DeepFX™ LASER RESURFACING in Austin
DeepFX™ is a revolutionary fractional laser technology for aged, sun-damaged or scarred skin. The low-downtime procedure uses fractional CO2 laser microbeams to precisely target the deep dermal layers of the skin. This stimulates a cascade of healing responses that leads to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the entire treatment area. And because only a fraction of the skin is actually touched by the laser, healing time can be limited to just a few days.
What are the benefits of DeepFX™?
- Results in a single treatment
- Minimal downtime
- Improves scars, wrinkles, and texture
- Deep dermal stimulation
- Dramatic results
As we age, changes deep in the dermis accumulate leading to visible signs that include fine lines, deep wrinkles, texture irregularities, and scarring. To adequately treat these problems, treatments need to reach the deep layers of your skin and renew the collagen foundation. With fractional DeepFX™ treatments, your provider is able to treat the deep layers of your skin but keep downtime to a minimum. Deep wrinkles, skin texture, and scars are dramatically improved after just one treatment. Active and DeepFX™ can be combined to create dual-level results and that treatment is called TotalFX™.
What is a treatment like?
After pre-cleansing, a topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment 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. 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. Over the next several 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, fine lines, and scars 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 diminishes within a few days.
How many treatments will I need?
DeepFX™ 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 DeepFX™ procedure you will notice immediate softening of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars as the skin heals from the treatment. In addition, the skin responds by stimulating organic growth of new collagen that continues for up to six months. Results of the treatment are long-lasting and with the proper skincare regimen and sun protection can last for many years.
Schedule a consultation to learn if DeepFX™ 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 DeepFX™ 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 DeepFX™ 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 afterthe 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 DeepFX™ 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 DeepFX cost?Cost ranges from $1000 to $5000 depending on the area being treated.