Laser Skin Resurfacing
Skin issues such as sun damage, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles happen to almost everyone at some point. Fortunately, these common concerns can be easily addressed with our state-of-the-art laser technology. At Torrey Pines Dermatology, we offer laser skin resurfacing with Active FX, Deep FX, and Total FX fractional laser treatments. If you are interested in finding out if laser skin resurfacing is right for you, contact our office in La Jolla!
What Is Active FX?
Active FX is a form of fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment that resurfaces the skin by removing the damaged, unhealthy skin cells and kick-starting the body’s collagen production process. Skin conditions that can be treated with Active FX include the following:
- Fine lines
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
What Is Deep FX?
For patients who want to target deeper wrinkles and scars, treatment with Deep FX may be preferable. Similar to Active FX, this option utilizes CO2 fractional laser energy to revitalize the deeper layers of the skin where more serious wrinkles and scars reside. By boosting collagen production and tissue regeneration in the treated areas, patients get to enjoy as their skin continues to improve even months after treatment.
What Is Total FX?
Total FX combines the technology of Active FX and Deep FX to bring the full benefits of both to the patient. This comprehensive treatment addresses a wide range of skin concerns, including:
- Brown spots and sun damage
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Deeper wrinkles and scars
Because the CO2 laser will also boost collagen production, you will enjoy firmer, healthier, younger-looking skin that will continue to improve over time.
What Can I Expect?
Treatment with Active FX, Deep FX, and Total FX is quick and typically takes no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Results will begin to show within a week of your treatment. Once your results begin to show, you can expect them to last for many years. Best of all, laser skin resurfacing is so effective that most patients need only one treatment session to enjoy optimal results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
You may experience some redness and peeling after your laser skin resurfacing treatment is complete, but this is normal and should dissipate in a week or sooner. Most patients can return to their daily routine within three to five days after your treatment.
We are happy to help patients in the greater San Diego achieve beautiful, healthy skin with laser skin resurfacing treatments at Torrey Pines Dermatology. Contact our office in La Jolla to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about Active FX!