about ResurFX Photo Fractional Laser
ResurFX is a newly FDA-approved device that builds upon prior laser skin resurfacing technology platforms such as Fraxel to improve fine lines and wrinkles, soften scars, improve skin texture and tone, and promote collagen growth. ResurFX offers results with minimal downtime during a nearly pain-free procedure. Fractionated non ablative laser resurfacing, sometimes referred to as Fraxel®, describes the use of an infrared laser to create zones of heat injury to the skin. This results in collagen production and skin tightening.
How Does ResurFX Differ From Fraxel?
ResurFX is most similar to the laser platform called the Fraxel Re:Store, a 1550 nm wavelength laser device that has become a standard of minimal downtime laser skin resurfacing. The newer ResurFX technology has several advantages that sets it apart from the previous Fraxel technology. ResurFX, a 1565 nm wavelength device, is performed without a disposable tip to the laser. ResurFX treatment is conducted usually with a single pass to the skin treatment area, unlike the 6 to 8 passes required with Fraxel Re:Store, which may increase the level of patient comfort of ResurFX compared to earlier laser technologies.
ResurFX for Wrinkles, Skin Tightening, and Acne Scarring
Fractional non ablative laser resurfacing such as ResurFX can significantly improve the appearance of sun damage and wrinkling of the skin. It is often the treatment of choice for mild acne scarring or for those individuals desiring visible skin improvement with minimal downtime. Vertical lip lines around the mouth, crow’s feet around the eyes, surgical or burn scars, and brown spots related to sun exposure all can be greatly improved with ResurFX.