FX Laser – Active FX, Deep FX & Total FX
Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa offers the Lumenis Fractional CO2 FX laser resurfacing treatment. The FX Laser uses a CO2 fractional laser technology to treat pigmentation, fine lines, aged, sun-damaged or scarred skin, and deep wrinkles. The overall is effect is that you turn back the clock on your skin by getting a more youthful, healthy looking face.
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and folds
- Improve pigmentation, skin tone and texture
- Stimulate new skin and collagen formation
What is fractional CO2 laser technology?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser technology is the gold standard of skin resurfacing. This new generation of CO2 lasers are fractionated – meaning the resurfacing is targeted at microscopic areas of skin. This method leaves healthy skin surrounding each area of resurfacing. These small untouched areas promote rapid healing of the treated areas with new collagen production and improvement in wrinkles, surface irregularities, blemishes, and pigment abnormalities.
There are three levels of treatment, the Active FX, Deep FX, and the combination treatment Total FX. A consultation will determine which level of treatment is appropriate for you.
The Active FX procedure utilizes fractional CO2 to treat the upper layers of the skin. It causes immediate collagen contraction to reduce fine lines, uneven pigmentation, solar lentigines (sun spots) and actinic keratoses. The result is an overall improvement in skin texture and tone. Allow 5-7 days for healing.
The Deep FX procedure is more aggressive than the Active FX and is targeted at the deeper layers of skin. This stimulates a cascade of healing responses that leads to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the entire treatment area. The Deep FX is ideal for aged, sun damaged skin, deep wrinkles and scarred skin. Some degree of tightening is also achieved as a result of collagen stimulation.
The Deep FX fractional laser procedure is commonly used on the face, around the lips and eyelids, crows feet, the neck, upper chest, hands and arms. It is best to allow 7-10 days for healing. The FX procedures are safe for most people. However, it should not be used if you have taken Accutane in the past 12 months or have a history of keloid formation.
The Total FX combines Active FX and Deep FX into one treatment. Get the combined effects of both the Active FX and Deep FX for the most complete non-surgical skin rejuvenating treatment available.