What is ActiveFX?
During an ActiveFX fractional resurfacing procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin’s surface, causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin. With ActiveFX, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated. The laser beam is applied in a fractional pattern, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.
What are the ActiveFX Benefits?
ActiveFX produces a dramatic effect on the skin:
- Causes immediate skin tightening1
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and soften deeper frown lines
- Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
- Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin2
ActiveFX results are long-term and, with proper sun protection, can last for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others—such as new collagen formation—build up gradually and results in continued smoothing over time. Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to 6 months after the procedure.
What can you expect from ActiveFX?
Most physicians perform the procedure in the office with a topical anesthetic cream that is applied 30-40 minutes before the ActiveFX procedure begins. There is little to no pain associated with the procedure — most patients say they feel warmth similar to sunburn. You can drive yourself home after the procedure. With a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, your photodamaged skin will begin to flake off within 2 days. After about 4-7 days, your doctor will probably let you wear make-up. Pinkness should be gone in about a week. Call us for a consultation to see if ActiveFX is right for you! For more information: http://www.aesthetic.lumenis.com/wt/page/ultrapulse
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