How Long Does ResurFX Last?

Do you have aging signs on your face or stretch marks from slimming down? Boost your confidence with skin resurfacing from ResurFX, a non-invasive laser treatment that restores your skin. Contact Exquisite MD Spa in San Diego, CA with any questions about our skin treatments.

What Is ResurFX?

ResurFX is an FDA approved fractional laser technology developed by Lumenis. The treatment can be used to remove signs of aging and address a variety of skin conditions without invasive surgery. The laser heats skin cells but does not cause cell damage or ablation. Treatment from the laser is quick, and patients will not experience days of peeling skin after treatment sessions. The laser only affects a percentage of skin cells, so there is less recovery involved and the treatment has less discomfort than similar treatments.

The laser corrects skin conditions and provides elasticity to the skin through the stimulation of collagen production. Collagen keeps skin youthful and smooth, so wrinkles and fine lines are eliminated. The skin works to repair itself after the treatment, repairing old scars and blemishes on the skin in the process. The treatment is not only for the face, but can also be used on scars and stretch marks on the body.

Who Is a Good Treatment Candidate?

Candidates of all genders, skin tones, and ages can enjoy the benefits of youthful skin from treatment. The treatment is particularly effective for those who want an even tone or texture in the skin. It is best to come in for a treatment consultation when you begin to see signs of aging. Treatment is also effective for those want to remove scars or stretch marks without invasive surgery.

After successful treatment, those who wear sun protection will see lasting results. The treatment is generally painless and there is no discomfort thanks to a cooling gel applied before treatment. Some patients will see a slight redness like a sunburn after treatment. Most patients return to work or their normal routine directly after treatment, so it is great for busy people.

What Are the Treatment Benefits?

ResurFX can stimulate skin repair and production of collagen. We can treat the following skin conditions with one or more sessions:

  • Surgical and acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven tones and textures
  • Enlarged pores
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Dark spots from age and sun exposure

The treatment can be used to address skin issues, but it will also improve the overall appearance and texture of the skin. Patients will enjoy brighter and more even skin tones. The treatment can make rough skin textures smoother and help rebuild collagen to improve skin laxity. Damaged skin is replaced with new skin that is smooth and flawless.

How Does Treatment Work?

Treatment will start with an initial consultation, where we will identify and discuss your needs and expectations. You should avoid sun exposure before the treatment and wear at least SPF 30 sunscreen. We can treat a variety of conditions on the face and body from aging signs to enlarged pores.

The technology behind the treatment is Lumenis’ fractional laser. The laser only heats a fraction of the skin cells and requires a single pass over the target area. Recovery time and damage to the skin are less than with other lasers. For a few days, the skin may be a bit red as it begins to heal. By the end of the week, the skin will be healed and you can enjoy the benefits until the next session at the end of a month or until necessary.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

On average, patients will undergo between three and four treatment sessions to reach their goal. Results may vary, and the number of treatments will depend on a variety of factors. Treatment sessions are spaced around one month apart. Between treatments, patients will see their skin improve as the skin repairs itself. The results appear to be natural and are not sudden.

How Long Does ResurFX Last?

The treatment only requires a single pass over the target area with the laser. This results in a more comfortable and quick treatment time. A single session is normally finished in 15 to 30 minutes. It will take about one week for you to enjoy the resulting skin improvement of each session. When your treatment is finished, the results can be maintained with proper skincare for up to two years.

Can the Treatment Tighten Skin?

ResurFX helps produce collagen that rebuilds the elasticity of your skin. Patients with fine lines and wrinkles will see an improvement in the elasticity and smoothness of the skin. Mild skin laxity can also be treated without surgery or injections. The treatment is almost like a non-surgical facelift.

Is Treatment Safe?

The treatment is FDA approved for safety. The treatment is safer and more comfortable than surgery and other invasive procedures, as well as other laser skin treatments. Most patients will experience no pain or discomfort during or after the treatment. We conduct the entire treatment in our office with no downtime or healing time after the treatment. After one day, patients can begin to apply makeup as they normally would and treat their skin as they would before the treatment. For lasting results, patients should wear sun protection after the treatment.

If you are looking for a quick treatment that has no healing or downtime, ResurFX is an excellent way to restore your skin. We can improve wrinkles, dark spots, and more with this treatment and give your skin a youthful appearance. Visit Exquisite MD Spa in San Diego, CA today for a consultation. Find out why this pain-free treatment is the best way to healthy glowing skin.

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