What is ResurFx® Laser Skin Resurfacing?
ResurFx® is a non-ablative fractional laser that helps rejuvenate minor to severe skin blemishes. This means that this type of laser cannot cut or produce bleeding. The surface of the skin remains intact and all the laser work is able to be done beneath the surface of the skin. The risk of side effects such as scarring is extremely rare and recovery time is very rapid. You can even wear makeup the same day! Dr. Mcconnell has personally had 6 of these procedures and has applied makeup and gone back to work after. We do recommend that you “chill” and relax after the procedure, but if necessary you can return to work. ResurFX can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, large pores, sun spots, and other forms of skin damage.
Is ResurFx® Safe?
ResurFx® has been FDA cleared since 2013, and is a safe option backed by extensive research. Although DSA Dermatology has been using this type of laser for 10+ years, we recently upgraded to the ResurFx because of its improvements. The old lasers of this type required 4-8 passes across the face. The ResurFx only requires one, so it is so much more comfortable and easy to use!
How long does the procedure take?
Treatment times depend on the area, and condition of the skin. It may be completed in as little as 20 minutes or it may take up to 2 hours. Your skin would be cleansed then a topical anesthetic would be applied for one hour, removed and then the laser procedure would be performed.
Will multiple treatments be required?
This depends on the results you want. Most patients receive between 3 and 6 treatments.
Dr. McConnell will work with you to determine how long it will take to get the results you are seeking.
Who is ResurFx® for?
ResurFx® can be used on both men and women of any skin type and age. You will have to take extra precautions when treating skin types IV and above and if this is your skin type the doctor may suggest trying our skin pen treatments instead. All of your choices will be presented to you at the time of your consultation with the Doctor. It is used on many areas of the body, including the hands, chest, abdomen and neck. It can be used to improve scars on any area of the body.
What results can I expect?
Patients will see smoother, fresher, and more youthful looking skin with improved texture and tone. Wrinkles and fine lines are reduced and unwanted brown spots will be erased. Depresses scars can be made to fill in, and raised scars can be flattened.
Is there any downtime?
Depending on how aggressive the procedure is, patients can expect mild “sunburn” feeling for one hour and then there should be no discomfort. Redness, dryness, or mild swelling will subsides within the next two to three days. Makeup can be applied any time and within one week, everything will be back to normal.
Is it painful?
Patients experience a sensation of increased heat, a sunburn feeling for an hour and topical anesthetics will be applied for one hour before to minimize any discomfort.
Should I choose ResurFx® instead of other procedures?
ResurFx® is a great choice for skin resurfacing but it doesn’t offer the same drastic changes as a surgical facelift, or the same benefits as Botox® or Filler. It is more geared towards the texture of the skin such as large pores, scars or wrinkles rather than large skin folds.
Can ResurFx® be used in conjunction with other procedures?
It may be compatible with other cosmetic treatments. We often combine it with IPL (Photofacial) because the IPL is able to get rid of surface redness and brown spots while the ResurFX gets to deeper pores and wrinkles. Dr. McConnell will work with you to determine what the best procedure is for you.
If you think ResurFx® or another of our wonderful cosmetic treatments may be right for you, call us at (972) 362-9567
and schedule a consultation.
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.