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ResurFX is a fractional, non-ablative laser technology, commonly used in conjunction with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and surgical scars, skin discoloration, periorbital wrinkles and stretch marks. ResurFX penetrates the lower layers of skin to stimulate collagen growth without damaging the skin’s surface.
+ How is ResurFX different than Fractional CO2?
The ResurFX has minimal downtime, with a only few days of redness that looks like a mild sunburn which can be covered with makeup. The Fractional CO2 treatment is an ablative treatment meaning that sends intense light energy into your skin and destroys the outer layer of your skin. This Fractional CO2 is amazing for addressing deep lines and wrinkles as well as resurfacing but it comes with at least a week of downtime.
+ Alot of people get IPL and ResurFX at the same time. Why?
You will benefit from a treatment that improves the overall texture of your skin and stimulates collagen to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy. The IPL uses intense-pulsed light to target pigment in the skin, including sun/age spots and redness. The ResurFX is the resurfacing part of the combo as it works to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production, resultng in skin tightening and texture resurfacing.
+ What are the advantages of ResurFX over similiar treatments?
Faster; it treats the underlying condition in one pass without damaging the skin’s surface.
Less painful; the device’s energy is distributed to prevent overheating and damaging skin surfaces.
+ What should I expect with treatment?
Upon your arrival, you will fill out a questionnaire to determine your skin type. We will listen to your concerns and your desired results to determine an appropriate treatment plan. We will then apply a topical numbing cream to the area you wish to have treated.
The procedure process is quick and easy. After numbing and depending on the size of the area to be treated it should take no more than 15 to 45 minutes with little to no downtime. You will be able to continue with your normal routine immediately after your office visit
+ How should I prepare my skin before my IPL/ResurFX combo Laser treatment?
To obtain the best possible results, we ask patients to avoid direct sun exposure or use spray tan/self-tanner two weeks before your treatment. We also recommend patients to avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after your treatment.
+ Does ResurFX hurt?
The procedure may cause mild discomfort but will be minimized by topical numbing cream.