The ActiveFX™ fractional laser is one of the most advanced laser skin resurfacing treatments available today. Created by Lumenis®, the ActiveFX employs CO2 fractional laser technology to improve the tone, texture, and firmness of your skin. You can achieve long-lasting results in just one visit to the Centre for Plastic Surgery.

The ActiveFX™ Procedure

ActiveFX laser utilizes computer generated scanners to pinpoint the exact location of your treatment. During this procedure, only a fraction of your skin's surface will be treated. The laser employs a fractional pattern which leaves bridges of untouched skin between the treated regions, accelerating the healing process so that you can resume normal activities more quickly.

Your procedure will be performed by one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and will only take one office visit to complete. A high-energy laser beam is applied to your skin's surface, causing the outer layer to peel off. After your skin has healed, the new layer that regenerates will be softer, healthier, and more youthful in appearance.

Your skin will feel sunburned after the procedure, and it will take two or three days for your treated skin to begin to flake off. As long as you follow our prescribed washing and moisturizing regimen, you should be fully healed within 7 days.

ActiveFX is an excellent treatment option to rejuvenate skin damaged by conditions such as:

  • Dyschromias
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Skin laxity

Benefits of ActiveFX Treatment

Your ActiveFX laser treatment will improve the overall texture of your skin, helping you achieve a more youthful appearance in one short treatment. Due to the advanced laser technology employed, you will experience only about 3-5 days of downtime as you recover from the procedure.

Other benefits of ActiveFX treatment include:

  • Dramatic, long-lasting results
  • Immediate skin tightening
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Softening of deeper frown lines
  • Significant improvement of skin tone and texture
  • Stimulation of collagen growth, resulting in a plumping of your skin

While many of the results are apparent immediately, the treatment's promotion of gradual, long-term collagen growth means that you will continue to see an improvement in the smoothness of your skin for up to six months following your procedure. As long as you take the proper steps to protect your skin from sun damage, your treatment can last for several years.

Am I a Candidate for ActiveFX?

ActiveFX is an ideal treatment for people who:

  • Lead busy lifestyles or cannot miss work for an extended period of time
  • Want to see noticeable results quickly
  • Are looking for an effective treatment for dyschromias, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity
  • Do not require a more extensive procedure such as a facelift

Please contact our Grand Rapids, Michigan plastic surgery office today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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