FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER (DEEP FX & ACTIVE FX)
What is the TotalFX Laser?
Years ago, laser resurfacing meant weeks of downtime and months of redness. With recent advances in laser technology, fractional resurfacing has emerged as one of the most exciting developments in cosmetic medicine. By combining fractional technology with the depth of tissue penetration possible with CO2 lasers, we can achieve close to flawless complexions as well as significant improvement in skin texture and tightening with less than 1 week of social downtime.
What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?
With fractional treatments, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small bridges of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing time much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner. The UltraPulse CO2 laser delivers thousands of tiny laser pulses in a pattern over the skin. Each pulse heats a column of tissue, eliminating pigment discoloration at the surface and creating a zone of heat deep in the tissue. It is this zone of heat that will shrink collagen and tighten the skin. In addition, the heat will stimulate collagen remodeling and continue to tighten your skin for up to 6 months after your treatment. Most people look even better 3-5 months after the procedure.
Traditional CO2 Fraxel Active and Deep FX
The goal of laser skin resurfacing is very simple. Replace your damaged skin with new and fresh skin.
The Fractional CO2 Laser is Ideal to Treat the Following Conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose eyelid skin
- Crows feet around the eyes
- Frown lines and lines around the mouth (pucker’s lines)
- Brown spots and splotchy, uneven skin tone
- Acne scars
- Loose skin around the neck and jowls
Will I need multiple treatments?
Most people achieve significant results with just one treatment. You will notice immediate skin tightening, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture within one week of your treatment. Over the next 6 months you will continue to tighten as collagen is remodeled under your skin. People with severe acne scarring may need more than one treatment depending on the depth of their scars.
What can I expect?
You will start with a skin care consultation to determine what treatment is right for you. The ActiveFX is more superficial and is an ideal treatment for fine lines, texture and pigment. The DeepFX goes deeper to treat deeper lines and scars. By combining these two, you get the TotalFX package. We can therefore customize treatments to target specific areas of concern and tailor it to fit within your lifestyle. On the day of the treatment we will apply a topical numbing cream. You will feel like you have had a sunburn for the first 2-3 hours and will start flaking within the first 3-4 days. You should have a nice healthy pink glow by the end of your first week.
Who should consider this treatment?
- Anyone who wants noticeable results with minimal downtime.
- If you want to treat fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity.
- If you have brown discoloration or sun damaged skin.