ResurFX is a non-ablative fractional laser, meaning it can emit powerful light energy without visibly damaging the outer layer of skin. The fact that it is a fractional device means that it emits energy in a dotted pattern that leaves some skin undamaged, resulting in less discomfort and downtime. The laser is applied to create controlled thermal damage and micro-injuries. As these micro-injuries heal, new collagen and elastin are produced, resulting in resilient, glowing skin.
Dr. Day will use her Lumenis M22 laser to perform the ResurFX treatment to treat a wide range of issues such as age spots or sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks or striae, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, scars from acne or surgery, and loose skin.
ResurFX is a fractional, non-ablative treatment. As a result, patients receiving this treatment do not have to prepare for the more extensive and uncomfortable healing time associated with other resurfacing treatments. Patients receiving this treatment will come in for topical numbing prior to treatment, alleviating any discomfort during the actual treatment. The patient will experience initial redness immediately after treatment, which will go down a few hours post treatment and then redness might be prominent for a few days post-treatment. Dr. Day will recommend specific post-care products to minimize healing time and maximize results.