Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI
Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Fort Worth, TX
Is Lumenis M22 Fractional Skin Resurfacing safe for all skin types?
Yes, it is safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
What are the pros and cons of ablative versus non-ablative laser resurfacing with Lumenis ResurFX?
Pros of ablative laser resurfacing:
- More effective at treating deep wrinkles and scars.
- Can produce more dramatic results in a shorter amount of time.
- Results are long-lasting.
Cons of ablative laser resurfacing:
- Longer downtime and recovery period
- Higher risk of complications, such as infection, scarring, and changes in skin color
- Generally, not recommended for individuals with darker skin tones due to the risk of hyperpigmentation.
Pros of non-ablative laser resurfacing (such as Lumenis ResurFX):
- Minimal downtime (usually a few days)
- Lower risk of complications
- Generally safe for all skin types
- Can be used for a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
- Results are gradual and can be customized based on the individual's needs.
Cons of non-ablative laser resurfacing (such as Lumenis ResurFX):
- Less effective at treating deep wrinkles and scars compared to ablative laser resurfacing.
- Results may not be as long-lasting as ablative resurfacing.
- Results may not be as dramatic or noticeable as those from ablative laser resurfacing.
It is important to note that both ablative and non-ablative laser resurfacing have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between the two depends on the individual's specific skin concerns and goals, as well as their skin type and overall health. It is recommended to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine which type of laser resurfacing is best suited for your individual needs.
How soon can I expect to see results after a Lumenis M22 Fractional Skin Resurfacing treatment?
Results can be seen in as little as 2 weeks, with continued improvements in skin texture and appearance over several months. Results are cumulative, so a series of treatments can lead to longer lasting and more dramatic improvements.
What are the advantages of using Lumenis M22 ResurFX?
This 1565nm fiber laser has been shown to produce excellent results for a wide range of skin concerns, including sun damage, wrinkles, pigmentation, and scars. Clients can expect to see improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance after treatment.
What should I know before proceeding with Lumenis M22 ResurFX?
Before proceeding, it is essential to schedule a consultation with our physician to determine if this treatment is suitable for your skin concerns. You will receive specific instructions to prepare for the treatment, which may include avoiding certain medications or skincare products. It is important to discuss any questions or concerns you have with your doctor before proceeding with the treatment.
How long does healing take for Lumenis ResurFX?
Treatment can vary from person to person depending on the intensity of the treatment and their skin condition. Typically, it takes around 3 to 5 days for the skin to heal completely after the treatment. However, some individuals may experience redness, swelling, and mild discomfort for a few days after the treatment, which is a normal part of the healing process. It is important to follow post-treatment instructions provided by the healthcare professional and avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight and other potential irritants during the healing process.
How long do results last for Lumenis ResurFX?
The results can last up to 2 years, but this depends on a variety of factors, including the individual's skin condition, age, and lifestyle habits such as sun exposure and smoking. To maintain the results of the treatment, it is important to follow a good skincare routine and avoid excessive sun exposure. Therefore, it is highly recommended that individuals who undergo treatment take proper care of their skin and protect it from harmful environmental factors to maximize the results of the treatment.
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