Everyone experiences changing skin with age. As a person moves into middle age and the later years of life, a loss of collagen and elastin affects the skin’s appearance. As a result, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation issues, and uneven skin texture start to show up. Even though these skin problems are common, you don’t have to feel dissatisfied with the appearance of your complexion. Modern treatments, such as ResurFX, offer powerful solutions to turn back time and restore a youthful appearance. This minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment is a popular solution for addressing some of the most common signs of aging.

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What is ResurFX?

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.

Types of ResurFX

  • Which ResurFX is Right for You?

    When considering whether ResurFX is right for you, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a practitioner who offers these services. Often, these providers have multiple treatment options, so you can choose the ideal treatment that matches your unique needs. The practitioner will complete a thorough skin assessment and examination, talk to you about your goals, and offer recommendations to help you achieve the desired skin tone and texture. You’ll need to consider the skin concerns being treated, your skin type, and the downtime after treatment. Even though the recovery time for ResurFX is much faster than other more aggressive lasers, you still need to expect the skin to be swollen and red after the treatment. Share details about your medical history, including any medications you are taking and other cosmetic procedures you’ve done in the past. Talk to your provider about the potential outcome so that you can manage expectations with the treatment. Many patients notice improvements after just one treatment, but multiple sessions are typically recommended to optimize the potential results. Your practitioner will help you choose the best treatment plan to address your skin concerns most effectively.

  • ResurFX for Wrinkles and Fine Lines

    Are you noticing the development of fine lines and wrinkles on your face? These signs of aging often appear around the eyes and mouth, as well as on the forehead. If there are wrinkles, then it means that you are experiencing a loss of collagen and elastin, causing the skin to start to lose firmness. ResurFX is a way to slow down the aging process and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This procedure is most effective for mild or moderate wrinkles but can also be used to reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles and skin creases.

  • ResurFX for Scar Reduction

    Treating scars with ResurFX can help to break down the scar tissue and minimize the overall appearance of the scar. Many patients use this laser treatment for acne scars, and it can also be effective on other parts of the body. ResurFX energy reaches deep into the skin layers to promote collagen remodeling, which can change the texture and appearance of the scars. Even though it’s not always possible to eliminate the scar completely, ResurFX is a way to reduce the appearance and make these scars less noticeable. Multiple treatment sessions are necessary to achieve the desired results.

  • ResurFX for Stretch Marks

    Stretch marks can appear on the skin when a person’s body composition changes. For example, gaining weight and losing weight quickly can make it hard for the skin to adjust to the changing size – which can result in stretch marks on the skin's surface. If you dislike the appearance of stretch marks, then a laser treatment like ResurFX can be a great solution to consider. As the laser energy is used to treat the affected area, it stimulates collagen production and promotes better skin elasticity, helping to reduce the appearance of these stretch marks.

  • ResurFX for Tightening Lose Skin

    The skin can start to loosen with age, often resulting in a sagging appearance due to a loss of collagen. If skin sagging occurs, most people assume that a facelift is the only option for treatment. The truth is that sagging skin can be treated in a minimally-invasive way using ResurFX laser technology. The energy from the laser penetrates deep into the skin to promote collagen and elastin production, which has the positive benefit of helping the skin to tighten up again. Not only can ResurFX treat sagging skin, but it also creates overall skin rejuvenation to restore a more youthful appearance.

Why ResurFX Laser?

ResurFX is a common treatment for many different skin conditions, particularly issues relating to aging. This anti-aging treatment helps improve the skin's appearance through overall rejuvenation. You can treat everything from fine lines and wrinkles to pigmentation issues, skin laxity concerns, sagging, and more. It is a fractional, non-ablative technology, which means that it can target specific areas of the skin – which helps to speed up healing time since the surrounding tissues are unharmed by the laser. Many patients prefer this type of treatment because it speeds up recovery time while maximizing overall results. It is a versatile treatment, which means you can treat a specific condition and receive many other benefits simultaneously. For example, your goal might be to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and you will also notice that skin sagging is less noticeable, acne scars start to fade, and pigmentation issues go away. The exact results vary from patient to patient, depending on their skin type and the severity of the skin issues being treated. These results are gradual and natural because the laser works with the healing functions within the body. The results will continue to develop in the coming weeks and months after the treatment because of the increased collagen and elastin production.

  • Overall Skin Rejuvenation
  • Reducing the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Versatile Treatment to Address Multiple Skin Concerns
  • Minimizing the Appearance of Acne Scars
  • Minimal Downtime After Treatment

What are Concerns for ResurFX Laser Treatment?

Any time a laser treatment, such as ResurFX, is being used on the skin, there is a potential risk of side effects and complications. This treatment is considered safe and effective, and most patients tolerate the procedure without issues. But the best way to avoid any potential complications and side effects is to only work with skilled and experienced providers using this technology. Proper use of the laser can help you avoid temporary or long-term issues in the future. One of the most common issues after a ResurFX treatment is skin sensitivity. Patients often feel like they have a mild sunburn, and the appearance of the skin is red and swollen. You might have a bit of discomfort for a few days after the treatment. Luckily, these side effects will subside within 2 or 3 days. Your skin is more sensitive to the sun in the days and weeks after a ResurFX appointment. So, it’s essential to use proper skin protection and avoid being outside in the afternoon when the sun is the strongest. Post-treatment reactions are rare but possible, including scarring, blistering, or pigmentation changes. This treatment isn’t suitable for everyone, so you’ll need to talk to your provider to determine the ideal treatment plan to address your skin concerns.

  • Post-Treatment Skin Sensitivity

    Since the ResurFX laser is causing micro-injuries in the skin, there will be a bit of discomfort and skin sensitivity after the appointment. If you know that you have sensitive skin, then ask the practitioner to turn down the intensity of the laser so you have a milder treatment. Always follow the practitioner’s recommendations for post-appointment care to soothe the skin and prevent more serious infections or complications. You’ll need to avoid sun exposure and the use of makeup in the earliest stages of recovery. Plan for a few days of downtime because your skin will need time to heal before you return to normal activities again.
  • Treatment Results

    The results from ResurFX vary from one patient to the next. It’s important to consider your skin type and the severity of the cosmetic issues you want to treat. Every patient needs to have realistic expectations for the potential outcome of this treatment. You might not be able to erase the signs of aging, but the appearance of many of these issues can be reduced. Even though noticeable results are possible and typical after the first appointment, it's common to need multiple treatment sessions (spaced with a few weeks between appointments) in order to achieve the desired results.
  • Complications from Laser Treatments

    Most side effects are minimal and will go away on their own within a few days. But if you have highly sensitive skin or the technology is misused by the practitioner, then it’s possible that more serious complications can develop. Examples include blistering, pigmentation changes, or even scarring. It’s critical that you are only working with a trusted practitioner who has training and experience using this technology for skin rejuvenation. Using the proper settings and treatment plan reduces the risk of more serious complications from the ResurFX procedure.

Steps to getting your procedure


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Matching with a doctor

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Getting financing

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Booking a consultation

Why Yes Doctor for ResurFX

Unsurprisingly, finding a skilled and experienced practitioner is the most important decision you will make when choosing cosmetic treatments such as ResurFX. Here at Yes Doctor, our goal is to make it easy to find a practitioner that you can trust. Use our online directory to locate providers in your area. You can read through doctor profiles to learn more about their specialties and available treatments. Also, Yes Doctor financing is an option if you need help paying for the treatments because you don’t have cash for the upfront cost. Monthly payments can be a simple solution to pay off the cost of your services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, ResurFX is a common solution for patients who are looking for skin tightening treatments. When the laser energy penetrates deep into the skin, it stimulates collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin can develop more firmness and skin elasticity in the weeks and months after the procedure. Increasing collagen levels is an effective solution to combat common signs of aging, including skin sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, and other related issues. ResurFX is an excellent option for people who want to tighten their skin without undergoing more invasive surgical procedures.
Results vary from patient to patient, but most people find that ResurFX lasts 1 – 2 years. Since the treatment is working with the natural healing functions in the body, it takes time to see noticeable results after the appointment. Many factors influence the actual results that can be achieved, as well as the length of time you can enjoy the benefits of this treatment. Keep in mind that the natural aging process will continue occurring. So, even if you notice improvements in skin tone and elasticity, these benefits can start to reduce over time. Often, patients choose to have regular follow-up appointments to maintain their results.
Even though ResurFX is often used as a whole-face treatment, there are times when it makes sense to use the technology for spot treatments. This method targets specific areas of concern and is ideal for people who have localized skin issues, such as isolated fine lines, acne scars, or sunspots. A spot treatment can be a more affordable solution compared to the cost of a full-face treatment. Additionally, many people find that they can recover more quickly since a smaller area of the skin is being treated instead of the full face. Talk to your practitioner about a spot treatment vs. having a full-face treatment to determine the ideal treatment plan for your unique needs.
There are many ways that ResurFX can improve the overall appearance of the skin, including pigmentation concerns like sun spots and aging spots. These discoloration issues are often related to sun damage and lifestyle. If you are seeing changes in your skin color, then ResurFX can be a treatment to target the pigmented areas and create a more even skin tone overall. As the laser targets the treatment area, it helps break up the melanin within the brown spots. Then, the body will replace and eliminate these darker cells. For the best results, it’s common for patients to require multiple treatments. It might not be possible to eliminate the sunspots completely, but ResurFX can fade the spots and make them less noticeable.