For the month of November we’ll be featuring various laser treatments by one of our favorite doctors, Dr Alexander Rivkin M.D.
Looking to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, reverse sun-damage and shrink pores? Active Fx CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatments might be the answer:
Effective skin rejuvenation involves reduction of lines and wrinkles, elimination of dark pigmentation caused by sun damage, pore shrinking and smoothing of acne scars. These are difficult goals to achieve. A variety of methods are available that attempt to improve any of these facets of skin aging, and some work fairly well. The Fraxel laser reduces acne scarring and shrinks pores very well and chemical peels like the “Cosmelan peel” reduce the hyper-pigmentation of both sun damage and melasma. There is now a new laser, however, that achieves all of the goals of skin resurfacing in one treatment.
The Active Fx is a new, less invasive version of the CO2 resurfacing laser. As a CO2 laser, the Active Fx uses the same technology that is considered the gold standard for reducing wrinkles, lines and pigmentation. The critical difference is that the Active Fx is a fractionated laser, like the Fraxel. Fractionation is a technique developed by R. Rox Anderson, M.D. that makes dermal lasers less destructive while preserving their effectiveness. Instead of emitting a solid beam of energy that destroys a large area of skin tissue, the Active Fx puts out tiny beams that leave the tissue around the injury intact. This promotes faster healing and results in an easier recovery period. The results, however, are really fantastic.
In one 30-minute treatment, the Active Fx laser improves lines under the eyes and around the lips better than any other laser on the market today. Even multiple Fraxel laser treatments are unable to deliver good results in those areas. During the same treatment, Active Fx will shrink pores, reduce pigmentation and eliminate lines throughout the rest of the face. After three to five days of mild swelling and about a week of sunburn-like redness, the skin is dramatically improved. The treatment also stimulates collagen growth so improvements continue for several months after the procedure. The treatment can be repeated after 6 months, but most people are satisfied with the results of their first procedure.
Our team works closely with Dr Alexander Rivkin M.D. and would be happy to refer you to him or help with advice on whether Active Fx CO2 Laser is right for you. Please feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com or call 323-570-2664.