Laser Scar Treatment
Lumenis UltraPulse TotalFX Fractional Laser Treatments
What is TotalFX™?
TotalFX is a revolutionary fractional treatment that combines DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ procedures for total solutions in one treatment with minimal downtime. Fractional treatments treat only a fraction of the skin, leaving bridges of untouched skin that aid in the healing process and reduce healing times enabling you to return to normal activities more quickly. In one treatment, TotalFX stimulates collagen growth that can improve the appearance of scars.
What is DeepFX™?
DeepFX™ is a fractional laser technology for aged, sun-damaged or scarred skin. DeepFX™ utilizes a very narrow laser microbeam to remove columns of tissue into the deep dermal layers of the skin. This stimulates a cascade of healing responses leading to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the entire treatment area improving the appearance of wrinkles, scars and fine lines. And because only a fraction of the skin is actually touched by the laser, healing time can be limited to just a few days.
What is ActiveFX™?
ActiveFX™ is a fractional laser procedure performed in a single treatment with minimal patient downtime. ActiveFX™ uses a larger beam to treat the upper layer of skin to remove unwanted pigmentation, promote new skin regeneration, and improve fine lines and texture. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time.
TotalFX™, DeepFX™ or ActiveFX™ is ideal for you if you:
- Have a busy lifestyle or cannot be away from work for a long time
- Want noticeable results with minimal downtime
- Want to reduce the appearance of scars, deep lines, and folds
What you can expect from TotalFX™, DeepFX™ or ActiveFX™?
At Dermatology and Skin Care Associates, we perform the procedure in the office with a topical anesthetic cream that is applied before the TotalFX™, ActiveFX™ or DeepFX™ procedure begins. During the procedure, you will feel a warm sensation as the laser is applied. Immediately following treatment, your skin will be warm, and will appear as though you were sunburned.
We will provide you with a skin care regimen to follow for the days following your treatment. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, you should be able to wear makeup in about a week.
Treatment results are long-term and, with proper sun protection, can persist for many years. As your skin heals, you will begin to notice an improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, tone and texture. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others – such as new collagen formation – build up gradually and become more evident over time. You should expect to continue to see improvement for up to six months following treatment. Therefore, most people look even better 3-6 months after the procedure.