Active FX Skin Resurfacing Laser
What is Active FX Skin Resurfacing?
The Active FX laser is the gold standard fraction CO2 laser that produces a dramatic effect on the skin and is a single treatment solution to providing amazing results. It tightens skin and stimulates collagen growth. As we age, factors such as sun damage, genetics, acne, diet and repetitive muscle movement can contribute to the formation of lines, scars and wrinkles. The Active FX greatly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne/other scars and sun spots. It will expose a vibrant new layer of skin, creating a refreshed, natural appearance.
What is the procedure like?
Active FX is performed in our office located in Troy, MI and depending on the skin area usually takes less than one hour. Many patients combine this treatment with others. Laser resurfacing helps to simulate the regeneration of the deeper layer of healthy skin. During the treatment, a laser light penetrates to a precise, controlled depth within your skin, making the resurfacing procedure safe and predictable. The outer damaged layers of skin are removed. Depending on the area you can expect at least 3 days of downtime for smaller areas and 5 for the full face.
What can I expect after the treatment?
The treated area is often described as feeling like a very bad sun burn. You will receive an after care kit to help your skin heal and rejuvenate. Above all, in the months following it is important to protect the treated area from the sun.
Your new look
You will notice a significant improvement in the quality of your skin and a fresher, smoother appearance. This less invasive, non-surgical procedure is becoming increasingly popular. This is not surprising, with the chance to reverse signs of aging with a short procedure you are able to turn back the hands of time.
Dr. Schenden, Dr. Elswick and Raquel Merlini, RN are highly qualified to perform this treatment.