Laser treatments are designed to treat a number of skin problems such as wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and more. Some laser treatments such as ActiveFX address problems with the upper layer of skin such as sunspots and shallow wrinkles. DeepFX is a laser treatment that addresses skin problems deeper into the skin such as deep wrinkles and scars. TotalFX is the best of both treatments. TotalFX combines shallow and deep laser treatments into a total treatment that improves skin tone and texture both on the surface and deep in the dermis.
How is TotalFX Different from Other Laser Treatments?
TotalFX treats the top and middle layers of skin, which means that it treats a wide range of issues with maximum results in only one treatment. Some laser treatments such as ActiveFX treat shallower skin problems by targeting the topmost layer of skin with a larger laser beam. This helps remove pigmentation, fine lines, and shallow wrinkles.
Other laser treatments, such as DeepFX, penetrate deep into the skin to address other skin problems with a narrow laser beam. This stimulates the production of collagen which helps to improve the appearance of deeper wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
TotalFX combines these two treatments. In one treatment, TotalFX stimulates the production of collagen, which reduces wrinkles and fine lines and improves the skin’s tone, texture, and pigmentation.
What is a TotalFX Treatment Like?
The TotalFX treatment can be customized to a patient’s specific goals and skin issues. The TotalFX treatment is applied in two steps. First, a medical professional will numb your skin with a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the procedure. Most medical professionals will use the DeepFX laser first and then the shallower ActiveFX laser second. Some patients report a bit of pain, similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, but others report no pain at all.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will look as though you have a sunburn and will feel warm. For about a week, you can expect some swelling, itching, and peeling. These aftereffects will resolve as the skin heals. For several months after the treatment, you will notice your skin tone and texture improving. You will notice an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and pigmentation as collagen is produced.
After a TotalFX treatment, patients can expect numerous benefits including a reduced appearance of wrinkles, scars, and fine lines. The skin’s pigmentation and texture will also be improved by the treatment. These benefits come after just a single treatment and will continue to improve with new collagen formation.