Active FX Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

A fractional CO2 laser platform, the Active FX system can accommodate light, moderate or deep laser resurfacing. Because it allows for deep penetration remodeling, Active FX is highly effective for skin tightening, wrinkle removal and youth-enhancing collagen stimulation.

How does it work?

Tiny but deep columns of light, called microthermal treatment zones, are ‘pushed’ through the microscopic holes of a scanner, creating a custom-made treatment zone. Areas in between these microscopic dots are left unaffected and intact, allowing for a ‘fractional’ treatment that lets skin to heal much more quickly. The diameter, depth and amount of dots can be adjusted to each patient’s specific needs. As the lasered areas heal, scarred and sun-damaged skin cells are removed and the skin is stimulated to create new skin and collagen to smooth out wrinkles and scars.

Who is a candidate for this treatment?

Most patients desiring an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, scars or prominent pores can have laser resurfacing treatment on the face, neck, chest, arms or hands. Treatment can be calibrated to gentle use, requiring virtually no down time, or more aggressively. Patients with darker skin may not be good candidates.

What can I expect afterwards?

Healing time for fractional resurfacing is much shorter than the two to four weeks of healing once associated with CO2 laser resurfacing. As the skin exfoliates, you may also see flaking similar to that of a minor sunburn.