About Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin resurfacing with ResurFX at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek is a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that utilizes pulsating beams of energy to remove damaged skin cells layer by layer. The procedure is performed in order to reduce facial wrinkles and lines and to diminish skin irregularities such as pigmentation, acne scars, and other flaws. Sometimes referred to as a laser peel, ResurFX fractional skin resurfacing is considered an effective treatment for people who want clearer, softer, younger-looking skin. Based on the needs of the patient's skin, the treatment can be customized for the best results. There is little recovery time associated with most laser skin resurfacing treatments. Contact us today at our Colorado Springs, CO medical spa to schedule your free consultation. We can examine your complexion and discuss whether you might benefit from laser skin resurfacing.
Resurfx Laser Treatments
At MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, we use the advanced Lumenis ResurFX technology for laser skin resurfacing. This technology utilizes non-ablative fractional energy to create micro-injuries deep within the skin layers in order to promote natural healing. The body's natural healing process leads to tighter, healthier skin. Non-ablative fractional treatments are best for removing wrinkles and fine lines and can also be used to treat sun damage, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation.
You have many factors to consider when deciding if this treatment is right for you. Skin resurfacing is geared toward patients who are unsatisfied with their overall complexion. If you have sun-damaged skin, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, or redness issues, this procedure may help correct these imperfections. Also, it is a wonderful option if you have a rough texture, scaly patches, or other skin surface problems. Skin resurfacing isn't suggested for anyone who has very dark skin tones or active acne outbreaks. In addition, it's important to understand that there is a recovery period needed after this type of therapy. Certain patients, based on their skin condition, may require as long as one week to recover.
Before your treatment at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, a local anesthesia will be applied to numb the areas of your face we are going to treat. Throughout the procedure, you can relax in our special treatment chair while the ResurFX handpiece passes over your skin, directly targeting the designated areas for improvement. You may feel heat from the laser followed with cold air from the system's built-in cooling device. The energy is designed to strategically and precisely destroy damaged skin cells while also promoting new collagen growth.
What to Expect
After your ResurFXlaser skin resurfacing session, an ointment will be smoothed over the treated skin and you can go home for your recovery. The treated skin may look pink, and there may be some swelling, bumpiness, and irritation. These symptoms subside in over a 3 – 5-day period. The treated sections may be protected with dressings if desired, and we can recommend appropriate over-the-counter pain relievers if you feel you need them. Any discomfort that might require pain relief medication should be gone within 1 – 2 days. Every patient needs to limit their UV exposure for at least two weeks following their treatment, always avoid overexposure, and use sun protection regularly. It's important to shield your face from sun exposure to avoid possible scarring. Every patient at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek receives personalized follow-up care, so any questions or concerns you may have can be addressed with virtually no wait.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does skin resurfacing cost?
During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and goals before explaining our resurfacing procedure. After this, we will help you decide if the treatment is for you and talk to you about costs. MD Boutiques at Pine Creek regularly offers skin treatment specials and packages, so be sure to ask us about those at your free consultation.
Is this treatment the best choice for me?
At your consultation, we will examine your complexion and talk to you about your concerns and goals. Whether skin resurfacing is best for you will depend on the health and condition of your skin, any skin concerns, and the skin depth you want your treatment to reach. We will discuss all your options with you and, if you are a good candidate for skin resurfacing, help you decide if you would like to receive the treatment.
How can I help my skin recover after a resurfacing treatment?
One of the medical professionals on our staff will explain ways to speed skin healing following your treatment. The most important rule is to not peel or pick flaking skin. Doing this can cause long-term damage like scars. You need to forgo all hair removal methods on the treated skin, which includes waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. We can suggest a cream to help soothe treated areas.
Should I try ResurFX or a chemical peel?
Once we have learned about your concerns, we will help you choose whether ResurFX or a chemical is best for you. Although both will rejuvenate your skin, each has pros and cons. In your initial consultation, we will explain each choice and make a suggestion for your treatment plan.
How often should I get treatments?
Skin resurfacing treatments will give you results that last a long time; however, you may need to receive more than one or two. Based on your skin type, skin issues, and healing process, you might need to wait weeks or even a few months between treatments. Every patient at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek is provided close and individualized follow-up care, so your progress will be monitored, and any further treatments will be scheduled according to your specific healing and results.
See your newer, softer skin
ResurFX treatments provide outstanding results if you are looking to get a more youthful appearance. If you are considering this treatment and want to hear more about the benefits or about additional nonsurgical options at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, we encourage you to contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO today to schedule your free consultation.