GlamDerm - Gramercy Laser and Medical Dermatology

ResurFX for Men

Just like women, men are also looking for younger smoother looking skin.

There are so many different treatments available that men should not be worried that there will not be any options for them.  

Men who want to smooth out their skin texture, tighten pores and blend uneven skin tone will benefit from fractional laser resurfacing. 

ResurFX laser is an excellent option if you want:

  • Improved pore size and texture
  • Even skin tone and treat discolored spots
  • Smooth skin texture and even acne scars
  • Rejuvenate neck, chest and hands

So How Does It Work?

ResurFX laser treatment targets aging skin by damaging the skin under the surface to promote the body to produce new skin cells. 

The lasers cause microscopic wounds beneath the outer layer of skin where collagen and new cells can regenerate.  

Some may compare this treatment to microneedling but there is a big difference. These laser treatments use heat and energy while microneedling makes tiny “injuries” that cause the skin to heal. 

This treatment combines the intensity of ablative lasers and the gentleness of non-ablative.

Unlike other non-ablative lasers, the ResurFX laser only needs one pass over the skin.  This effective treatment saves time and protects the skin. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated with ResurFX?

  • Acne scars
  • Skin tone
  • Aging skin
  • Melasma
  • Wrinkles

How Many Treatments Will It Take?

Every patient will need to be assessed to determine their individual needs. 

At least three-to-four treatments are needed, one month apart for patients to achieve their goal.

Does It Hurt?

Most patients report a warm sensation on the skin.  This can last for several minutes as the laser moves across the targeted area.  A topical numbing cream can be used prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort.

The handle of the ResurFX has a cooling element that is in constant contact with the skin providing continuous relief from the heat. 

What Are the Side Effects?

ResurFX is a minimally invasive treatment that has minimal down time.  Short term side effects include redness that looks like a sunburn. 

This redness could last for several days.  Long term side effects are not common but can be discussed with you by your doctor. 

How Do I Care for My Skin After My Session?  

You can return to normal activity the day after the procedure.  Exposure to the sun before and after the procedure should be avoided. 

During the first few days after treatment patients should wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30. 

Once the skin is healed a daily moisturizer with at least SPF 15 should be used to protect the skin from further damage or aging.  

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