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Photofractional Laser Resurfacing in Phoenix

Written by Dr. Ali Ghafouri

Also Serving Patients in Phoenix

Photofractional laser resurfacing combines two innovative technologies: Lumenis Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and ResurFX. Sequential treatment with these lasers can improve your skin tone and texture for overall facial rejuvenation at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists in Scottsdale.

What Can Photofractional Laser Resurfacing Treat?

Photofractional Laser Resurfacing ResurFX & IPL Scottsdale, AZDr. Ali Ghafouri and our experienced team of skincare providers offer photofractional laser resurfacing with IPL and ResurFX to address dozens of skin concerns in one visit, including:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Broken capillaries
  • Rosacea
  • Facial redness
  • Facial veins
  • Skin discoloration 
  • Active acne
  • Acne scarring and related redness
  • Unwanted pigments (such as tattoos, certain birthmarks or scarring)

This combination laser treatment can improve nearly all facial concerns related to texture and tone.

Fractional, Non-Ablative Laser Treatment with ResurFX

Laser treatment with non-ablative technology requires minimal downtime compared to more invasive, ablative options. Non-ablative lasers use wavelengths for controlled tissue heating to stimulate the body’s natural healing response without evaporating (ablating) the water found in your skin’s tissues. This process allows for effective results with little to no downtime. ResurFX is a fractional, non-ablative treatment, meaning the device targets specific sections of your skin for precise treatment of your cosmetic concerns.

ResurFX is considered the only true fractional, non-ablative laser available. The handheld device only needs to pass over the area once for effective treatment, saving you time and protecting your skin. ResurFX contains CoolScan scanner technology that prevents overheating and damage to the tissues, and the handpiece offers continuous contact cooling, so you feel comfortable throughout your session.

ResurFX treatments involve narrow energy beams directed at specific portions of your skin’s surface for less aggressive treatment than other lasers while still achieving excellent results. The process triggers neocollagenesis, or new collagen production, for a supple, youthful complexion.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment with Lumenis M22

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Scottsdale, AZIPL treatment is often called photorejuvenation or photofacial. This laser technology penetrates deep into the skin without harming the surface layer and causes less tissue damage than other treatments while still offering deep skin rejuvenation. Dr. Ghafouri and our skincare providers use the Lumenis Stellar M22 laser for IPL and photofractional laser resurfacing. The M22 system provides a multitude of treatment applications, improving over 30 skin concerns for a wide range of patients, regardless of skin type, age or gender.

Intense pulsed light therapy with M22 uses intermittent light pulses with a range of wavelengths. Specific wavelengths target various skin issues, including vascular and pigmentation lesions. The broad-spectrum light pulses are emitted through an applicator that is continuously cooled to ensure a gentle approach to laser resurfacing.

During IPL treatment, the light pulses penetrate the targeted tissue and are absorbed by the desired “chromophores.” A chromophore controls the color of a molecule. IPL wavelengths damage the relevant chromophores, such as melanin for skin discoloration, providing an even skin tone and appearance.

The Benefits of Photofractional Laser Resurfacing with IPL and ResurFX

With photofractional laser resurfacing at our Scottsdale office, you can enjoy the benefits of both of these laser technologies. IPL treatment can remove unwanted pigmentation and address vascularity concerns, while ResurFX promotes new collagen production and stimulates elastin fibers in the deep skin layers. This combination can provide a more radiant and youthful complexion.

Photofractional laser resurfacing can address early signs of aging and offer noticeable improvement for sunspots, fine lines and skin discoloration. These treatments deliver an overall even skin texture and tone with minimal downtime so that you can go back to your regular daily routine right after your treatment.

Schedule Your Photofractional Laser Resurfacing Consult

If you’re interested in the powerful benefits of ResurFX and IPL treatments for photofractional laser resurfacing, contact Dr. Ghafouri and our skilled team of skincare providers in Scottsdale today.


Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists

9431 E. Ironwood Square Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 905-1010

Fax: (480) 905-6988

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm

Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed