Over time our skin loses its youthful appearance by losing laxity and giving way to discoloration and wrinkles. By using the latest advances in laser technology, ActiveFX™ is your single-treatment solution for beautiful, youthful skin.
What is ActiveFX™?
During an ActiveFX™ 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. With ActiveFX™, 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.
How many treatments are required to achieve results?
ActiveFX™ is a single-treatment procedure for most, but ideal results may be obtained with two or more treatments within a given period of time.
What are the advantages of having the ActiveFX™ procedure?
This procedure allows those with a busy lifestyle to be treated in a single treatment, with noticeable results and minimal downtime. ActiveFX™ is ideal for those wanting an alternative to surgery. The ActiveFX™ procedure can be combined with an extensive selection of premium cosmetic treatments that complement its results on the face and neck.
When can I return to normal activities?
You can likely resume normal activities within a week of treatment. Some patients experience scabbing, minimal redness or mild swelling of the treated areas that diminishes within a few days.
What is the treatment like?
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment to aid with comfort. As the laser beams are applied, you will feel a warm sensation at the treatment area. Most patients experience mild discomfort. Immediately following the treatment, your skin will feel warm and will be similar in appearance to a deep sunburn. During the following days you will follow a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, and avoid direct exposure to sunlight. As your skin heals, it will begin to flake and improvements in wrinkles and fine lines will be noticeable.
How long is the procedure?
Depending on the location and dimensions of the area to be treated, the procedure may require a few minutes to an hour. During your consultation, your desired results will be discussed and the length of your treatment will be determined by your provider.
When can I expect to see results and how long will they last?
With the Active FX™ procedure you can expect to have improved texture and tone in the first few weeks. Measurable tightening improvements appear gradually within 2 to 6 months. Results are long-term and can last for many years with proper sun protection