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Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing (ResurFX) in Vancouver
The Lumenis® ResurFX™ treatment is a fractional skin rejuvenation solution, to improve overall skin texture, as well as to significantly improve scars from acne, surgery or trauma, and stretch marks, enabling us to offer you remarkable results for younger, healthier, glowing looking skin. Our unique fractional rejuvenation technology, the ResuFX non-ablative skin resurfacing, stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibres in the deep layers of skin. Stimulating new collagen is the key to a more radiant, youthful looking skin.
Safety is always our primary consideration
Lumenis energy-based treatments are not suitable for everyone and carry some risks. ResurFX is not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions, or skin cancer. Our Laser Specialist will take time to review your medical history before choosing this treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate.
- Tailored to address even the early signs of aging
- Noticeable results to skin texture and overall skin appearance
- Experience minimal downtime in a “lunch-time” treatment and return to your busy life
What should I expect?
When will I see results?
The Lumenis ResurFX treatment works with your skin to stimulate deep collage regeneration over a sequence of treatments. Typically, about 3 sessions are needed to have visible improvement in the skin texture. Even after the first treatment you may notice changes in pore dimensions already. Typically results are achieved after 3-5 sessions in 4-5 weeks intervals. However, you may continue to see improvements for up to six months following treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling, depending on your customized treatment settings. The swelling will usually diminish after a few hours and the redness as quickly as the next day or over the net few days. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the very same day. Our Laser Specialist will advise you to stay out of direct sun for a few days following the treatment and to apply sunscreen.
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Fractional skin resurfacing is non-ablative meaning it leaves the top epidermal layer of tissue intact. No conscious sedation is required, and the procedure is non-surgical. Fractional skin resurfacing is performed using a topical anesthetic on the skin for treatment of individual regions of the face and body. The most you will feel is a warm, prickly sensation, which is very tolerable.
A series of 3-4 treatments is recommended for optimal results. Each treatment takes approximately 30 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the area. A topical anesthetic can be applied to the area before treatment to numb the skin. Treatments are scheduled approximately 4-6 weeks apart.
Your skin will look pink, with mild to moderate swelling and feel warm. After the treatment our Laser Specialist will provide you with an ice pack to cool the skin. An SPF lotion is applied to the skin for sun protection after treatment.
Mild to moderate redness and swelling will occur which usually lasts 3-7 days. Mild itchiness, warmth and a slight stinging sensation may occur immediately after treatment. The top epidermal tissue layer is left intact which dramatically reduces the recovery time.
Because Fractional non-ablative procedures bypass the melanin (pigment) layer of the skin to target the dermis we can safely and effectively treat darker and tanned skin. We perform the procedure year-round however SPF is critical during the summer months.
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