At Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff & Fabi Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego our doctors are experts with Active/Deep FX laser treatments. All of our dermatologists are well-known for their expertise and technique with lasers.
The Lumenis Active/Deep FX laser resurfacing treatment is a combination of Active FX and Deep FX. These lasers offer fractional CO2 resurfacing and are excellent at treating deeper wrinkles, severe textural issues from sun damage, blotchiness, acne scars and surgical scars. When used together they offer a full range of fractional resurfacing: Deep FX offers a deeper micro-ablative treatment to target deeper wrinkles and acne scarring, while Active FX offers a large superficial spot treatment targeting sun damage as well as, tone and texture. With Total FX we are able to achieve maximum results in collagen production and skin resurfacing in one single treatment.
What are the benefits of Active/Deep FX?
The introduction of ActiveFX and DeepFX—the first fractional CO2 treatments available—reduced downtime and provided dramatic results. Both procedures require only one system, one pass and one treatment. Benefits include:
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
- Softens deep wrinkles
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Removes brown spots, sun spots and sun damage
- Stimulates new collagen production
The Active/Deep FX resurfacing treatment penetrates deeper, optimizing collagen production, while reducing recovery time. We are now able to customize every treatment based on each patients needs.
How does Active/Deep FX work?
Both Active and Deep FX laser procedures can be performed in one treatment session. The Active FX to treat sun damage and improve the skin’s tone and texture, while with the Deep FX we are able to target deeper wrinkles and scarring.
During an Active FX treatment a high-energy beam of laser light is used to resurface the skin by smoothing out lines, wrinkles and/or scars, removes brown spots and pigmentation and tightens the skin. The laser treatment also stimulates the production of new collagen, which continues to improve the appearance of your skin over time. The Active FX only treats a fraction of the skin’s surface, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin, allowing for the skin to heal quicker. With a Deep FX treatment, the laser penetrates deeper into your skin to improve deep wrinkles and lines. Combing Active and Deep FX treatments for the best possible results is called Total FX.
How is the Active/Deep FX procedure performed?
Active/Deep FX laser treatments are performed in our San Diego dermatologist office and lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. Before the procedure we will apply a topical anesthetic to the area that is going to be treated to minimize pain. Depending on your ultimate goals, the doctor will use either the Active FX laser hand-piece, Deep FX laser hand-piece or both lasers to treat your skin. As the laser is applied you might experience a warm, tingly sensation, which many patients compare to the feeling of a sunburn.
Recovery after Active/Deep FX
Immediately after the Active/Deep FX laser treatments your skin will appear red and slightly swollen, but this should go away within a day or two. The recovery time after an Active FX treatment is quicker than the recovery time needed for a Deep FX treatment because the Active FX is a more superficial treatment. Within a week your skin should start looking smoother, but your skin will progressively improve over the next few months before you see the full results.
Active/Deep FX Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Active FX?
Q: What is Deep FX?
Q: What is Total FX?
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Q: How much does Active/Deep FX cost?
Drs. Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff, & Fabi Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offer services in San Diego County including San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and La Jolla in Southern California. Call us today to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation. One of our board certified cosmetic dermatologist will customize a treatment plan just for you. Call us at (858) 943-2113 to schedule your first appointment.