What is ResurFX laser?

Author: Dr. Stella Ledner  |  Last update: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

ResurFX is a non-ablative, fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment. That just means it's gentle and only affects a portion, or a fraction of your skin. Because the laser is fractional and can target cells directly, it can provide a noticeable improvement to your skin with minimal discomfort and downtime.

How long does ResurFX last?

How Long Do the Results of ResurFX Last? After you finish the recommended number of treatments, your results can last up to two years. You'll have longer-lasting results if you take good care of your skin by avoiding sun exposure, using a good sunscreen, and sticking to a good skin regimen at home.

How long does it take to see results from ResurFX?

Because ResurFX stimulates your skin to produce new collagen, results take some time to develop. You can expect to see your results peak after about 1 week.

Does ResurFX tighten skin?

The Resurfx laser delivers laser energy through tiny dots to the dermal layer of the skin. The heat energy causes the skin to contract, which provides an instant tightening of the skin, and the laser stimulates collagen production.

Is ResurFX laser permanent?

How long do the effects of ReSurFX last? The results of the laser treatment are long lasting, but not permanent. The better your take care of your skin and protect it from the sun, the longer the results will last.

Laser Resurfacing Facial with ResurFX at the Aesthetic Lounge in Newport Beach

What does ResurFX treat?

ResurFX works as a skin resurfacing treatment by using the heat energy from the laser to stimulate deeper layers of the skin to begin production of new collagen and elastic fibers. As the new collagen is produced, your skin becomes firmer, tighter, more even, and more youthful.

Does ResurFX really work?

Laser treatments for the skin can have stunning results, but many require days of downtime to fully recover and be presentable in public. The Lumenis ResurFX, however, is a gentle, non-ablative laser which delivers great results with no recovery time necessary.

Is ResurFX the same as Fraxel?

ResurFX is most similar to the laser platform called the Fraxel Re:Store, a 1550 nm wavelength laser device that has become a standard of minimal downtime laser skin resurfacing. The newer ResurFX technology has several advantages that sets it apart from the previous Fraxel technology.

Does ResurFX hurt?

Since ResurFX is using laser heat energy to penetrate multiple layers of the dermis, some patients may feel an uncomfortable heat sensation. To help manage this discomfort, the ResurFX handle is combined with a cooling applicator to blow cool air on heated skin.

How do you treat skin after ResurFX?

Use a bland moisturizer like Aquaphor or Cetaphil cream. Use of cold compresses or cold (not frozen) gel packs helps alleviate the heat sensation. First Few Days. Do not wear make-‐up for 2 days after treatment.

How many ResurFX treatments are needed?

On average, patients require 2-4 treatments, spaced about 4 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.

How long does swelling last after ResurFX?

With the Lumenis ResurFX treatment you will be red and swollen; it can take 24-48 hours for swelling and redness to subside.

Is Microneedling better than Fraxel?

Effectiveness. Both treatments deliver noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture. However, because microneedling does not penetrate the deep layers of the skin, it is better suited to mild skin problems, and the results are typically less dramatic than Fraxel.

Does ResurFX help with wrinkles?

The Lumenis ResurFX is the latest in non-ablative, fractional laser technology to improve skin discoloration, stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles and more.

Is ResurFX a CO2 laser?

It works well on all skin types and is even gentle enough to use on the neck and chest. Lumenis® ResurFX™ is marked contrast to CO2 laser resurfacing where the top layer of the skin is ablated, requiring many days of involved recovery.

Does ResurFX help with acne?

Persistent and untreated inflammatory acne lesions may cause various degrees of permanent scarring. Laser resurfacing is one of the most effective ways of reducing and clearing acne scars.

Can you wear makeup after ResurFX?

Depending on how aggressive the procedure is, patients can expect mild “sunburn” feeling for one hour and then there should be no discomfort. Redness, dryness, or mild swelling will subsides within the next two to three days. Makeup can be applied any time and within one week, everything will be back to normal.

Is laser better than Microneedling?

Laser treatments can often provide quicker, more dramatic and long lasting results than microneedling treatments. Because lasers deliver heat to the skin we see more side effects (such as temporary darkening or bruising) and longer downtime due to post-treatment swelling and redness.

What is better than Fraxel laser?

IPL can shrink pores and remove hair, creating a smoother and healthier skin complexion. Unlike Fraxel, IPL requires many sessions to achieve maximum results, but each session is only $500. For an exact quote, it is best to call your local med spa in Frisco, TX.

What does Fraxel laser do?

The Fraxel® DUAL laser provides moderate-level treatment for pigmentation, skin tone, lines, acne scarring and poor skin texture. It is more effective and less invasive than older laser types and is FDA approved.

What is the difference between IPL and ResurFX?

The IPL laser removes both unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin, while the ResurFX™ fractional laser stimulates collagen production and the growth of elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin. Increased collagen production promotes more radiant, youthful looking skin.

What is an IPL Photofacial?

The IPL Photofacial is a skin treatment that can reduce the appearance of damage and subtract years from your complexion. IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy or the photo facial, uses cutting edge technology to produce younger-looking skin that's firmer and more even in tone and texture.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. You might also hear it called collagen induction therapy.

How do you prepare ResurFX?

How do I prepare for treatment? No exposure to sun or tanning beds for five weeks prior to treatment. This is essential as permanent discoloration of skin may occur. Also discontinue any retinoid products five days prior to treatment.

What is fractional CO2 laser?

The fractional CO2 laser is a non-surgical procedure for acne scars, fine wrinkles, and other skin issues that requires no downtime. It involves removing the damaged outer layer of skin, stimulating collagen formation, and resulting in firmer, healthier, and younger-looking skin.

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