ResurFX Skin Resurfacing
The ResurFX laser is an FDA-cleared skin resurfacing option that prioritizes patient comfort and effectiveness.
What Can ResurFX Treat?
The ResurFX laser penetrates both the epidermis and the dermis placing up to thousands of laser spots (per square centimeter) within the deepest layers of the skin resulting in the visible reduction of stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and scarring. ResurFX treatments build collagen, improving the overall texture of the treated area. Unlike standard CO2 laser treatments, ResurFX is safe for use on patients with darker skin tones.
The ResurFX laser skin resurfacing system can improve:
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Wrinkles/ fine lines
- Loose skin
- Sunspots and age spots
How Does ResurFX Work?
ResurFX works by channeling heat to the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the development of collagen without harming surrounding tissue. This collagen growth reduces the appearance of scars, pores, wrinkles and stretch marks, resulting in tight and more youthful looking skin. ResurFX can also improve the appearance of sun spots and age spots by heating and destroying pigment in the top layer of skin, the epidermis.
ResurFX delivers light energy into the skin through tiny dots, similar to other fractional devices on the market. However, ResurFX laser treatments only require a single pass, which minimizes patient discomfort and reduces recovery time. Laser intensity, spot size, and shape can be customized to meet the specific needs of the patient.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
While most patients find ResurFX treatments to be comfortable, a topical anesthetic can be used to minimize discomfort. The time it takes to perform a ResurFX treatment varies depending on the size of the targeted area, but usually takes approximately 30 minutes. Multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart may be recommended in order to produce optimal results.
How is ResurFX Different from Other Lasers?
The ResurFX laser system has a number of advantages of similar skin resurfacing lasers:
- Quicker Treatments: Full penetration is received in a single pass over the skin.
- Less Painful: Laser energy is distributed to prevent the skin from becoming damaged from overheating.
- Customization: ResurFX can be tailored to the specific treatment needs of each individual patient.
- Flexibility: ResurFX laser treatments can be combined with other treatments like dermal fillers and Botox.
How Does ResurFX Differ from Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels use a controlled chemical solution to remove the top layer of skin. In contrast, ResurFX provides skin resurfacing without removing the skin; the laser energy passes through the outer layer of skin without causing any damage.
Additionally, chemical peels only provide results for the top layer of skin while the ResurFX laser repairs deeper dermal layers, correcting scars, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
What Should I Expect After My ResurFX Treatment?
ResurFX treatments require essentially no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities right after treatment. Mild swelling, redness, and tingling may persist for as long as a week after treatment. Patients must exercise proper sun protection after treatment.