Common questions about fractional CO2 laser treatment
How does a fractional CO2 laser treatment work?
With the natural loss of collagen as our skin ages, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. ActiveFX is a fractional CO? laser treatment that restores skin’s youthful appearance.
With ActiveFX, high-energy beams of light are used to remove the top layer of skin to reveal the healthy skin underneath, which is smoother, more vibrant, and younger looking.
What can this procedure do for me?
ActiveFX provides the following benefits:
- Stimulates the formation of collagen
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Softens frown lines
- Evens and smooths skin tone
- Treats acne scars
What is recovery like?
Redness and swelling are normal after treatment. After your procedure, the top layer of the skin will begin to shed within three to five days. The skin underneath will be pink but this will fade after two weeks. Over the next few months, new collagen forms in the treated area. This process will further enhance your results.
How many treatments do I need?
Most patients experience the full benefit of ActiveFX after a single treatment. Additional treatments may be needed for those with deep acne scars and wrinkles.
What are some related treatments?
There are a range of similar treatment options, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. The best option depends on your skin history, cosmetic goals, and medical information that can be discussed at a consultation.
We also work closely with The Facial Center to provide a range of cosmetic services, including HydraFacial MD®, JUVÉDERM®, facelifts, and so much more! Call us or visit The Facial Center’s website to learn more.
Now that you’ve listened to stories from our patients, we encourage you to learn more about our doctors, team, and practice so you can see how we dedicate our time to provide the highest quality treatments with the most up-to-date technology.