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Lumenis ResurFX | Ease Medspa

LUMENIS® RESURFX™ TREATMENT

ResurFX with Lumenis M22 is the only true fractional, non-ablative technology. It’s a safe and comfortable option for successfully treating skin concerns on both the face and body.

Concerns: Skin discoloration, stretch marks, acne scars, wrinkles and more. 

Technology: Lumenis ResurFX™ laser system

Course of treatment: 3-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.

How it works?

The Lumenis M22 ResurFX is a non-ablative laser treatment that can treat skin damage and tighten skin. It uses light beams to stimulate collagen and elastic fiber production, improving skin appearance. The treatment is suitable for most skin types, ages, and genders.

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ResurFX Treatment FAQ

What is ResurFX laser treatment?

ResurFX laser treatments, or non-ablative laser resurfacing is a new FDA-approved treatment that helps improve fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. It also softens scars and promotes collagen growth. It is a minimally invasive procedure involving minimal to no down time and an almost pain-free process. The laser in ResurFX creates zones of heat in the skin, prompting the body to produce collagen and tighten the skin. This helps reduce signs of aging or other skin problems.

 

What conditions can the ResurFX laser treat? 

Laser skin resurfacing treatments with Lumenis® M22 system can improve:

  • Hyperpigmentation or discoloration

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Age spots or sun spots

  • Scars from acne or injury

  • Stretch marks

  • Loose skin

What can I expect during the ResurFX treatment? 

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 relatively comfortable. Additionally, we use a cooling air device that blows refreshing, cold air on the treated areas for comfort. Treatments can take 30 minutes, depending on the size of the targeted area. Patients can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of unwanted pigment in the treated area.

What can I expect following the treatment?

After the M22 ResurFX treatment, you might experience:

  • Mild to moderate swelling that lasts 1–3 days or longer

  • Skin tightness

  • Crusting and flaking that lasts 3–7 days, depending on the treatment settings

  • Mild redness

  • Tingling 

 

What should I do Before and After ResurFX treatment? 

 

Before the ResurFX treatment:

  • You must Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanners in the treatment area for one month (nor 1 month post treatment)

  • Discontinue any retinoid products 5 days prior to treatment (also 5 days post treatment.)

  • Have your Valtrex prescription filled and take starting 1 day before the treatment.

  • Arrive to your appointment 45 minutes prior for numbing of the area.

  • Shave the area if there is hair. If you have a beard, trim to what would be equivalent to a “2 day shadow.”

  • Arrive clean faced without make-up, moisturizers or lotions.

  • Wear or bring a button down shirt so as not to pull anything over the face or across the body after treatment

  • Laser treatments can not be given during your pregnancy.

After the treatment care:

  • Immediately After Treatment. Use a bland moisturizer like Aquaphor or Cetaphil cream. Use of cold compresses or cold (not frozen) gel packs helps alleviate the heat sensation.

  • First Few Days. Do not wear make-up for 2 days after treatment. Continue gentle cleansing and moisturizing over the next few days. Once dry skin starts to flake off, please allow your skin to heal and DO NOT scrub, rub, or use exfoliants.

  • First Week of Healing. Keep treated area clean; avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive exercise, perspiring, swimming, yoga or exposing skin to heat and sun.

  • Skin Care Products. Use non-irritating and non-clogging for the first week. Aveeno, Dove, Neutrogena, and Cetaphil are easily accessible brands.

  • Scrubs, Toners, Bleaching Creams, Glycolic Acid, and retinoids (Retin A, Tazorac, tretinoin). Your skin will be sensitive for the first week or so after treatment. Do not use products that will cause irritation for a minimum of 5 days after treatment. Do not use bleaching creams, abrasive scrubs, toners, or products that contain glycolyic acids or retinoids. Read the product labels. Retinoids may be resumed 5 full days after treatment as long as treatment area is free of flaking, redness, irritation.

  • Normal Skin Care Regimen. Once all dry skin has flaked off and your skin is fully healed, you may resume your routine skin care and make-up products, as long as they are tolerable to you. We recommend a mineral based make-up.

  • Sunscreen. Use sunscreen immediately after treatment. Continue to use to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen should offer broadband protection (UVA and UVB) and have an SPF of 30 or more. Use sunscreen immediately after treatment and apply daily for at least 3 months after your last treatment. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Diligent sunscreen use may lower the risk of laser-induced hyperpigmentation (darker skin color).

  • Moisturizer. Remember that peeling and/or flaking is normal. Therefore, the moisturizer you use should be non-irritating and non-clogging, or else you could develop breakouts. Instead of using 2 separate products, you may use moisturizers that contain SPF30+. Reapply whenever your skin feels dry.

What you must do before coming for your appointment?

For your convenience, please ensure that you complete our Digital Intake Forms-Laser Treatment Prior to arriving for your appointment. 

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