CellFX® Procedure

The CellFX procedure is an exclusive and innovative option here at Reno Tahoe Dermatology, to clear common benign skin lesions, such as seborrheic keratosis, warts, sebaceous hyperplasia, molluscum and more. 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, loss of pigment or over pigmentation (hyperpigmentation). I think we are all done with the pain, scarring and loss of pigment due to treatment with liquid nitrogen. This procedure is about resolving, regenerating and renewing the skin. This is innovative and awesome!

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.

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. Click here for the latest information on the CellFX procedure.

Before & After Gallery

Sebaceous Hyperplasia Lesions

Seborrheic Keratosis Lesions

Non-Genital Cutaneous Warts

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Reno Tahoe Dermatology serves Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs, Sun Valley, Lake Tahoe in Northern Nevada & East California.