Did you know it IS possible to actually reverse sun damage? Fifteen or twenty years ago, our only option was plastic surgery. Now we no longer have to go under the knife or have painful chemical peels to tighten our skin and clear out all of our sins in the sun. One of our favorite procedures here at Torrey Pines Dermatology is the Active FX laser. It is a remarkable way to turn back the hands of time and wipe the slate clean of sun damage so that your skin has a brand new fresh start. Unlike the CO2 lasers of the past, the Active FX incorporates advanced technology to allow us to get amazing results with minimal downtime. Because of the reduced downtime, this is a procedure we perform ALL YEAR LONG!
The key to the reduced downtime with the Active FX lies in the unique action of the “fractionated” technology, in which only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin. This technique makes the healing process dramatically quicker, as the skin rapidly regenerates across the tiny gaps produced by the laser. This technique preserves the skin’s outer layers, which act as a protective dressing until the underlying new skin regenerates. Downtime is reduced to days instead of weeks of healing. Even on the most powerful settings, healing typically occurs in just about a week.
A simple procedure with dramatic results…
Active FX is a simple procedure which takes about 45 minutes to perform. Old sun-damaged collagen is replaced with significant amounts of new collagen and elastin tissue- with studies demonstrating continued skin regeneration for months after a treatment. Because of ongoing collagen production, improvements following a treatment become even more dramatic over time.
The power to deliver high impact results…
While most treatments address one or two conditions, the Active FX has the unique power to smooth away wrinkles, eliminate brown spots, brighten, tighten and tone your skin- all at the same time. A more vibrant and youthful appearance is attained as more and more collagen is laid down. Active FX can treat the full face including around the mouth and eyelids as well as the neck, chest and hands.
We feel that the science of beauty has taken a great leap forward with the Lumenis Active FX procedure. Smoother, wrinkle-free skin free of sun damage can now be achieved with less downtime and faster healing. This approach to skin rejuvenation is one of the most important advances for those who would like to create high impact results with less recovery time. Active FX creates new life for your skin at its very foundation. Please call us for your free consult to learn about the amazing ways we can rejuvenate your skin at Torrey Pines Dermatology!