Fractional Co2 Laser

ActiveFx

As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen and laxity which gives way to wrinkles. With this one-time, longlasting laser treatment, our doctors can give you bright, young looking skin in no time!

What is ActiveFx?

ActiveFx is a fractional Co2 laser treatment designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This treatment involves high-energy beams of light that peel off the top layer of skin to expose healthy, vibrant skin. Our surgeons will adjust the intensity of the laser depending on your problem areas.  Acne scars and more stubborn lines and wrinkles are treated with settings that deliver increased density and depth of the laser beam. Pigmentation, fine lines, and skin tightening can be achieved using lighter, more superficial settings.

What are the effects?

  • Causes collagen formation
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Softens deep frown lines
  • Helps give an even, smooth skin tone

What should I expect after treatment?

During the healing process, it is normal to have redness and swelling.  The top layer of the skin will turn brown and crusted.  This represents the laser-treated skin that is preparing to shed.  This layer will peel off in 3-5 days, leaving smooth, pink skin underneath.  After the skin sheds, you may wear makeup.  In general, the downtime is approximately 5-7 days. The redness fades after about 2 weeks. Your skin will look noticeably tightened immediately afterwards and most patients say they look 5-10 years younger.  As new collagen is created over the next few months, results improve even further.  Your skin will look better and better each day up to 6 months after your treatment! Most patients require only one treatment, but certain patients with deeper acne scars or wrinkles may benefit from an additional treatment after 3 months