Dr. Cynthia Gregg is introducing the ResurFX™ laser resurfacing treatment to patients in the Raleigh, Cary, the Triangle areas of North Carolina, and across the country to improve the appearance of their skin.
ResurFX™ is a true fractional non-ablative Erbium laser from Lumenis® M22™ technology. ResurFX™ stimulates the growth of collagen in your skin without causing damage to the skin’s surface. When collagen is boosted, your skin plumps, becomes more firm and looks smoother giving you a more youthful appearance. This procedure improves various skin conditions, including uneven skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles including those around the mouth and eye area, acne and surgical scars, and stretch marks.
How does it work?
The M22™ technology allows the ResurFX™ treatment to be customized utilizing a proprietary Coolscan™ scanner, tailoring your skincare concerns and providing optimal safety with maximum results. ResurFX™ gives our clinical staff more than 600 combinations of shape, size and density for optimal results for our patient’s skin type and desired outcome. The Coolscan™ technology distributes the device’s energy evenly making this treatment superior to other fractional lasers. Downtime is minimal due to the lack of trauma to the surface of the skin, allowing you to return to your daily activities much sooner than with some other fractional treatments. The ResurFX™ creates heat in the skin which stimulates cells called fibroblasts to generate new collagen. The result is a thicker dermis resulting in plumper, more resilient, younger looking skin.
Is ResurFX™ Painful?
ResurFX™ only requires one pass to be effective, which makes the treatment faster and more comfortable while protecting the skin. Prior to treatment, our patients are offered topical anesthetic to enhance their comfort during the procedure. During the actual treatment we offer CoolScan™ cyro therapy to cool the surface of the skin, minimizing heat sensation and taking this treatment to another level of comfort.
What areas can be treated by the ResurFX™?
The laser treatments may be used on the face as well as hands, chest and many other body areas.
When will I see results?
After the first treatment some visible results are seen, but for optimal results it is suggested that a series of 3-4 sessions be scheduled. Results will vary depending on severity of areas being treated along with other lifestyle and demographic factors involved. This will all be discussed during a consult to formulate a plan for your exact skincare priorities.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most patients experience little in the way of significant side effects. Some immediate redness will occur but typically subsides in several hours. By the next day you may experience a slight bronzed look to your skin. Swelling is common but does not always happen. Depending on your skin, this may last several days following the treatment. The clinician will apply a physical sunblock and in most cases some mineral makeup may be worn, if needed. Patients are free to resume their normal activities right after the treatment. Your skin may have a mild sandpaper feeling for several days, but this resolves quickly.
ResurFX™ is an exceptional option for patients wanting little downtime, very noticeable results and lack of trauma to the surface of their skin. Dr. Gregg and her clinical staff are expertly experienced with this and all laser options for facial rejuvenation and can guide you in choosing the best treatments for your specific aesthetic goals.
To learn whether ResurFX™ is the appropriate treatment for your skin concerns, please call our office to schedule a consultation to discuss all of the options for renewing, rejuvenating, and refreshing your skin.
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