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Active FX

Offering the latest technology to improve the aesthetic services we provide is an important aspect of the way we do things at Village Dermatology. To that end, we are excited about the addition of ActiveFX skin resurfacing with the Lumenis UltraPulse® Encore to our cosmetic dermatology services. There has been a lot of talk in the media about "fractional" resurfacing. ActiveFX takes fractional resurfacing to the next level.

ActiveFX can be used to treat many common skin conditions, including age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, and lax skin. Not only is ActiveFX an amazingly effective treatment for these conditions, but it requires only one treatment, making it ideal for patients with active lifestyles. Patients can expect to see immediate skin tightening and significant improvements in skin tone and texture.

Active FX Skin Resurfacing - Wrinkles - Before & After


Wrinkles & Pigmentation
Active FX Skin Resurfacing - Wrinkles & Pigmentation - Before & After

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While IPL can be an effective treatment for vessels, red and dark spots, it is somewhat less effective for wrinkles, large pores, scars and lax skin. ActiveFX provides those additional benefits above and beyond what can be expected with IPL. Other popular fractional laser procedures require up to 5 treatments for optimal results, each with a few days downtime.

The recovery time after ActiveFX laser resurfacing is generally between four and seven days. The laser stimulates new collagen growth in your skin, resulting in improved elasticity and support. Your skin will continue to improve for up to six months after 1 treatment!

If you would like more information about UltraPulse Encore and the ActiveFX procedure, please call our office to schedule a consultation.

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With DeepFX, the deep dermal layer of the skin is revitalized using an innovative fractional laser that provides results in a single treatment with quick recovery. Patients see significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars after a single treatment. DeepFX is a revolutionary treatment using fractional laser energy to reduce the signs of aging.

DeepFX, powered by the Lumenis UltraPulse®, works by precisely delivering thousands of tiny laser pulses into the deep layers of the skin. Each pulse heats a deep column of tissue eliminating pigment discolorations at the surface and creating a zone of heating deep in the tissue. Unique to the UltraPulse Encore, these zones of heating shrink collagen, a structural element in the skin. Furthermore, the skin continues to improve. Over the next several months following treatment, a natural process called collagenesis results in new, more organized a collagen3. This collagen plumps the skin and results in even greater smoothing.

Nearly as important as the area treated by the laser are the areas left untouched. Using a fractional pattern of laser pulses, the system is able to leave behind bridges of untouched skin. These bridges speed healing and recovery and blend into a uniform and satisfying result.

A single DeepFX treatment provides dramatic and immediate results. DeepFX does more than soften the appearance of imperfections; it can actually eliminate evidence of sun damage and aging, providing a comprehensive and long-lasting solution.

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Ultrapulse Active FX and Deep FX by Village Dermatology

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Downloads & More Information

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Ross E. McKinlay J, Anderson R. Why does carbon dioxide laser resurfacing work? Arch Dermatol, 135: 444-454 1999.

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