The Active FX Laser by Lumenis is an ablative CO2 laser that delivers powerful results. The board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mune Gowda, is pleased to offer CO2 lasers at both his Troy and Novi laser centers. The Active FX laser works effectively and quickly on acne scars, wrinkles, pores, sun damage and stimulates new collagen formation. This laser eradicates photo-damaged skin and the ravages of time that cause skin to appear older. This laser is also know as a”fractional skin resurfacing” laser.
How the Active FX CO2 Laser Works
During this procedure, a fractional laser gently removes the top layer of the skin, revealing the fresh, healthy layer underneath and thereby reducing the appearance of brown age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other damage or discoloration. After a treatment session, skin looks smooth, supple, and healthy. ActiveFX™ is popular among patients who lead a busy lifestyle and are looking for a laser skin resurfacing procedure that results in minimal downtime.
Laser skin resurfacing with can address a whole range of issues and concerns, whether that is scarring and acne scarring, or adopted to help rejuvenate the skin’s appearance. There are different levels of intensity that can be used in order to cater for the many patient types we see. The setting used will be based on your specific skin issue.
FX lasers by Lumenis are the new gold standard CO2 laser skin tightening and resurfacing laser. You will see immediate results and improvement continuing for up to six months due to new collagen formation.
CO2 lasers use a beam of light smaller than a human hair to create tiny holes in your skin. The holes are placed using a computer scanner to control depth of treatment as well as the amount of tissue treated. Only a fraction of the skin is treated in any one treatment, leaving surrounding, untouched areas of the skin to expedite the regenerative process.
Active FX Results
The results of CO2 laser treatments are long-term anti-aging treatments and, with proper sun protection, can persist for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others – such as new collagen formation – build up gradually and become more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better 3-5 months after the procedure.
CO2 Lasers are FDA Approved to Achieve:
- Smoother tighter facial skin and contours.
- Tighter and more lifted eyelid skin.
- A smoother, tighter and more wrinkle-free neck.
- Softening of smokers’ lines and vertical lip lines.
- Significant fading of skin discolorations.
- Acne scar reduction.
- Surgical scar reduction.
- Tighter and lifted skin.
- Collagen induction.
- Plumper skin.
Key Advantages of CO2 Lasers:
- No cutting.
- No needles!
- No bruising.
- Dramatic results in one week.
- Safe, natural, and effective.
- Tightens facial, neck, and upper chest skin.
- Reduces pore size, fine lines, and wrinkles.
- Eliminates unwanted pigmentation.
- Improves skin texture.
- Remove skin irregularities to reduce amount of makeup needed.
- Tighten and sculpt cheeks, jowls, and neck skin.
- Long lasting, comprehensive approach.
- Six months of continuous collagen growth after procedure.
- One treatment provides immediate and dramatic results.
- Eliminates evidence of sun damage such as wrinkles and discoloration.
- Significantly improves depressions in the skin, such as acne scarring.
ActiveFX delivers results after just a single treatment. Most effects of the treatment, such as the stimulation of new collagen and plumping of the skin occur right away. However, results will gradually continue to show improvement for up to six months after the procedure. If skin is properly taken care of, this can last for several years.
CO2 lasers are safe for most people, however it should not be used if you have taken Accutane™ in the past 12 months, have a history of keloid formulation, poor wound healing or demonstrate excessive or unusually prolonged erythema (i.e., redness of the skin resulting from inflammation),or hyper-pigmentation upon laser test patch.
As a best in class board certified plastic surgeon, Mune Gowda, MD, FACS provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the doctor/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in South East Michigan. The top rated plastic surgeon uses the latest laser techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible from your laser treatment procedure.
Novi, MI Plastic Surgery Office
26850 Providence Parkway
Novi, MI 48374
Troy, MI Plastic Surgery Office
3270 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084