What is the”short and sweet” on CO2 fractional laser resurfacing? Four phrases: One System. One treatment. One pass. Dramatic, Lasting Results.
With time and exposure to the elements, our skin changes, losing its youthful appearance and we develop brown spots, wrinkles and laxity. For almost 20 years the original UltraPulse has been unchallenged as the gold standard for ablative CO2 resurfacing, the most effective treatment for rejuvenating aging and photo-damaged facial skin. Today’s consumer desires the gold standard results of CO2 without the extensive downtime, risk of infection, scarring and hypopigmentation.
Fractional treatments were developed to minimize the risks I previously mentioned and to speed recovery. With ablative and non-ablative fractional treatments, a pattern of microscopic wounds are created. Each tiny wound is surrounded by healthy tissue which speeds up healing, minimizing downtime. Unfortunately, the non-ablative fractional technologies did not create wounds of sufficient shape and depth to cause stimulation of new collagen nor reorganization of collagen under the skin surface. Many of the ablative fractional technologies do not have sufficient power to deliver effective outcomes. With a single treatment, ablative fractional resurfacing with UltraPulse CO2 can achieve results that would normally require four to six treatments with non-ablative fractional modalities.
When looking at ablative and non-ablative rejuvenation treatments, the best results are achieved with the versatile UltraPulse fractional CO2 resurfacing. With ActiveFX, DeepFx and TotalFX we are able to customize treatments to provide patients with optimal results.
ActiveFX wounds are shallower, making it best for pigmentation, fine lines and modest photodamage. DeepFX creates smaller, deeper wounds that extend to the dermis, making it great for wrinkles and acne scarring. TotalFX combines ActiveFX and DeepFX for results that approach that of aggressive ablative resurfacing without the downtime.
TotalFX fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing reduces fine lines and wrinkles, noticeably improves the tone and texture of the skin and causes immediate skin tightening. It also stimulates the growth of collagen, resulting in skin that continues to improve over the next 6 months. TotalFX results are lasting up to 8 years with proper maintenance skin care.
The DeepFX component of the treatment is performed first. This stimulates long-term remodeling of the dermis which results in skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and improvement of scars. The ActiveFX component is performed immediately after. This resurfaces the epidermis, which results in fine line reduction, smoothing out the texture of the skin, pore size reduction and pigment correction. The outcome of the TotalFX treatment is a fresher, more youthful appearance with a downtime of 5-8 days.
If you are considering a treatment and are interested in learning more about the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, please schedule a comprehensive consultation with us at SkinMD or visit us at www.skinmdseattle.com to request your consultation time.