How does it work?
The ResurFX™ fractional laser is a state-of-the-art, non-ablative, skin resurfacing technology. ResurFX™ lasers stimulate 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. The technology enables your physician to achieve excellent clinical results over a sequence of treatments while keeping your comfort maximal and downtime minimal.
To ensure utmost comfort, your physician should typically apply a topical numbing cream before treatment and/or use air cooling during treatment. Depending on your specific concern, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.
What should I expect and when will I see results?
The Lumenis® ResurFX™ treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. Typically, about 3 sessions are needed to have the most visible improvement in skin texture. But, already after the first treatment, you may notice changes in the pore’s dimensions. Typically, results are achieved after 3-5 sessions in 4-6 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatment
What can I expect during the procedure?
Before starting the treatment, your clinician will thoroughly cleanse the skin and apply a topical anesthetic on the targeted area. They might even use an air-cooling device on the affected area for minimal discomfort.
The treatment will last about 20–30 minutes but may vary depending on the severity and number of skin areas treated.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, depending on your customized treatment settings. The swelling will usually diminish after a few hours and the redness as quickly as the next day or over the next few days. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the very same day. Typically your physician should advise you to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days following the treatment and to apply sunscreen.
How long do ResurFX results last?
The duration of results depends on several factors, such as the extent of the condition (mild, moderate, severe), skin tone, and the number of ResurFX sessions. Once you have completed the required number of sessions, the results of ResurFX can last for a couple of years.
Is Fraxel the same as ResurFX?
Both Fraxel and ResurFX belong to the same category of lasers, i.e., non-ablative lasers. The results of ResurFX and Fraxel restore lasers are similar.
However, the wavelength for the ResurFX laser is 1565nm while that for Fraxel is 1560nm. A noticeable difference between the both is that Fraxel needs eight passes for the same surface covered with one pass of ResurFX.
Does ResurFX laser hurt?
As a non-ablative procedure, the pain induced by the ResurFX laser is negligible and easily tolerable by most people. A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin before the start of the treatment for maximum comfort. It does not cause much discomfort as the procedure is gentle and fast. However, you might experience a mild burning sensation following the treatment, which should subside within a couple of days.
Is ResurFX laser permanent?
The results of a ResurFX treatment can last for a significantly long period (about five years) but are not permanent. To ensure the longevity of the results, you will need to take good care of the skin post-procedure.
Following a good skincare routine, staying hydrated, and protecting the skin against the sun by applying SPF can be fruitful steps.
Is it right for me?
Lumenis® energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. ResurFX™ is not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include: redness, swelling, scarring, or a change of pigmentation. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.