CellFX® is a novel device that uses energy to treat lesions on the skin. Nano-pulse energy is used to treat the targeted skin spots and bumps without affecting normal tissue. Over the last 3 years, Investigate MD has conducted research trials for warts, sebaceous hyperplasia (overgrown oil glands), seborrheic keratoses and basal cell skin cancers. This device received FDA clearance in 2021 for dermatologic procedures requiring ablation and resurfacing of the skin. This treatment is currently being offered at our Thompson Peak location.

CellFX® Procedure 

The CellFX procedure is an innovative option to clear common skin conditions, such as benign spots, bumps or growths known as lesions. Most common skin lesions are made up of abnormal cells. The CellFX procedure clears cells in the treatment zone while sparing the surrounding non-cellular dermis (layers of skin tissue) – helping to prevent unnecessary damage and to minimize the risk of scarring. 

What is a skin lesion? 

A lesion is the medical term for a part of the skin that has an irregular appearance compared to the healthy skin around it. A lesion is typically made up of cells, caused by malformations of the structure of the skin. 

On the surface of your skin, a lesion can look like a spot, bump, or growth, can be flat or raised, can have pigment or be clear and can appear anywhere on the face and body. While the lesion appears on the surface of your skin, most cells of a lesion extend underneath the surface into the deeper layers of your skin (the dermis) and can reside at unknown depths. Many factors, including the natural aging process, can cause different types of lesions. 

How does the CellFX procedure work? 

The CellFX procedure uses an innovative technology that uniquely works at the cellular level where the skin problem resides. The technology uses ultrafast electrical energy pulses to alter cells in the treatment zone, stimulating a gradual clearing of the cells that lead to the regeneration of new cells while keeping the healthy collagen foundation unharmed. 

   

RESOLVES 

Naturally clears spots and
bumps, leaving surrounding
collagen unharmed 

REGENERATES 

Stimulates cell turnover,
replacing affected cells with
healthy new cells 

RENEWS 

Renews the skin surface for
a natural, healthy appearance 

     

Can multiple lesions be treated in one procedure? 

Yes, multiple lesions and lesion types may be treated in one procedure session. Since each lesion can be treated in a matter of seconds, it’s practical to have multiple lesions treated in a single procedure. Your doctor will design a treatment plan that works for you. 

How long does the CellFX procedure take? 

Your doctor will schedule the total appointment time required for your visit. After preparation time of each lesion, the actual time of the CellFX procedure session is typically 15 minutes depending on the number of lesions to be treated. Treatment of each lesion usually requires only 10-15 seconds of pulsing. 

How the technology works!

Did you know that your unwanted skin spots and bumps (benign lesions) are made up of cells? Which is why the CellFX® procedure is the ideal choice. This unique procedure uses patented Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology to apply ultrafast energy pulses to reach skin lesions within the treatment area. Because NPS technology affects cells and only cells, it doesn’t harm the healthy, non-cellular collagen foundation that surrounds the lesion. So new cells regenerate and renew, for a natural, healthy appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the CellFX procedure take?

Your doctor will schedule the total appointment time required for your visit. The actual time for the CellFX procedure session is typically 15 minutes or less, depending on the number of lesions to clear. Preparation of your skin typically takes a few minutes and each lesion usually requires only 10–15 seconds of pulsing.

Can multiple lesions be treated in one procedure?

Yes, multiple lesions and lesion types may be treated in one procedure session. Each lesion can be treated in a matter of seconds, so it’s practical to treat multiple lesions in a single 15-minute procedure. Your doctor will design a treatment plan that works for you.

How soon can I return to normal activity?

Generally, most patients can immediately return to normal activity. Your doctor may recommend wearing a small bandage and/or ointment to protect the area during the initial healing process.

How many visits are needed?

Most lesions can successfully clear with a single procedure session. Your doctor may provide guidance on the number of procedure sessions you may likely need for optimal results. For instance, for more difficult-to-treat lesions, your physician may recommend a second procedure session.

As the healing period progresses, if you believe that the lesion(s) or portion of the lesion(s) remain(s), contact your physician for follow-up.

When will I see results?

Lesions typically clear within 30–60 days. As the lesion clears and new cells regenerate to form a new skin layer, the gradual return to normal skin appearance can take between 60–90 days.

Your doctor will advise what the normal healing time would be for the particular lesion type and your skin type. Larger or deeper lesions may require longer periods of time to complete the clearance and healing process.

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