Definition - What does Active FX mean?
ActiveFX is a procedure in which a C02 laser shoots a beam of laser light onto the skin to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, reduce scars, and remove brown spots. It is designed to treat aging skin and give it a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime for the patient.
TheConsultation explains Active FX
Doctors use ActiveFX, also known as MaxFX, for a single treatment to improve the appearance of skin. A local anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort during the treatment. Only part of the surface of the skin is treated, which speeds up the healing process. Results can be seen in just one treatment.
It is common for patients to have some slight swelling and redness after the ActiveFX treatment. These side effects can last up to a week, depending on how strong the treatment was. The skin that was treated will peel off, and new skin will show.
The treatment is used to deal with signs of aging, wrinkles, scars from acne and loose skin. It may be used on the neck, hands and chest, along with the face. The ideal candidate for this type of treatment is someone who wants to use a minimally invasive option for fast results. The benefit of using ActiveFX is that it only works on certain areas of the skin, rather than the entire surface of the epidermis for faster healing. If you take care of your skin after the treatment, the results can be long-lasting. Future treatments may be necessary in a few years' time.