Active FX Laser Skin Resurfacing

Active FX Laser Skin Resurfacing

The Active FX CO2 ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment is one of the deepest penetrating lasers available in aesthetic medicine. The laser penetrates to the below the dermis of the skin, allowing the natural healing abilities of the body to stimulate collagen and elastin. This process improves the tone, texture and tightness of the skin, by smoothing acne scars, removing sun damage, shrinking pores, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the overall tightness of the skin. While this laser is the most invasive laser skin resurfacing treatment, this also provides the most comprehensive and drastic results.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

What does the Active FX treat?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity and sagging
  • Acne scars
  • Discoloration, even melasma
  • Skin texture issues
  • Collagen production
  • Large pores
  • Dull skin
  • Hoods over the eyes

How does the Active FX work?

The Active FX, CO2 ablative laser is the deepest, most effective laser at Derma Health. The laser penetrates into the deepest layer of the skin (dermis), tearing up old and damaged cells, allowing the natural healing processes of the body to rebuild, revealing naturally healthy and luminous skin. This treatment removes about ten years of damage and age from your skin!

Who is/is not a good candidate for the Active FX?

  • A good candidate for this CO2 laser is anyone looking for dramatic improvement in skin texture and tone. Those with deep acne scarring are the most frequent clients.
  • Those with a darker Fitzpatrick are not good candidates for this treatment because of the possibilities of hyperpigmentation or loss of pigment. Talk with your provider about your options. We may be able to treat darker skin with peels and other methods to prepare for this treatment.

How many treatments do I need of the Active FX?

The Active FX laser skin resurfacing treatment can be a one and done service or can be done up to once per year. The desired outcome will determine the number of treatments necessary.

Where on the body can the Active FX be done?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back

Is the Active FX painful?

At Derma Health, we take every measure possible to ensure a comfortable experience. We numb the area well with a topical cream, prescribe pain medication and anit-anxiety meds, as well as injectable pain blockers. Post treatment, this is no pain. Clients complain that the worst part of recovery is itching, however we provide relief for that as well.

How long is the Active FX treatment?

Depending on the number of areas treated, the actual procedure may take anywhere from 1-2 hours. Patients are required to come at least 1 hour before the treatment in order to leave for numbing.

How long do the Active FX results last?

The results of the Active FX laser perpetually increase over time, with the best results being seen six months after the treatment. The results last for years and are permanent. Re-damaging the skin is of course possible, but the results from the treatment are long lasting.

Preparing for appointment

  • A consultation with a patient advocate and provider are required prior to having this treatment. An antibiotic is prescribed one week before the procedure. On treatment day, the areas are cleaned completely and then are covered in a topical numbing cream. You will numb for about an hour before the treatment. Thirty minutes before the treatment, anti-anxiety medications are administered.
  • When brought into the treatment room, the pain blockers will be injected before beginning the treatment. The numbing cream is then removed and the treatment will begin. The doctor moves the laser in a grid-like pattern over the skin until the entire area is treated.

Active FX Post treatment

Immediately following the treatment, you will be very groggy and covered in a hydrating gel. The next day, you will be able to wash your face and return to semi-normal activities. There is no pain post treatment, but you will likely prefer to stay away from social engagements for up to three days as you heal. Expect itching and peeling as you heal.

Contraindications/Risks/ Common concerns for the Active FX

As with all aesthetic treatments, there are risks involved. This is why you should only trust a licensed aesthetic doctor. Unique to this treatment, however, are the optional side-effects of the drugs and medicines used pre and post treatment. Discuss any allergies or sensitivities you may have to medication during your consultation.

Cost / Payment options for the Active FX

At Derma Health we recognize your needs are unique. Therefore, we offer all patients free consultations to assess the treatment options and combinations that will give you the best, ultimate outcome. We often have package pricing and special promotions that you can take advantage of. Regarding payment, we have various options to fit your needs and budget. We accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards and we offer two types of easy approval financing. To learn more about financing or to apply online click here.

*Individual results may vary. Photos are intended to give an example of one patient’s results.

Bonus Material for Laser Skin Resurfacing

  • A comparison: Microneedling or Laser Skin Resurfacing (click here)





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