ACTIVE/DEEP/TOTAL FX LASER RESURFACING
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). When these two lasers are combined they create a Total FX™.
benefits of a total fx
Unlike old CO2 lasers, thin one uses 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. Once the full effects take place, you can expect to see smoother and tighter skin, improvement in wrinkles and scars, collagen production and fading of skin discoloration.
how 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, texture and skin elasticity. Laser resurfacing typically takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the technique used and the size of the area to be treated. This treatment may be done under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia.
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). Both the Active FX™ and Deep FX™ lasers are powerful CO2 fractional lasers that can tackle a large variety of skin concerns, including: fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, etc.
In your initial consultation, you will discuss your concerns with the provider and will then decide which is best for your skin type and skin concern. This is a revolutionary CO2 laser with a unique patented Ultrapulse™ technology to lessen side effects and downtime, while still getting those amazing results of a traditional CO2 laser.
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