The Active FX™ with Lumenis Ultrapulse Encore is the latest advance in minimal-downtime fractional CO2 skin resurfacing for wrinkles, sun damage, scars, and pigmentation. The face, neck, chest, arms, and hands can safely be treated. Dividing the CO2 beam into small “fractional” spots allows for faster, minimally uncomfortable treatment with great results. During the procedure, the high-energy beam of laser light penetrates the skin in “fractional” columns, causing the upper layer to peel off and heating the dermis to stimulate new collagen. “Bridges” of untouched skin promote healing quickly.
The effects are usually dramatic, with skin tightening, reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, improved skin tone and texture, and plumping of the skin with new collagen over time. An anesthetic cream is used before the one-time treatment, and most patients say they feel warmth similar to a sunburn.
Treating the face takes less than 30 minutes. Patients can drive themselves home. A gentle washing and moisturizing routine should be followed. Five days is usually all it takes for the redness and roughness from the treatment to fade. Sun sensitivity may last 2-3 weeks. Results may last for years.
Active FX™ Before and After
Active FX™ Testimonial
“A couple of years ago I had severe skin damage on my face from years in the sun. When I finished my treatments, I had a new face without any damage peaking through. Thanks to Dr. Halverson and the staff at Maryland Dermatology, Laser, Skin and Vein. They are the best! Well worth the drive!!”