LUMENIS RESURFX PHOTOFRACTIONAL LASER RESURFACING
The unique Lumenis® photofractional rejuvenation technology includes two solutions: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated at the same session.
By using both IPL and ResurFX™ technologies, both skin pigmentation and texture can be treated at the same session.
Lumenis® IPL technology removes both unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin, while the ResurFX™ fractional laser stimulates 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.
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.
Lumenis® energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. Photofractional™ 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 change in pigmentation. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.
The Lumenis® Photofractional™ treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collagen regeneration over a sequence of treatments. Already after the first session, you may begin to notice improvement in skin tone and pigmentation.
Typically, about 3 sessions are needed to have visible improvement in the skin texture. Optimal results are typically achieved after 3-5 sessions in 2-6 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following the treatment.
The ResurFX Advantage
Unlike a CO2 laser the ResurFX erbium laser allows resurfacing and rejuvenation on ALL skin types. This treatment requires no downtime and normal activities can resume the same day as the appointment. The end result is improvement in wrinkles and laxity, age spots, stretch marks and chronic sun damage accomplish striking skin improvements.
Benefits of ResurFX Photofractional Treatment
- Stretch Marks
- Skin texture and tone
- Reduction in pore size
- Skin Laxity
What can you expect following your ResurFX treatment?
ResurFX laser treatments provide enduring results. With proper UV protection and a healthy skin regimen, the effects can last for years. Redness and mild swelling may persist for as long as a week after the treatment but cover up can be worn. There may be a “micro exfoliation” of the skin and this will last about a week. You will notice immediate effects with improved skin tone and appearance. Gradual deep tissue tightening continues over the next 3 to 6 months and most patients notice a continuing improvement during that time.
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.
By combining both IPL and ResurFX™ technologies, both skin pigmentation and texture can be treated at the same time.
The Lumenis ResurFX is the only true non-ablative fractional laser treatment of its kind. Unlike other fractional technologies, ResurFX needs one pass only to be effective, in turn saving you time and protecting your skin. This treatment can be done on the face and body.
Will ResurFX help with stretch marks?
ResurFX is FDA approved for reducing the appearance of stretch marks. The thermal energy applied stimulates the formation on new collagen in turn tightening the skin. Multiple treatments performed every four to six weeks are preferred to see visible changes in the color and texture of the skin.