What Conditions Does ResurFX Treat?


ResurFX™ is a revolutionary skin resurfacing option designed to protect patient comfort and produce optimal results. Able to produce results with only one pass over the treatment area, ResurFX is also equipped with exclusive CoolScan™ technology, which offers continuous skin cooling during treatment and prevents damage to surrounding tissue.

ResurFX is used to treat:

  • Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles
  • Age and Sunspots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne and Surgical Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Textural Irregularities

ResurFX can also be used to address skin laxity and produce a firmer and more lifted appearance throughout the treatment area. However, it may take up to four treatments for optimal results.

Recovery & Results

The ResurFX laser is clinically proven to deliver exceptional outcomes that may be visible in as little as one week. With proper skin care and occasional touch-up treatments, it is possible for results from laser skin resurfacing to be visible for several years.

The ResurFX laser has been designed to reduce damage to surrounding skin and tissue, which helps make recovery from ResurFX treatment quick and painless. There may be some mild irritation and slight redness for a few days, but these things should self-correct, typically within five to seven days of treatment, and should not interfere with normal activities.

September Special

The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery is offering a complimentary Photofacial with every ResurFX series purchased this September. Photofacial treatment is used to address rosacea and sun damage, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment can also be used to address stubborn, active acne.

Appointments must be prepaid and pre-booked to take advantage of our September special. Your Photofacial will be added to one of your already scheduled visits to help save time and amplify your results.

This month, we also offer specials on Ultherapy® and discounts on skin better Science® products at our East Greenwich office. Get in touch today to learn more.

Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment

If you are ready to schedule your non-surgical skin rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Andrea Doyle, please call The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to set up an appointment. Dr. Doyle is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving East Greenwich and all nearby areas of Rhode Island.

Men and women of all ages struggling with skin conditions and signs of aging have more non-surgical treatments available for skin rejuvenation than ever before. M22 is a “One for All” treatment option at the CentreFARS. The laser modular system brings together four high-end laser technologies to treat more skin conditions than any other modular system. With three device attachments, the M22 is versatile, addressing pigmentation concerns, rosacea, scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, and hair removal.

Before and after laser resurfacing with Lumenis M22 laser

If you are interested in laser skin rejuvenation, contact Dr. Andrea Doyle in East Greenwich today at 401-336-3770 to schedule your appointment. The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery serves patients in the surrounding areas of Providence, Rhode Island.

How Does the M22 Laser System Work?

The M22 modular system allows us to combine technologies and continue to increase the number of skin problems we can address with non-surgical treatments. The Lumenis® product utilizes Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) to send controlled energy pulses at peak power in short intervals for effective, comfortable treatments that deliver beautiful results. Your skin is cooled and protected between the pulses, known as Multiple-Sequential Pulsing (MSP™), reducing any risk for damage to the tissues.

The M22 attachments we offer at the CentreFARS include:

  1. The ResurFX™ uses the CoolScan™ scanner to protect your skin tissues during treatment. The ResurFX™ is a non-ablative fractional technology and the only one of its kind, offering interface changes in the shapes in which the laser energy is emitted for optimal precision.
  2. Multi-Spot™ Nd: YAG is an M22 attachment device designed to treat vascular lesions and leg veins.
  3. The Universal IPL handpiece for the M22 modular system addresses a wide variety of skin concerns, giving our skin care specialist the ability to customize your treatment with changeable filters.

What Can the M22 “One for All” Laser System Do for You?

The Lumenis® M22 was designed to help people of any age, skin type, texture, and tone reach stunning results. This skin rejuvenation treatment offers the widest range of laser technologies available, giving our patients access to the most advanced skincare treatments.

Before and after image of Lumenis M22 Laser Resurfacing

The M22 Laser System can treat these skin conditions and more:

  • Age spots
  • Warts
  • Pigmentation concerns
  • Keratosis
  • Redness
  • Sunspots
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Vascular lesions
  • Scars
  • Freckles
  • Café-au-lait spots
  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Port wine stains
  • Leg veins
  • Tattoo removal
  • Hair removal
  • Telangiectasia
  • Nevi
  • Nevus
  • Lentigines
  • Dyschromia
  • Skin resurfacing

Our female plastic surgeon and aesthetician know that each patient is unique, which is why we aim to offer a variety of non-surgical medical spa treatments at our East Greenwich plastic surgery office. Whether you are looking to reduce signs of aging or treat a skin condition, we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Contact the CentreFARS in East Greenwich Today

If you are interested in laser treatments with the M22 modular system, contact the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery today at 401-336-3770 to schedule your consultation. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and skilled staff serve patients in nearby areas of Rhode Island, including Providence.

Laser skin resurfacing can is a nonsurgical treatment used to address issues brought about by aging, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer a range of skin resurfacing options, enabling us to meet the varied needs of our patients.

If you are interested in learning more about non-surgical skin rejuvenation in East Greenwich or a surrounding area of New Hampshire, please call our office at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle.

What Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Do?

Laser skin resurfacing can be used to address a wide variety of skin conditions, problems, and irregularities. Some of the most commonly treated issues are:

  • Fine Lines and Deep Wrinkles
  • Age Spots and Liver Spots
  • Acne and Acne Scars
  • Freckles and Sunspots
  • Uneven Skin Tone or Texture
  • Rough Spots and Dry Skin
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Warts and Precancerous Growths

Fractional non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is the most popular type of treatment. This option delivers microbeams of energy to create columns of coagulation in the layers of the skin, but leaves surrounding tissues unaffected. This allows the body’s natural healing process to quickly and efficiently create new, healthy tissue.

Fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing offers patients superior aesthetic outcomes with minimal treatment time, minimal to no pain during the procedure, and minimal redness and swelling post-procedure, making it an ideal solution for many of our patients, but it is not the only type of laser treatment available. At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we are pleased to offer the Lumenis M22 device, which expands our laser treatment offerings to include:

  • Vascular Lesion Removal
  • Spider Vein Elimination
  • Varicose Vein Removal
  • Hair Removal
  • Tattoo Removal

During your initial consultation, we will carefully assess your areas of concern, provide honest information about all of your treatment options, and help you choose the most effective ones for your needs.

Where on the Body Can Lasers be Used?

The most common area of the body to be treated with lasers is the face. Other treatment areas include the:

  • Neck
  • Chest and Décolletage
  • Back
  • Arms and Hands
  • Legs

We utilize advanced technology to offer the most comprehensive treatment options. If you are curious to learn what laser treatment can do for your body, use the contact form on this page or give us a call to schedule a consultation and speak to us in person.

Am I a Good Laser Skin Resurfacing Candidate?

The best candidates for laser treatment are in generally good health and are willing to follow all of the pre and post-treatment instructions provided by our office. Preparation may require that you stop taking certain herbs and medications. If you use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, it will be essential that you give up nicotine in the weeks before your treatment. It will also be necessary to avoid direct sun exposure for a brief period leading up to your procedure.

You may not be a good candidate if you are prone to scarring, have an autoimmune disorder, have HSV-1 or HSV-2, are pregnant or nursing, or have a skin tone that does not respond well to resurfacing. During your initial consultation, we will carefully review your medical history and thoroughly examine all potential treatment areas to make sure you are choosing the best treatment for your needs.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Safe?

Laser skin resurfacing is generally well-tolerated, but it may not be right for every individual. Common side-effects include redness, swelling, and itching during the healing process. These things are typically mild to moderate, but easily treatable through proper aftercare. In many cases, swelling and redness will subside within one to two days

Additional risks, such as changes in skin tone, infection, and permanent scarring are possible with laser skin resurfacing as well. These risks are lowered when you choose to work with a trained and experienced professional for your treatment. Choosing a practice like ours, which is overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon, helps to reduce these and other serious risks.

How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

It may take two to six sessions to obtain optimal results from cosmetic laser treatments. The type of treatment you are having performed and the issue being corrected will both play a role in how many treatments you require. So too will things including the health of your skin, your age, and your skin tone impact how many laser treatments you may need.

If you are curious to learn how many sessions may be needed to reach your goals, call our East Greenwich office to schedule a one-on-one consultation today.

How Should I Prepare Before My First Treatment?

Not much is needed in preparation for a cosmetic laser treatment. Please come to your appointment with completely clean skin. Do not wear makeup or apply lotions, moisturizers, creams, serums, or anything else before your visit. If you have excessive hair in the treatment area, you may also need to shave before your appointment.

During your initial consultation, we will provide you with all the necessary information to ensure you are fully prepared for your procedure.

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?

Laser skin resurfacing may be slightly uncomfortable. Some people liken the sensation to that of a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Topical numbing agents can be used to eliminate any discomfort during your procedure.

What Is the Recovery Like After Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Some tenderness, similar to a sunburn, can be present for several days. Redness, swelling, and itching are all possible in the days following the procedure as well. These things should not cause significant discomfort and can typically be addressed through proper skin care and, when needed, mild OTC medications.

Most people can resume normal activities within a few days without complication. We will provide you with detailed instructions to help ensure your recovery experience is as comfortable and easy as possible.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Risks involved in laser treatments include:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Tenderness and pain
  • Infection
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Scarring

Acne is also possible following laser treatment.

How your skin reacts to laser treatment depends on factors unique to your body. Dr. Doyle will carefully evaluate your candidacy for laser treatment to help ensure you are not at heightened risk for potential side effects.

Ready to schedule your skin resurfacing consultation?

Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your laser resurfacing options with you during a private one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call at 401-336-3770 to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.

Dr. Doyle is a board certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries to help change the lives of her patients in positive and empowering ways.

rhode island laser treatment

Here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island we offer both Fractional Non-Ablative and Ablative treatments.

Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing safely delivers heat into the skin. The laser itself does this by creating thousands of invisible tiny columns into the skin. These columns work beyond the surface of the skin. They are delivered deeper where they can gradually stimulate collagen. On average, most patients need 4 treatments and will see full improvement at 6-8 months. Fine lines and wrinkles will begin to lessen and appear softer. Pore size and acne scarring are also improved. This treatment is not instant gratification but long term it is a very safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin.

Non-Ablative treatments require no actual downtime. Most patients look and feel sunburned for a few days after the treatment. Mineral make-up, such as Colorescience, can be applied.

Call our office for a complimentary consultation with Anne, our medical aesthetician to discuss if this treatment is right for you!

As many of our patients already know, we offer cosmetic surgery procedures, injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing, medical facials and a wide range of skin care products. We offer such a wide variety of treatments/procedures at our office because many times “Combination Therapy” will help you to achieve the best results of what you’re looking for.

Facial cosmetic surgery can be enhanced with facial fillers and injectables. Facial laser treatments are always more effective when combined with top-grade at-home skin care products.

The foundation of everything we do here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island beings with the quality of your skin.

Many patients do not realize what an amazing difference quality skin care products make until they have been using them for 3-6 months. The next thing they know they are looking at a picture of themselves and become pleasantly surprised!

Our products are not just “feel good/smell good” that sit on the surface of the skin, rather, they are hand-picked because they deliver results. They nourish your skin cells and gradually make positive changes.

Dr. Doyle and Anne, our aesthetician, can customize a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan for your specific needs.

Please feel free to call the office at 401.336.3770 and set up your consultations!!

IPL Treatments

Winter is the perfect time of year to have Intense Pulse Light treatments (IPL). This treatment dramatically improves broken blood vessels, rosacea, and sun damage/hyper-pigmentation caused by the sun’s damaging rays.

The IPL is not a laser, it is actually a light based treatment that can be safely used on skin types without a tan.

The face, chest, arms, and hands are very common areas with sun damage that would respond well to IPL treatments. Most patients need 2-4 sessions scheduled at four-week intervals for best results.

You can expect to feel a very mild sunburn-like sensation for 24 hours or less. Sun spots typically look darker for about 1 week then flake off on their own. The final result is a more even skin tone. Most patients feel they need much less cover up/foundation after having this treatment.

Call our office today for a consultation with Anne, our medical aesthetician. She can evaluate your skin and help get you glowing in no time!

Andrea M. Doyle, MD as seen in RI Monthly's "Top Doctors" Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD in RI Monthly’s “Top Doctors” Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD was recently profiled in Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doctors” issue. Read about her practice, the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery, located in East Greenwich, RI 02818, or visit www.centrefars.com.

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Cosmetic surgery: When is the right time?

When considering a cosmetic procedure, whether it is Botox injections or a breast augmentation, you may ask yourself, “Is this the best time to have it done?”  Deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal decision, of course, and timing depends at lot upon your goals and desired outcome.  Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind.


Plan Ahead

If you want to be ready for a special occasion, definitely plan ahead.  Many non-surgical procedures such as Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®) have immediate results and require little to no downtime.  You may want to look your best for a wedding, family party, or class reunion, but you should give yourself about 2 weeks for any minimal bruising to resolve.

Most surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, do require several weeks to fully recover.  So if you want to look your best in your bathing suit or for that special event, you should plan to give yourself time for the swelling to resolve and for your incisions to heal.


General Guidelines for Popular Procedures

 Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):  Maybe your abdomen protrudes after having children, or you have excess skin or bulging at your waistline you can pinch.  You exercise and watch your diet, but your shape is just not what you want it to be.   A tummy tuck may be helpful by removing excessive skin and fat, repairing the abdominal muscles separated by pregnancy, and even improving a C-section scar.  In most circumstances it is best to wait until after you lose excess weight and have finished having children.  Give yourself about 12 weeks to heal before your bathing suit debut or your special event.

Breast Augmentation:  Generally speaking, there are two time periods when a woman seeks breast enhancement surgery.  A young woman in her twenties may recognize that she has finished developing breast tissue and she desires larger breasts.  A breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel implants would provide the best option to help her achieve fuller breasts.  An older woman, later in her thirties, forties, or fifties, may have lost volume after having children, or may notice sagging of her breasts.  A breast lift, or mastopexy, can remove excess sagging skin and can reposition the nipple on the breast.  Depending on your needs, Dr. Doyle will recommend one procedure or a combination of a breast augmentation and breast lift to help you achieve your goals for breast enhancement.  Recovery from breast augmentation is usually quick, but do give yourself a few months before a major event to look your best.

Liposuction:  Liposuction can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, back, and chest.  Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that sometimes appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.  Removing excess fat deposits improves your body contour and proportion, and ultimately can enhance your self-image.  Winter is a great time to do liposuction since post-operative support garments can be easily hidden under clothing.

-Facial Rejuvenation:  Improve your appearance anytime with a Hydrafacial, revitalizing peel, or anti-aging facial offered by our aesthetician.  All skin care procedures offer the most advanced medical grade products and are supervised by Dr. Doyle.  Get your skin glowing right before your special event.  More advanced facial rejuvenation, such as an eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift can take between two to six months for the swelling to be completely gone.


Do you have questions about cosmetic surgery or skin rejuvenation?  Contact Dr. Doyle at 401-336-3770 or via email at info@centrefars.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Andrea Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  As a plastic surgeon serving the greater Providence, Rhode Island region, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts, she is committed to excellence, using the latest technologies and procedures to help you look your best.

Thank you, everyone, for attending last night’s cosmetic surgery, skin care, and facial rejuvenation seminar at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island!  Remember to book your consultation to take advantage of your 20% discount!

The live demonstrations of Botox/Dysport and injectable dermal fillers was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Also, congratulation to all of our raffle winners!  We hope you enjoy all the Environ and Lumixyl products!

It is our privilege to be able to provide you with not only these services, but the comprehensive information every patient needs to make the best choice(s) for him or herself!

We look forward to providing more of these lectures and forums in the near future. Keep abreast of our events via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!


Andrea Doyle, MD

Attend our free seminar to learn about the latest innovations in both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.