How Active/Deep/Total Fx Works
This is a fractionated skin resurfacing procedure, the laser beam destroys the outer layer of skin while, at the same time, the laser heats the underlying skin which stimulates collagen production over time, resulting in better skin tone and texture. During the healing process, you can expect skin tightening, improvement in hyperpigmentation, and production of new collagen to help firm the skin and reduce fine lines and scars. Laser resurfacing typically takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the technique used and the size of the area to be treated.
What Is The Difference Between Active, Deep And Total Fx?
Active FX is typically used to treat more on a superficial level with larger columns (this is great if your main concern is just hyperpigmentation). Deep FX uses narrower columns of laser light that penetrate to deeper layers of the skin (this is great if you’re less concerned with hyperpigmentation and more concerned about divots, fine lines and wrinkles). A Total FX is when Active FX and Deep FX are combined to treat the same area (this is ideal for someone who is experiencing both textural and pigment issues).
Benefits Of Active/Deep/Total Fx
Unlike old CO2 lasers, these use fractionated beams to treat columns of skin rather than whole areas. The benefits of this new technique include a much shorter recovery time and less patient discomfort during the procedure with maximum results in a single treatment. You can expect to see smoother and tighter facial skin, wrinkle and scar improvement, collagen production and fading of skin discoloration.
At American Skin Institute of Los Angeles, we're proud to offer Active/Deep/Total FX to the Los Angeles area and across Southern California. With three locations in Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Westlake Village, we are easily accessible to residents throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for Active/Deep/Total FX, including: Agoura, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mission Hills, Moorpark, North Hollywood, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Valley Glen, Westwood, Woodland Hills