Our fractionated non ablative laser works principally by the laser creating zones of heat injury to the skin below the surface. This results in collagen production being stimulated as the body naturally heals itself and skin tightening. These great results with minimal downtime are what deferential it from past generations such as CO2 lasers which involve several days of swelling after the procedure. The best results of ResurFx are obtained after several treatments customized depending on the conditions and deserved results.
ResurFX is a top grade laser made by Lumenis®, one of the world’s most respected makers of medical devices. It is a skin resurfacing procedure that prioritizes patient comfort levels just as much as effectiveness. ResurFx is a non-ablative laser meaning it stimulates the skin to develop collagen without harming or ablating any skin. With the creation of additional collagen, the skin is visibly tighter, more even, and more youthful. As a fractional laser, the energy is delivered to the skin in tiny patterns requiring only one pass over the skin
During a ResurFX laser skin rejuvenation treatment, a topical anesthetic is typically applied and the patient numbs for 15 minutes. Due to ResurFx’s non-ablative nature, most patients find the treatment very comfortable. Usually a small fan blows refreshing air on the treatment area for comfort. Depending on the size of the area treatment usually takes around 20-30 minutes.
After ResurFX laser skin resurfacing, there is usually a window of recovery where there is some redness and swelling. Patients can expect to return to their normal activities the day after the procedure. The redness, swelling, or minor irritation similar to a mild sunburn rarely last more than a day or two and subside quickly. It is important to not that sun exposure before and following the treatment should be avoided and sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher should be applied daily in the days following the procedure. After the effects are gone dropping down to an SPF 15 or higher every day is acceptable.
ResurFX is recommended and most effective as a series of treatments. Because of its less invasive nature, it typically requires at least 3-4 treatments each about 1 month apart for significant and meaningful results.