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Over time, skin loses its youthful look and gives way to brown spots, wrinkles and laxity. ActiveFX removes fine lines and sun spots, tightens the skin and increases the amount of collagen in as little as 4 to 7 days with a single treatment.
What is ActiveFX?
ActiveFX treats dyschromia, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity. During an ActiveFX fractional resurfacing procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin’s surface, causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin. Only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated. The laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.
What results can be expected with ActiveFX?
ActiveFX produces a dramatic effect on the skin:
- Causes immediate skin tightening
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines
- Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
- Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin
Results of the treatment are long-term and, with proper sun protection, can last for many years. Most effects of the treatment become visible right away, while others – such as new collagen formation – build gradually and results in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most patients continue to show improvement up to six months after the procedure.
What is an ActiveFX treatment like?
ActiveFX is performed in our office with a topical anesthetic cream that is applied before the procedure begins. There is little to no pain associated with the procedure – most patients say they feel warmth similar to sunburn.
With a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, your photodamaged skin will begin to flake off within 2 days. Pinkness should be gone in about a week.
How does ActiveFX vary from DeepFX and TotalFX?
While ActiveFX treats dyschromias and wrinkles, DeepFX treats scars, dermal lesions and stimulates long-term remodeling. A TotalFX treatment covers all issues and combines the results of ActiveFX and DeepFX.