Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon Serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas Of Kansas & Missouri

The ResurFX™ laser is a revolutionary skin resurfacing option that can dramatically improve skin tone and texture. This non-ablative laser, created by Lumenis®, is incredibly versatile, offering more than 600 variations in shape, size, and density settings, allowing treatment with the ResurFX laser to be completely customized for each patient.

Are you interested in learning what non-ablative laser skin resurfacing with the ResurFX system can do for you? Call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule your initial consultation at our Leawood office. We serve the Greater Kansas City area and all surrounding Missouri and Kansas communities.

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ResurFX Treatment Areas

The ResurFX laser painlessly penetrates deep into the skin, where it works to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers helps to improve tone and create a softer, smoother, and blemish-free appearance.

The ResurFX laser can be used on the face, neck, chest/décolletage, and hands to address issues including:

  • Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles
  • General Skin Laxity
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Damage
  • Acne and Surgical Scars
  • Large Pores
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Hyper Pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Broken Blood Vessels

As with other fractional, non-ablative laser treatments, ResurFX is safe and effective on all skin types, tones, and complexions. Unlike similar treatments, however, ResurFX utilizes a state-of-the-art CoolScan scanner, allowing for improved comfort and more customizable results. What's more, the ResurFX laser requires only one pass to be effective, which saves time while protecting your skin's health.

Is Treatment with the ResurFX Laser Painful?

Prior to your ResurFX treatment, your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic. During your treatment, CoolScan technology will further help to protect your comfort. Following treatment, adhering to the post-treatment instructions provided by our office will help to ensure optimal comfort and the fastest recovery.

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Recovery from ResurFX

Following treatment with ResurFX, your skin may appear and feel sunburned and dry. This can last for two to four days. During this time, your skin will begin to peel and may feel slightly swollen in the treatment areas. These are temporary side-effects and should subside on their own. 

You can assist in a shorter and more comfortable recovery by avoiding tobacco products and alcohol, staying away from direct sun exposure, waiting to participate in excessive exercises that induce perspiration, and not submerging the treatment area while swimming.

Keeping your skin clean and dry and applying all moisturizers and creams recommended or prescribed by our office will also help ensure the best recovery experience. We will provide you with personalized instructions following your treatment to help ensure your recovery is as pleasant as possible.

Severe reactions to fractional laser skin resurfacing are extremely rare, but any discomfort that lasts for longer than one week should be brought to the immediate attention of our board-certified plastic surgeon.

Recovery from treatment with the ResurFX laser can take up to one week, but proper skin care will be necessary for both maintenance and optimal comfort. As a non-surgical treatment, results from ResurFX are both cumulative and gradual. It may take two to three sessions to achieve your goals. We will work directly with you during and after this time to make sure your needs are met. 

How Long do ResurFX Results Last?

Things like surgical and acne scars, once treated, will not come back. For issues including skin laxity, fine lines and deep wrinkles, and tone or textural issues, you can expect results from your ResurFX laser treatment to last for two years – longer if you take proper care of your skin.

We can help you build the ideal at-home skincare routine with our line of Skin Medica® products. This line of professional skin care products is rooted in science, helping to ensure optimal comfort and safety without compromising efficacy. During your time in our care, we would be happy to help you build the perfect home routine to help extend and enhance the results of your ResurFX treatment.

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What Are the Benefits of ResurFX?

The ResurFX offers a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles: ResurFX gently exfoliates the skin to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improvement in skin texture and tone: By stimulating your own body’s natural collagen production, the ResurFX laser can improve uneven skin texture.
  • Corrects areas of hyperpigmentation: ResurFX can target areas of hyperpigmentation to reduce the appearance of sunspots. 

How Do I Prepare for ResurFX?

Prior to treatment, you will have a consultation and discuss your skin concerns. You should avoid excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment. You may be asked to discontinue certain medications prior as well. On the day of treatment, your skin should be free of makeup or skincare products, such as moisturizers or serums. Be sure to tell your treating esthetician what type of skincare products you have been using and when you discontinued them. 

What Is the Aftercare Protocol?

After having ResurFX, you may experience some redness and possible swelling. This should subside within a few days following treatment. You should follow the skincare regimen outlined in your post-treatment instructions. This may include gentle cleansing and using a specific moisturizer. Be sure to apply sunscreen when outdoors, as your skin may be extra sensitive following treatment. You will need to avoid using harsh exfoliants or other skincare products until your follow-up appointment. 

When Will I See Results?

ResurFX is a non-ablative laser so results will be gradual over time. As your collagen remodels, your skin will become smoother with fewer areas of hyperpigmentation. You will also see a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in the treatment areas. 

Are There Associated Risks or Side Effects?

The risks of side effects after ResurFX are rare; however, some patients may experience:

  • Temporary redness and swelling.
  • Changes in skin color.
  • Increased skin sensitivity.

How Long Does Each Session Take?

Each ResurFX usually takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour to complete. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment session as well.

Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery for a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about what laser skin resurfacing with the ResurFX laser can do for you, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule a treatment consultation with Dr. Levi Young. Board-certified, attentive, thoughtful, and effective, Dr. Young takes pride in helping women and men living in and around Kansas City reach their aesthetic goals. 




Is ResurFX Safe to Use?

ResurFX is typically a safe cosmetic procedure. But as with many cosmetic procedures, there are risks you need to be aware of. Since ResurFX is a type of laser treatment, it does come with the usual risks of redness, swelling, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and an increased chance of infection.

Who Are Ideal Candidates For ResurFX?

Before you can get ResurFX, you must first be deemed a suitable candidate for it. Below are a few ways you can qualify for ResurFX treatment:

  • You are in good health.
  • You have real expectations regarding the procedure.
  • You have sun damage.
  • You have fine lines.
  • You have deep wrinkles.
  • You have blotchy skin.
  • Your skin has a leathery texture.

Who Are Not Viable Candidates For ResurFX?

Despite the benefits ResurFX can provide, there are factors that can disqualify you from being a suitable candidate. 

Here is what can potentially disqualify you as a candidate for ResurFX:

  • You have deep wrinkles.
  • You are currently taking medication that may damage your skin.
  • You have specific allergies.
  • You have a skin condition that requires treatment.
  • You are prone to cold sores.

In order to know if you are a suitable candidate for ResurFX, you will need to have a consultation with Dr. Levi Young. He will assess the current condition of your skin as well as go over any issues that could interfere with the treatment.

How Does ResurFX Compare With Fraxel?

Fraxel is another type of laser treatment designed to help with skin conditions. But what exactly sets ResurFX apart from Fraxel? While both function almost identically, the one factor that separates them is the amount of treatments. Fraxel requires patients to have six or more sessions, while ResurFX requires only one.

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Are you interested in getting ResurFX treatment? Contact us at 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Levi Young today!