ActiveFX Laser (Laser Skin Resurfacing)
The goal of laser skin resurfacing is simple: replace damaged skin with new, fresh skin. Laser skin resurfacing is primarily used for fine lines and wrinkles, loose eyelid skin, crow’s feet around the eyes, smoker’s lines and frown lines, uneven skin tone, scars (especially acne scars), and loose skin around the neck and jowls.
In a single treatment with minimal patient downtime, ActiveFX uses a high-energy beam of laser light to smooth out lines, wrinkles and scars, remove brown spots and other irregularities, and tighten the skin. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to sustain improvement over time.
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, and because the healing process is fast, you can get back to normal activities within five to seven days.
The results of ActiveFX laser treatment 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, which leads to continued inner tightening – build up gradually and become more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better three to five months after the procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about the ActiveFX treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.