Skin Resurfacing with CO2 Laser
The Active FX fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing vaporizes the topmost layers of skin,
prompting a healing process that results in smoother, tighter skin with more even pigmentation. Active FX fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing can be performed on the eye area, full face, neck, chest, and top of the hands - many areas that other treatments like Botox cannot be applied.
Active FX fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments cause collagen to be generated, which helps restore youthful fullness in the face, neck, chest, and hands. It is the most effective treatment for smoothing away wrinkles, eliminating brown spots, and diminishing scars.
How Active FX Fractional CO2 Laser Works
The technology employed by Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatments is simple:
Ablate (burn off) damaged and old skin to stimulate production of new, fresh skin. During the Active Fx fractional CO2 Laser procedure, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated, which leaves small areas of untouched skin. The fractional technique helps reduce the healing time.
Like all technologies that leverage the body’s healing system, the degree of improvement directly correlates with the degree of skin ablation. Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatments are typically used to:
- Diminish crow’s feet around the eyes
- Smooth Fine lines on the face
- Reduce brown spots, sun spots, and uneven, blotchy skin
- Reduce the appearance of acne scars
- Soften frown lines between the eyes and smile line folds
- Smooth pucker lines (smoker’s lines) around the mouth
- Tighten loose skin
- Restore age-related skin volume loss
The time-tested Active FX fractional CO2 laser is the most aggressive, most effective skin rejuvenation treatment available today.
What to Expect
The magnitude of the result directly correlates with the magnitude of damage to the skin.
Prior to your procedure, you’ll have a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your goals and the strength of treatment best suited. Depending on the area or areas chosen, you may receive pre- treatment products and/or services to prepare the skin for your Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatment. In addition to being sure all of your questions are answered, you’ll also receive complete pre- and post-care instructions.
On the day of your Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatment, you’ll be sedated and numbed to help eliminate discomfort. Sedation means that you will need someone to drive you home. The first few days after your Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatment, your skin will weep as the healing process begins to form new collagen. It is not unusual for some crusting to develop. Pain medication may be prescribed to help ensure your comfort the first few days after your Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatment.
Most people can expect 1 to 1 ½ weeks of complete down time to allow the skin to heal enough for makeup to cover up the new skin’s redness. The redness of the new skin will fade over the course of the next few weeks. It is important to understand that the healing process after your Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatment takes approximately three (3) months to complete. Blotchy redness, which can usually be covered with makeup, is common and often takes up to eight (8) weeks to completely dissipate.
At three months, the results of your Active FX fractional CO2 laser treatment are dramatic. With proper skin care and sun protection, the results can last for many years. Even better, most people continue to experience ongoing gradual improvement for up to six months.
About Body Beautiful Spa
Body Beautiful Spa is a licensed medical spa and day spa conveniently located in North Central Phoenix, just south of Biltmore Fashion Park. Body Beautiful Spa is committed to providing the most advanced anti-aging technology at a great price. Our comprehensive menu includes laser skin rejuvenation, radiofrequency skin rejuvenation, skin tag removal, laser hair removal, Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Resytlane, Voluma, Belotero, and Radiessse).
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