ActiveFX™ in Austin
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.
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.
What are the benefits of ActiveFX™/DeepFX™?
This procedure allows those with a busy lifestyle to be treated in a single treatment, with noticeable results and minimal downtime. The ActiveFX™ is ideal for those wanting an alternative to surgery. The procedure can be combined with an extensive selection of premium cosmetic treatments that complement its results on the face and neck. Active and DeepFX™ can be combined to create dual-level results and that treatment is called TotalFX™.
- Both treatments are capable of delivering dramatic outcomes with DeepFX™ creating more pronounced tightening
- DeepFX™ delivers immediate tightening of the skin
- Reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and a subtle softening of deeper wrinkles
- Skin tone is more even and texture is smoother
- New collagen is formed as a response to the treatment, firming and “plumping” skin tissue
- Treatments help skin revert to a healthier appearance
- ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ laser treatments provide enduring results. With proper protection from UV, the effects can last for years. Early effects are nearly immediate with improved skin tone and appearance. Gradual deep tissue tightening continues over the next 3 to 5 months and most patients notice a continuing improvement during that time.
What is a treatment like?
After pre-cleansing, 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. A machine supplying a cold stream of air will also be used during treatment. Most patients experience mild-moderate discomfort.
What can I expect to look like after treatment?
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. You can likely resume normal activities such as working out within a week of treatment. Some patients experience scabbing, minimal redness, or mild swelling of the treated areas that will diminish within a few days.
How many treatments will I need?
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 results can I expect to see?
With the ActiveFX™ procedure you can expect to have improved texture and tone in the first few weeks. Measurable tightening improvements appear gradually within 2-6 months. Results are long term and can last for many years with proper sun protection and skincare regimen.
Schedule a consultation to learn if ActiveFX™ is right for you!
What Is ActiveFX™/DeepFX™?ActiveFX™ and DeepFX™ are both micro fractional CO2 laser procedures which are performed in a single treatment session. Downtime is comparatively short – usually a few days to a week.
Fractional laser is very unique in that only a percentage of the entire surface is treated. This makes healing much faster, reduces the risk of infection and maintains normal pigmentation. The laser beam is broken up into thousands of tiny dots which then penetrate the selected area. Small areas of untouched skin, referred to as “bridges” provide active healthy cell generation much more quickly than that of full tissue removal in older resurfacing lasers.
Do the treatments hurt?Before the procedure a topical numbing cream is applied and oral medications are given in order to make the patient relaxed during the procedure. We ask our patients to have a driver to take them home given the sedation during the procedure. We also use a machine that supplies a stream of cold air while treating. After the laser treatment, the patient feels as if they have a bad sunburn for 2-4 hours. Although there may be some swelling over the next few days, very few patients report notable discomfort.
How long is ActiveFX™ effective for?You will see immediate results — continuing for up to six months due to the new collagen formation. Patients should expect about 5-7 days of crusting and social downtime. After one week, new skin is revealed that is quite pink. This pinkness will continue to fade over the next 4-6 weeks and covers well with make-up. The patient can start to use sunscreens and their make-up one week after the procedure. The patient should expect to look 3-5 years younger with one ActiveFX™ treatment. This resurfacing laser has the benefit of being a one- time treatment.
For best results, many patients will also undergo volume replacement before or after the laser treatment. Therefore, the skin itself is healthier and the structure underneath the skin is replaced to provide the fullness and lift that more youthful faces possess. Many times this approach will allow great rejuvenation for the most natural look and keeps you from undergoing plastic surgery. The ActiveFX™ should last you for years to come, especially if one continues maintenance of a good skin care regimen, sun avoidance, and more mild resurfacing procedures such as peels or facials.
How much does ActiveFX cost?Cost ranges from $1000 to $5000 depending on the area being treated.
Before & After
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