Stellar ResurfX is a non-ablative fractional laser treatment to improve skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, acne or surgical scars, stretch marks, and more.

What to Expect

RESULTS: Immediate
LASTS: Varies by treatment and patient
RECOVERY: 2-3 days of swelling and redness
PAIN: None
REPEAT: Varies by treatment and patient



How does ResurfX laser work?2021-06-11T15:43:36-05:00

ResurfX is a non-ablative treatment that works by heating up the targeted area to stimulate fibroblast activation. Fibroblasts synthesize collagen which is responsible for the structure and firmness of the skin.

This makes ResurfX an excellent treatment for acne scarring, surgical scars, fine lines & wrinkles, stretch marks, and cellulite.

What should I expect after ResurfX treatment? Is there any downtime?2021-06-11T15:47:49-05:00

Discomfort after treatment is genreally mild. It will feel similar to a bad sunburn. There will be redness immediately after treatment that can last up to 5 days. Swelling the day after treatment is also fairly common and can last up to 2 days.

“Bronzing” will follow in the 2 weeks post-treatment. This is caused by melanin in the top layers of skin being sloughed off. Most patients state if feels similar to dry flaking (like sandpaper) in the 10 days post-treatment.


Before Treatment Instructions2023-06-08T17:55:36-05:00
  • No sun exposure 2 weeks prior to treatment, including self-tanners and spray tans.
  • No retinol or retin-a 1 week prior to treatment
  • No blood thinners such an advil, aspirin, or ibuprofen 7-10 days prior to treatment
After Care Instructions2023-05-15T14:37:29-05:00

You may experience redness and mild swelling for 3 to 5 days after your treatment. Minor scabbing can develop on the treatment areas which will naturally heal. Your overall skin texture may feel dry and like sandpaper, but these are normal side effects that will subside after 4-7 days of treatment.

Avoid sun exposure and all retinol products for two weeks after your treatment.

Avoid picking or scratching the treatment area.

Sleep elevated to avoid additional swelling.

Use of a gentle serum or hyaluronic acid is recommended to enhance the results and quicken healing time.

Use sunscreen daily.

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SKN at Franks Dermatology


Simmons Bank Plaza Building
4220 North Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72212

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Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 5:00
Friday: 8:30 – 2:30

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