Laser Skin Resurfacing
Active FX is one of the most advanced treatments available worldwide in the treatment of ageing skin. In essence it is possibly the most advanced fractional laser procedures presently available to patients and it can be performed in a single treatment with minimal patient downtime of about 4 to 5 days.
ActiveFX Co2 laser resurfacing uses a high-energy beam of laser light that interacts with the skin’s surface causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new skin resulting in improved colour and texture. During the procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out lines, wrinkles, remove brown spots and other skin tone irregularities. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time. With fractional laser resurfacing treatment, only a portion of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process much quicker and enables patients to get back to their normal lifestyles sooner. It is also less painful than other skin tightening RF devices. Other major benefits include the ability to use it under the eyes to remove lines that wrinkle reducing injections cannot treat.
Lecture on laser resurfacing given to Las Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference 2009 by Laser Surgeon Dr. Patrick Treacy