Fractional laser technology used for skin resurfacing

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ResurFX Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing

The Lumenis® ResurFX™ treatment is a fractional skin rejuvenation solution, enabling us to offer you remarkably healthier, radiant and more youthful skin. ResurFX is optimally tailored to address even the early signs of aging with noticeable results for fine lines, skin texture and overall skin appearance.

The ResurFX fractional laser is a state-of-the-art, non-ablative, skin resurfacing technology. Non-ablative means it does not destroy or ablate the skin cells, while fractional means it is only affecting a fraction or percentage of the skin. So a benefit of ResurFX is that you are able to get great results with minimal recovery time, unlike the CO2 laser, which causes several days or more of peeling, crusting and possible swelling after the procedure. The 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. The ResurFX technology enables us to achieve excellent clinical results over a sequence of treatments while keeping your comfort maximal and downtime minimal.

This fractional laser is designed to gently and effectively treat a wide range of skin conditions, including:

  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks or striae
  • Hyperpigmentation or discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Scars from acne or surgery
  • Lax or loose skin

The Process

ResurFX Procedure

During a ResurFX laser skin rejuvenation treatment, we typically use a topical anesthetic. Due to the non-ablative nature of the ResurFX laser, most patients find treatments quite comfortable. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle. Additionally, we use a cooling air device that blows refreshing, cold air on the treated areas for comfort. Depending on the specific condition and area treated, you can expect the session to last 15-30 minutes.


Frequently asked questions

What areas of the face and body are treated with ResurFX?

Most commonly, the face is treated with ResurFX to improve fine lines and wrinkles and to improve overall skin texture. However, many non-facial areas of the body improve from treatment. The neck and décolletage are frequently treated along with the face for skin rejuvenation. Additionally, skin texture of arms and forearms may be improved with ResurFX treatment. Scars and stretch marks (medically termed “striae distensae”) may benefit from treatment with ResurFX.

How many treatments are necessary with ResurFX?

ResurFX is completed as a series of treatments. Because it is a limited downtime procedure, it requires multiple treatments for significant and meaningful results. Typically, 4-6 monthly sessions are necessary, although this varies depending on the patient’s age and overall skin condition.

What is ResurFX laser treatment like? Does it hurt?

ResurFX is a fast and easy treatment. A typical facial treatment takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Dr. Bonilla is extremely concerned with patient comfort. Patients receive topical numbing prior to treatment, and forced air cooling is used during treatment, making ResurFX very easy to tolerate. With these preparations, most of the treatment is not felt. In some areas, the sensation of sparklers may be felt as the laser treatment occurs.

Are there side effects associated with ResurFX fractional laser treatment?

Significant side effects are rare with ResurFX and those that occur are predictable and mild in nature. ResurFX is a very safe procedure. All patients experience mild redness and some degree of swelling following treatment. The skin texture around 1 week from treatment may be rough, feeling like very fine sandpaper for a period of days. As with any laser treatment, rare and unexpected side effects could occur and include change in color of the skin or scarring. These are unlikely to occur in Dr. Bonilla’s hands and in fact, ResurFX is often used to treat scarring of the skin.

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