practitioner about this combination approach during your complimentary consultation.