The Lumenis Photofractional
Combines two technologies to address both tone and textural irregularities. By decreasing pigmentation and redness while simultaneously triggering collagen production, your skin becomes more even in color and texture.
The unique Lumenis® photofractional rejuvenation technology includes two solutions: IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and ResurFX™ non-ablative skin resurfacing, so that both skin tone and texture can be treated at the same session.
How does it work?
Lumenis® IPL technology removes both unwanted pigmentation and blood vessels from the skin, while the ResurFX™ fractional laser stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deeper layers of the skin.
The treatment: to ensure utmost comfort, your physician should typically apply a topical numbing cream before treatment and/or use air cooling during treatment. You may experience a warm or prickling sensation as the laser is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable
What should I expect?
You may experience some redness or swelling after the procedure but it will be depending on your customized treatment settings. The swelling will usually diminish after a few hours and the redness as quickly as the next day or over the next few days. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities the very same day.
3-5 sessions are typically recommended for optimal result, in 4-5 weeks intervals. Gradual improvements in tone may be seen as soon as a couple weeks after the procedure, and the benefits of collagen production start appearing after 3 months
Courtesy of Mariela Nazar, MD.
Courtesy of B. Kent Remington, MD.
Courtesy of Matteo Tretti Clementoni, MD.