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Ultrapulse® CO2 TotalFX™ in Austin


TotalFX™ is a revolutionary fractional treatment that combines DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ procedures for total solutions in one treatment with minimal downtime. Fractional treatments treat only a fraction of the skin, leaving bridges of untouched skin that aid in the healing times enabling you to return to normal activities quicker.

DeepFX™ utilizes a very narrow laser microbeam to remove columns of tissue deep into the layers of the skin. The body then heals the channel which stimulates immediate new collagen growth to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and fine lines. ActiveFX™ uses a larger beam to treat the upper layer of skin to remove unwanted pigmentation, promote new skin regeneration, and improve fine lines and texture.

What are the benefits of TotalFX™?

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 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. The TotalFX procedure is applied in two steps. The DeepFX laser is applied first followed by the ActiveFX. 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 will I look like immediately after treatment?

Immediately following treatment, your skin will be warm and will appear as though you were sunburned. Your provider will provide you with a skin care regimen to follow for the days following your treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

The TotalFX™ treatment is a single-treatment plan.

What results can I expect to see?

With the TotalFX™ 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 TotalFX™ 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 TotalFX™ 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 TotalFX™ 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 TotalFX™ 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.

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