Active FX, Deep FX and Total FX
Laser resurfacing is a treatment that improves fine lines, wrinkles, scars, skin tone, texture, and dark spots on the face, neck and chest.
Active FX is the gold standard in laser resurfacing. It can dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dark spots, and other irregularities on the face, neck and chest. By removing sun damage with fractional technology, it stimulates the formation of new and healthy skin and new collagen. This provides greater elasticity and support which results in more youthful, firmer, tighter skin. Your skin will not only look healthier, but it will be healthier. Significant results are seen with just one treatment and compared to older CO2 lasers, Active FX has much less downtime and aftercare. In one week you can see incredible results that used to take 3 or more weeks of healing!
For those looking to go a little deeper, Deep FX is another option in CO2 laser resurfacing that penetrates to the lower part of the collagen layer to repair deep lines and wrinkles, acne scars and scars from surgery or trauma
Effective as a standalone treatment, Deep FX can also work in combination with Active FX (referred to as Total FX) to achieve optimal results.
If you aren’t sure which approach is right for you, simply schedule a consultation to pinpoint your specific needs. Whether you opt for Active FX, Deep FX or Total FX, each procedure is performed in the comfort of our laser suite with both oral sedation and topical anesthetics. The procedure can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 90 minutes, and once complete, patients will experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Post-treatment aftercare is carefully designed by our staff. The recovery process concludes with a luxurious hydrating treatment one week after your procedure, plus a comprehensive consultation on long-term skin care and available treatments to continue improving the health and beauty of your skin.
Active FX, Deep FX and Total FX FAQ
What Is Active FX?
Active FX is a vigorous CO2 laser resurfacing treatment that improves fine lines, wrinkles, scars, skin tone, texture, and dark spots on the face, neck and chest.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Active FX?
Active FX can be good for old or young skin, depending on what your skin concerns are. Active FX is one treatment that addresses multiple skin concerns.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Active FX?
Active FX is primarily used to treat the face, neck and chest.
How Does Active FX Work?
With Active FX, the laser interacts with the skin’s surface causing the upper layer to peel off. The technique of Active FX makes for faster healing times.
What Is Deep FX?
Deep FX is usually added to Active FX. It treats deep lines and wrinkles and scarring. This laser reaches the deeper layers of the skin.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Deep FX?
Deep FX is great for people who have deep wrinkles and lines, or serious scars from surgery or trauma.
How Does Deep FX Work?
A narrow laser microbeam removes columns of tissue deep in the skin. The body heals these channels which in turn stimulate collagen growth to improve the appearance of the skin.
What Is Total FX?
Total FX is a combination of Active FX and Deep FX to help patients attain optimal results.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Total FX?
People who want a serious change in their skin are great candidates but keep in mind that there will be some downtime before you can return to your normal activities.
Is Laser Resurfacing Painful?
Laser resurfacing can be uncomfortable during the procedure, however we usually administer a strong topical anesthetic as well as oral sedation. In addition, we use a steady stream of cold air to chill the skin during treatment. With this approach, discomfort is not a major problem. Pain after the procedure is minimal and generally controlled with Ibuprofen alone.
How Much Do Active FX, Deep FX And Total FX Cost?
Treatment can range from $1,500 to $5,000. Come in today and we can help you customize a skin care plan that is right for you.