Will a person Get the same results with ResurFX as with other IPL treatments?

How is it different than the other IPL treatments?

Doctor Answers 2

ResurFx vs IPL

ResurFx is a non-ablative fractionated laser (NAFL). ResurFx is a module on a device that ALSO includes an intense pulsed light (IPL) module, called the M22 IPL.

ResurFx and other NAFL created fine channels of heat which lead to increased collagen production. This translates to a decrease in the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, pores, and stretch marks. Other benefits of this device is it allows excess pigmentation in the top of the skin to be transported across the skin surface through these small channels. Through this mechanism, patients can see an improvement in the appearance of melasma and sun spots on the skin. 

IPL devices can simultaneously improve the appearance of brown spots, redness, broken blood vessels, and pore size. Expert laser physicians may choose to combine a NAFL with an IPL on the same day as these treatments can work synergistically together. 

Warm Regards,

Dr. Peterson


Houston Dermatologist
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ResurFX isn't an IPL, but is synergistic with IPL

ResurFX is really quite different than IPL.  IPL uses focused light on targets such as discoloration or acne to improve complexions and rejuvenate the skin.  ResurFX aims deeper in the skin, heating water and collagen with less interaction to the upper visible layers of skin.  ResurFX  rejuvenates by stimulating collagen and tightening.  Patients see an improvement in fine lines, acne scars, pores and stretch marks over several treatments.  The improvements are not as significant as those achieved with ablative CO2 fractionated resurfacing, but ablative treatment require significant downtime which may not be possible in people with an active lifestyle.

Michael Howard Swann, MD
Springfield Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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