Lasers have been used to rejuvenate the skin. But most of them leave the skin with prolonged redness that is painful and inconvenient at best. Things in the laser world have changed, however, with ResurFX® Fractional Laser Resurfacing. Dr. Herte uses this process to improve all the hallmarks of facial aging — blotchy pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dull crinkly skin, along with the uneven skin surface that is the result of acne scarring.
Dr. Herte has been providing fractional laser treatments to her Las Vegas patients since the FDA first approved it — she is excited in this newest laser technology provided by the Lumenis M22 ResurFX®. ResufFX is highly effective for all skin types and is safe enough that it can be used on the neck and chest and other body areas.
The ResufFX® procedure
About one hour prior to your treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment areas. Dr. Herte recommends an oral sedation, as well, to help you relax during the procedure and allow us to deliver the most effective treatment settings.
Next, the ResufFX® Laser scanner is set to select a random pattern. It then delivers laser pulses automatically over the treatment area while the handpiece is placed over the skin. The laser delivers heat to a certain depth of the skin and the sensation is hot and prickly (hence the local anesthetic).
Because the treatments are fractional, meaning only a small percentage of your skin is actually impacted by the laser heat, healing from each session is quick and patients don’t experience the degree of redness or irritation common to CO2 laser resurfacing. Still, the body perceives the minute laser penetrations in the skin as a wound and responds by delivering new skin cells to repair the wound.
After your ResurFX treatment you will likely be red and a little swollen for a few days. You’ll also need to avoid sun exposure. But these issues will quickly pass and your younger-looking skin will show itself.
Interested in addressing your sun damage with ResurFX Laser Resurfacing? Call us at 702-732-9600 and let’s discuss the procedure.