What is ResurFX
ResurFX non-ablative laser resurfacing can treat a number of skin concerns, including fine lines, deep wrinkles, loose skin, uneven skin tone and texture, and mild acne scarring. This treatment is commonly performed on the face, but can also be used to treat the neck and décolletage.
Because ResurFX is a non-ablative laser, it stimulates the development of collagen without ablating (removing) the skin. It is also a fractional laser, which means that it only treats a fraction of the skin to reduce required downtime while still providing effective results.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Most men and women who have wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, and uneven skin tone can benefit from ResurFX. A consultation with Dr. Trupiano can help to determine if this procedure is a good match for you. During your consultation, it is important to disclose any health conditions you may have so that the safest treatment option can be chosen.
How Does ResurFX Work?
During treatment, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area. Unlike a CO2 laser, ResurFX is a non-ablative laser, so it does not remove layers of skin. Instead, the laser generates heat, which stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. Treatments can last 20 minutes or longer, depending on the size of the treatment area.
There is little downtime associated with this procedure, and patients can return to their everyday activities the day after treatment. Following a ResurFX procedure, patients often see smoother, tighter, skin and a reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. It is advised that patients avoid sun exposure the day following treatment, and wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, daily. Patients will need to undergo at least three to four treatments spaced about one month apart to obtain optimal results.