Results Seen: While some results are apparent after 1 session, optimal results appear after 3-6 sessions.
Downtime: ~3-7 days
What is Lumenis ResurFX™ Fractional Resurfacing?
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 Lumenis ResurFX is the latest in non-ablative, fractional laser technology to improve skin discoloration, stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles and more. Non-ablative means it does not destroy or ablate the skin cells, while fractional means it is only affecting a fraction or percentage of the skin. The benefit of the ResurFX is that it is able to get great results with minimal recovery time unlike the CO2 laser, which has several days or more of peeling, crusting and possible swelling after the procedure. The optimum benefits of ResurFX are obtained with several treatments depending on the condition and desired results.
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.
Histologies taken immediately after treatment*
What can I expect during the ResurFX procedure?
During this treatment, we will first thoroughly cleanse your face and apply a topical anesthetic. You may feel a heated, tingling sensation, but most patients find this treatment comfortable due to the non-ablative nature of this laser. Depending on the treatment area, it will take approximately 15 minutes to administer, with the total treatment time taking up to 45 minutes due to the time that we must allot for the numbing cream to take effect. Post procedure instructions will be provided.
PRE & POST INSTRUCTIONS:
Patients are encouraged to pre-treat skin with our HQ kit for 2-4 weeks prior to their first treatment.
Avoid irritant topical agents (AHA, BHA, Retinol), including our HQ kit, for 3-4 days prior to treatment.
Avoid tanning/excessive sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
Avoid applying makeup on the day of treatment.
If patient has a history of Herpes Simplex, patient will be prescribed oral antiviral medication.
Mild erythema and skin sensitivity may occur up to 7 days.
Avoid direct sun exposure for 2-3 weeks.
Gentle moisturizers and sunblock must be applied daily.
Avoid using hot showers/baths/saunas/exercise for the first 24 hours following treatment.