RESURFX® | Skin Resurfacing | San Francisco CAThe ResurFX® laser system by Lumenis is the newest and one of the best available treatments for non-ablative fractional resurfacing of the face, neck, chest and hands. ResurFX® resurfaces damaged skin to reveal younger, more refreshed skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles, scars and age spots through a simple procedure with minimal downtime.

How Skin Resurfacing Works

The advanced ResurFX® technology offers deeper dermal laser penetration and is delivered by laser pulses in fractional patterns. The laser vaporizes tiny columns of tissue on the skin's surface, stimulating the body's natural skin cell and collagen regenerative responses. Because of its miniscule size, the ResurFX® laser does not damage surrounding healthy tissue, allowing for rapid healing to only the targeted area.

Laser therapy Can Treat:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Scarring
  • Age spots/Sunspots
  • Melasma
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Skin resurfacing

ResurFX® is a true nonsurgical alternative to more invasive surgical and resurfacing procedures, as it significantly reduces the risks and other resurfacing procedures.

Recovery from ResurFX®

RESURFX® | Skin Resurfacing | San Francisco CAAfter the ResurFX® treatment, patients can return home right away, but may feel like their skin is sunburned for up to 24 hours. The skin may also appear pink or red during this time, which can be covered up with makeup if desired. Over the next week or two, the skin will then bronze and continue in this pattern as you undergo multiple treatment sessions.

Fractional Laser Side Effects

Patients will experience flaking with the appearance of a sunburn as the old, damaged skin is exfoliated and new, fresh skin takes its place. In addition to these common side effects, patients may also experience minor itching, dry skin, peeling and flaking. There is also a small risk of infection, hyperpigmentation or scarring. These risks can be greatly reduced by choosing an experienced doctor to perform your procedure.

Results of Laser Skin Resurfacing

The results of the ResurFX® treatment are visible immediately after the procedure. Patients may also experience mild swelling and redness, although these side effects usually go away on their own in a short time. The results of the procedure will continue to improve as side effects subside and best results are seen in 3-6 months.

Most patients can achieve effective results from three to five ResurFX® treatment sessions spaced four weeks apart. Patients can return to work very quickly after each of these sessions, usually within 24 hours.

The results of the ResurFX® procedure vary depending on each patient's individual skin, but most report significant improvement to the overall quality of their skin, including:

  • Reduced appearance of brown spots
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved appearance of acne and surgical scars
  • Improved tone and texture

It is important for patients to take certain precautions after treatment to protect the skin and help it heal properly. Patients should always apply sunscreen of at least 30 SPF daily.

Laser Resurfacing Before and After Photos

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RESURFX® | Skin Resurfacing | San Francisco CA

Individual results may vary on case by case basis*

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If you would like more information about ResurFX® or to schedule an appointment, feel free to fill out our convenient contact form or call us directly at SF: (415) 202-1540 or CM: (415) 924-2055.

Individual results may vary on case by case basis*