COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY AND SKIN CARE
Skin M.D. and Beyond serving patients in Plano, Frisco, and the Dallas Fortworth metroplex in Texas
If you are over the age of 30, especially in Texas where the sun shines brightly all year long, there is no doubt that you have thought about how to reduce facial wrinkles!
Whether you have spent your summer on the beach or on the golf course, prolonged sun exposure can cause your skin to prematurely age. Fortunately, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles don’t have to be a lasting remembrance of your summer-fun filled activities. For many people, reducing the appearance of age spots and wrinkles can be accomplished with ReSurFX-Laser skin resurfacing treatments.
Lasers work by gently removing the top damaged and discolored layers of skin and allow healthier skin to rise to the surface. When the skin heals, new collagen is formed which will often produce a smoother surface. Some of the other skin flaws that can be successfully treated with laser skin resurfacing are acne scars, moles, non-cancerous skin lesions and scars due to trauma or surgery. Want to read more about ReSurFX Laser Skin Resurfacing and our other services? Visit Skin M.D and Beyond’s blog!
Laser resurfacing is very popular as it can erase years off your appearance and is minimally invasive. But with the public demand for laser resurfacing, many professionals are purchasing lasers that are not necessarily qualified to operate one. At Skin MD and Beyond, in Plano Texas, Dr. Wright’s patients can take comfort in the fact that she is on the Expert Advisory Panel and is a lecturing physician for the Lumenis ReSurFX platform, in which she educates other physicians on the proper usage and techniques to achieve the best results. As well she is Certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery in the field of Cosmetic Laser Surgery. If you are seeking to treat your wrinkles, blemishes or tighten your facial skin, the best advice would be to look for a physician, such as Dr. Wright, who has years of laser experience and has performed thousands of laser treatments.
How does the ReSurFX Laser Work?
The ReSurFX is a fractional laser treatment which removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method – by penetrating the thickness of the skin with microscopic laser beams and removing columns of skin while leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing. By removing damaged skin by “fractions”, it allows the skin to heal rapidly. ReSurFX Laser Treatments improve textural surface irregularities, scarred areas, fine wrinkles, sun damage and possibly melasma. It is also safe to use on difficult to treat areas such as neck, arms, hands, chest, as well as tanned skin or skin of color. Fractional Lasers are a major advance in Cosmetic Rejuvenation, as no other treatment devices are as safe for skin of color to remove textural or pigment abnormalities and remodel scars. It is still a groundbreaking technology which can penetrate deeply into the dermis (middle layer of skin), allowing us to break up scars and deeper pigment or skin damage.
The ResurFX Advantage in Plano, Texas
There are a few different types of resurfacing lasers that are used and not all are equally effective – so for patients, it can be extremely difficult to make a decision on which works best. The ReSurFX laserwas developed by Lumenis®, one of the world’s leading makers of medical lasers since 1966 – and they continue to provide peak performance in ever-excelling treatment options. At Skin MD and Beyond, even though Dr. Wright has the benefit of having several devices available to get maximum results, her“GO TO” laser is the advanced ReSurFX Laser to fight the war against aging!
- Unlike other fractional devices, ReSurFX is the only true fractional non-ablative technology which requires only one pass over the skin to produce effective results! Why is this important? Typical fractional lasers have a stamp pattern or rolling scan delivery which can overheat the skin very quickly causing burns and hyperpigmentation. Therefore, they require multiple passes so the skin is allowed to cool between passes. This repetitive overheating can create a high level of post treatment discomfort and pain.
- Its state-of-the-art CoolScan scanner offers advanced protection against overheating the skin, and this along with continuous contact cooling provides significant patient comfort during treatment, while providing maximum results.
- ReSurFX uses an Erbium-YAG laser which allows the skin to heal faster with far less redness than the CO2 laser. As well, the very advanced treatment scanner, allows Dr. Wright to choose from more than 600 combinations of shape, size, density and energy strength for a highly customizable treatment to fit each patient’s precise needs. No other laser has this ability.
“ResurFX offers my patients a significantly less expensive and highly effective way to regain their youthful appearance. To find out whether laser skin resurfacing is the right option for you and to get complete details of the benefits to regain a younger look, please call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.” Fiona Wright MD
Frequently Asked Questions for ReSurFX in Plano,Texas
What Areas Can be Treated?
ResurFX is a great option for patients who want to reduce wrinkles and look younger! This procedure is also a way to erase facial blemishes such as acne scars or age spots (also called sun freckles, liver spots, and lentigines). Dr. Wright can treat either a very specific area or the whole face and ResurFX is safe enough to also treat “age-spots”, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven coloration, skin laxity, textural irregularities, dull tone, and a thinned collagen layer of the neck, chest and hands.
ReSurFX is also very effective for treating scars and stretch marks anywhere on the body. View before and after images of our laser skin resurfacing patient’s treatments.
Who is a Candidate for ReSurFX?
A major reason ReSurFX is so very popular is adults of all ages can greatly benefit from this method of repairing damage to the skin. Even women in their 20s have seen a vast improvement in the appearance of their skin- especially if they had bad acne in their adolescence.
While there is no one single answer for every person, ReSurFX is effective for many patients, including younger patients and those with darker skin tones. It is a practical solution for those who want to look and feel younger but do not want to undergo a more extensive surgical procedure. The technique can improve skin tone and tautness, restoring freshness and youth to the face. Once the damaged and wrinkled layer of skin is removed and the collagen under the skin is naturally reshaped, skin looks smoother and younger.
How Soon will I See the Results?
Visible results from ReSurFX laser treatments can vary. There are essentially two stages of results: immediate and progressive. Immediately after your first laser treatment your skin will feel smoother, look brighter and the tone will become more even at 1 week. Your skin will continue to improve over the next six months as you have more treatments and the deeper layers of skin continue to improve. A series of a minimum of four to five treatments is required for maximal improvement. However, because every patient is unique, the exact number of treatments varies and depends on the needs of the patient and factors such as age, skin type, etc. During the procedure, Dr. Wright will use her expert judgment and guidance to help patients gain the results they want.
Are there any Potential Side Effects with ReSurFX?
Because of the built-in safety features of the CoolScan Cooling Wand and the Advanced Scanning Pattern side effects are very unlikely. As well, due to the effective design of ReSurFX only one pass is needed which greatly reduces the risk of any thermal injury that is a risk with all laser resurfacing devices.
What will I Look and Feel like after the Procedure?
ReSurFX laser resurfacing side effects are mild. There will be some periocular swelling primarily for the first 2 days post treatment. The skin will be “raw” and re-epithelialize over 3-5 days. Typically patients can return to make-up on the 3-5th day. The healing period depends on the parameters where some patients may need more aggressive settings to address the underlying condition.
How long do the effects of ReSurFX last?
The results of the laser treatment are long lasting, but not permanent. The better your take care of your skin and protect it from the sun, the longer the results will last. You might need annual touch-up treatments to keep your skin looking its best.
Will I still require any Botox or Dysport Treatments?
Laser Resurfacing procedures mainly address the correction of colors and surface texture. Wrinkles due to muscle movement or volume loss will still require additional treatments. If you are still concerned about other aging features of your face and neck, caused by movement or deflation, – then you will still require your routine treatments of Botox/Dysport and/or Facial Fillers in these areas including: frown lines, eye and mouth wrinkles and saggy skin.
Don’t settle for wrinkled, sun damaged or aged skin, contact Skin M.D. and Beyond to schedule your ReSurFX Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment today.