Among the most effective skincare treatments we offer is laser skin resurfacing for our Tucson patients using the ResurFX system. It is the only truly non-ablative fractional laser treatment, and it’s a safe and comfortable option for successfully treating skin concerns on both the face and body.
What are my options to remove brown age spots from my hands and face?
– MELODY, Tucson
Facial age spots can fade nicely with prescription-level Retin-A and bleaches. But some facial and most hand spots need physical destruction for removal. We use liquid nitrogen, lasers and light sources to destroy unwanted pigment, with minimal discomfort. Before beginning any treatment, it is critical that all brown spots be thoroughly evaluated for melanoma. Additionally, everyone should use a sunblock to prevent more ultraviolet damage and spots. If you do heavy activities outside, try a skin colored zinc oxide like SportzBloc® for superb protection of the face. (.5 oz $8)
What conditions can the ResurFX laser treat?
ResurFX is among the most versatile treatments we offer for skin care in Tucson. Laser skin resurfacing treatments with this system can improve:
- – Hyperpigmentation or discoloration
- – Uneven skin tone
- – Age spots or sun spots
- – Scars from acne or injury
- – Fine lines and wrinkles
- – Loose skin
- – Stretch marks
How does the laser work?
The ResurFX laser was developed by Lumenis®, one of the world’s leading makers of medical devices, as a skin resurfacing option that prioritizes patient comfort just as much as effectiveness. It is a non-ablative laser, meaning it stimulates the skin to develop collagen without harming any tissue. As collagen grows, the skin looks tighter, more even, and more youthful. ResurFX is also a fractional laser, meaning the laser light that is delivered to the skin is divided into tiny dots. Unlike other fractional devices, ResurFX requires only one pass over the skin to produce effective results, reducing treatment time. The device allows for highly customizable treatments, as we can adjust factors such as laser shape, size, density, and energy strength to fit each patient’s precise needs.
Who will perform my treatment?
At Skin Spectrum, our team of highly qualified physicians and laser technicians perform ResurFX treatments. They can also evaluate patients’ skin and make recommendations for other cosmetic services, including alternative laser and light treatments, that might be more appropriate for certain conditions. They have a wealth of experience with laser technologies.
What can I expect?
During a ResurFX laser skin rejuvenation treatment at our Tucson practice, we can use a topical anesthetic. However, due to the non-ablative nature of the laser, most patients find treatments extremely comfortable. The FDA-cleared system includes temperature-monitoring CoolScan™ technology to ensure the skin always stays protected. Treatments can take 30 minutes or more, depending on the size of the targeted area, and they are performed in our Skin Spectrum procedure room. Multiple treatments spaced several weeks apart produce the best results.
What can I expect after treatment?
Patients can return to their everyday activities immediately after a ResurFX treatment. Mild redness, tingling, or swelling may be present for up to a week, but these side effects should fade quickly and be easily concealed by makeup. It’s important for patients to properly protect their skin from the sun after a laser treatment.