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ActiveFX with UltraPulse Encore 

The latest advancement in minimal downtime, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for aging skin.

Our skin changes over time, losing its youthful look and giving way to brown spots, wrinkles and laxity. In recent years there has been a growing number of aesthetic procedures available to treat the skin.  ActiveFX - the result of the latest advances in laser technology - is a new procedure that yields remarkable, long-lasting results with just one treatment.  A fast, office-based procedure with minimal patient downtime, ActiveFX is your single-treatment solution for beautiful, younger-looking skin.

Is ActiveFX right for you?
ActiveFX is an ideal treatment option if you:
  • have a busy lifestyle or cannot be away from work for a long time.
  • want noticeable results with minimal downtime 
  • want to treat dyschromia, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity 

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 your normal activities sooner. 

ActiveFX Benefits 

  • ActiveFX produces a dramatic effect on the skin: 
  • Causes immediate skin tightening 
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture 
  • Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin 

Results of 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 - build up gradually and result in continued smoothing over time.  Therefore, most people continue to show improvement up to six 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 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 moisturising regimen, your photodamaged skin will begin to flake off within two days.  After about 4-7 days, your doctor will probably let you wear make-up.  Pinkness should be gone in about a week.   

DeepFX - Fractional Laser Treatment 

The latest advancement in minimal downtime, fractional laser treatment for aging skin.
Benefits of DeepFX

  • Results in a single treatment 
  • Minimal downtime 
  • Improves scars, wrinkles and texture 
  • Deep dermal stimulation 
  • Dramatic results 

As we age, changes occur deep in the dermis that accumulate leading to visible signs that include fine lines, deep wrinkles, texture irregularities and scarring. 

To adequately treat these problems, treatments need to reach the deep layers of your skin and renew the collagen foundation. Previous treatments produced great results but were limited in appeal due to lengthy recovery times. With the NEW fractional DeepFX treatments, your physician is able to treat the deep layers of your skin, but keep downtime to a minimum. Now, deep wrinkles, skin texture and scars are dramatically improved after just one treatment.

What is DeepFX? 

DeepFX is a revolutionary fractional laser technology for aged, sun-damaged or scarred skin. The low-downtime procedure uses fractional CO2 laser micro beams to precisely target the deep dermal layers of the skin. This stimulates a cascade of healing responses that lead to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the entire treatment area, and because only a fraction of the skin is actually touched by the laser, healing time can be limited to just a few days.

How does DeepFX work?

DeepFX procedures involve treating only a fraction of the skin's surface, leaving bridges of untouched skin to aid in the regeneration process. Each laser pulse removes a narrow column of tissue while simultaneously treating surrounding skin. This deep heating causes immediate collagen remodeling. The result is softening and smoothing of wrinkles and scars, and improved skin texture.

What is a DeepFX treatment like?

DeepFX is typically performed in a physician's office and lasts for about 20 minutes. Your doctor may use an anesthetic cream prior to treatment to aid with comfort. As the micro beams are applied, you will feel a warm sensation at the treatment area. Immediately following the treatment, your skin will feel warm and will be similar in appearance to a deep sunburn. Over the next several days you will follow a gentle washing and moisturising regimen and avoid direct exposure to sunlight. As your skin heals, it will begin to flake and you will notice improvement in your wrinkles, fine lines and scars. 

DeepFX results

DeepFX produces a dramatic effect on the skin:

  • Improves wrinkles, scars and folds 
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture 
  • Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin 

You will notice immediate softening of wrinkles, fine lines and scars as the skin heals from the treatment. In addition, the skin responds by stimulating organic growth of new collagen that continues for up to six months. Results of the treatment are long-lasting and with proper skin care can last for many years.

Where can DeepFX be used?

DeepFX is commonly used on the face, around the lips, for crows feet, the neck, upper chest, hands and arms. Ask your doctor if DeepFX is right for you.

Who can get a DeepFX treatment?

DeepFX is safe for most people; however it shouldn't be used if you have taken Accutane in the past 12 months, have a history of keloid formation, have a history of poor wound healing, or demonstrate excessive or unusually prolonged erythematic, hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation upon laser test patching. 

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