ResurFX is an advanced laser treatment used in the cosmetic industry to rejuvenate the skin and address common signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin texture, scars, pigmentation, and more. This technology uses fractional non-ablative lasers which can help to boost the natural healing functions within the skin. The laser is a resurfacing treatment that can improve the skin's overall texture and minimize the common signs of aging. This process offers long-lasting results since it works with the natural healing processes within the skin. As the fractionated laser energy penetrates the skin, it creates thousands of micro injuries without damaging the surrounding skin. As the energy moves into the skin, it targets heat into the deeper layers, and the heated tissue responds with natural healing functions. Then the healing processes kick in, helping to stimulate collagen and elastin. This process creates a faster healing time compared to other types of traditional lasers that use ablative technology because the older technology removes the whole top layer of the skin. ResurFX is quite versatile and can be used for a variety of skin concerns, helping to optimize overall appearance, skin tone, and more.
Here is an overview of what to expect when you have an appointment for ResurFX. You will relax on a treatment table. The practitioner uses a ResurFX handpiece and passes it over the area of the skin that is being treated. The laser energy moves into the skin, creating a grid-like pattern with deep penetration to create micro injuries. As the dermal layers are reached with the heat and energy of the laser, it triggers healthier skin cells to be produced and also promotes collagen remodeling at the same time. The natural healing responses help to create a more youthful, smooth skin tone. Usually, the treatment lasts between 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment zone. Sometimes, practitioners will apply a numbing cream before the treatment to ensure patient comfort during the appointment. The sensation of the laser can feel warm and mildly stinging, but most patients find the treatment is very manageable. After the treatment, the skin often feels like you have a mild sunburn. It’s important to follow post-treatment protocols to protect your skin and optimize the healing processes. As with any other type of medical procedure, it’s essential that ResurFX is only performed by an experienced, skilled practitioner.