Dr. Swetha Kandula is a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist who understands the multifactorial nature of skin aging. She has chosen the Lumenis Photofractional laser resurfacing system which includes the ResurFX laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for its superiority in addressing the signs of aging and sun damage in a single procedure. Patients benefit from the combined application of IPL and non-ablative laser resurfacing called photofractional resurfacing. Studies report that the combination of IPL and laser resurfacing in a single session leads to synergistic and long-lasting effects on the various manifestations of aging skin.
What is ResurFX?
ResurFX is a fractional non-ablative laser that gently and effectively treats the early signs of aging and retexturizes the skin. A non-ablative laser does not damage surface skin. The laser gently treats only a fraction of the skin in microcolumns so that patients receive the benefits of resurfacing without the pain, discomfort and long recovery after CO2 laser resurfacing.
How does ResurFX work?
As we age and with sun exposure the collagen that gives us the plump firm skin of youth will degrade. ResurFX is an infrared laser to stimulate collagen and elastin production to smooth and firm the skin and soften acne and surgical scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, texture changes and lax skin. Studies report that just one treatment produces noticeable results with no damage to delicate skin.
What is IPL?
As we age, pores enlarge, sun damage appears as age spots, liver spots, and pigmentation changes. IPL therapy uses light energy to treat the skin’s surface to treat age and sunspots, broken blood vessels, Rosacea, uneven tone and rough texture. The result is smoother, brighter and more even skin tone for a more youthful appearance. The combination provides total rejuvenation.
Dr. Kandula will recommend the use of one or both youth enhancing procedures based upon her examination of the patient’s skin tone and texture, and their desires.
Who is a good candidate?
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to have a consultation with Dr. Kandula. Patients looking to brighten and even their skin tone and texture, are good candidates. ResurFx offers subtle and natural results with little to no downtime.
Your skin will be cleaned, and a numbing cream applied for your comfort during the procedure if you desire. The laser is customizable, the amount of discomfort is based on the strength of the energy applied and the areas treated. Some mild stinging and tingling may occur. The module includes the non-ablative laser and a CoolScan scanner that continuously protects the skin from overheating which increases comfort during treatment.
After treatment patients can expect some mild redness and swelling in the first 24 hours after treatment. Cold compresses help to reduce swelling within a day after treatment. Redness resolves into a rosy glow that can last for several weeks. Makeup may be used after the first 24 hours. The skin will feel dry and rough and may be sensitive for a few days, after which the skin will peel and flake. The new skin will be sensitive to light so using sunscreen is imperative.
Subtle and natural looking results that improve for up to six months as new collagen and elastin are produced. A series of treatments will deliver significant improvements in fine lines and wrinkles, as well as smoothing skin texture and tone. Results are long-lasting but aging doesn’t stop so results will fade over time. Maintenance treatments once a year can help preserve rejuvenating effects.
For patients who desire to recapture their youthful beauty, photofractional laser resurfacing delivers. Contact Dr. Kandula in Parsippany, NJ to schedule a consultation today.