Combining Laser Technologies Maximizes Your Results
- Posted on: Apr 30 2019
For several years now, laser skin resurfacing has been a popular method of rejuvenating superficial tissue that has begun to degrade due to the aging process. Although numerous advances have been made in the laser arena, you may still perceive this treatment as one that will vaporize the uppermost layers of tissue on your face or other areas. From that perspective, we can see why any person would instinctively feel reluctant to undergo laser skin resurfacing. Here, we want to paint an accurate depiction of what lasers can do.
What does laser skin resurfacing do?
There are several methods of skin resurfacing that are used to remove cellular debris and provoke more youthful behavior in skin cells. Laser resurfacing is a type of thermal photorejuvenation. This means that a device utilizes heat to remove the outermost skin cells. The point of doing this at all is twofold. First, the uppermost layer of the skin is typically made up of dead and damaged cells. This blanket of debris not only holds no value but it actually degrades the complexion and inhibits skincare products from doing their job. These cells need to go. Second, laser resurfacing creates the illusion of a wound and thereby tricks the body to send more collagen into the treated layers of dermal tissue.
In the healing process, collagen fibers contract and bind together more tightly, leading to smoother, firmer skin. The influx of collagen protein also leads to more radiance and suppleness.
Our Key Combination for Maximum Impact
Patients of our Manhattan dermatology office have options for laser skin resurfacing using the ResurFX platform. Either ActiveFX or DeepFX may be selected, but we often combine the two to get better, longer lasting results.
ActiveFX is a fractional CO2 laser treatment. Fractional treatment breaks the laser beam into tiny pinpoints so small areas of tissue remain untouched by thermal energy. By leaving some of the surface intact, this technique facilitates a speedier recovery and fewer side effects while still encouraging cellular turnover that brings a regenerated layer of skin to the forefront.
DeepFX also utilizes fractional CO2 energy but penetrates more deeply. This makes DeepFX ideal for treating scar tissue, softening deeper creases, and stimulating collagen remodeling that tightens and smooths superficial tissue.
When we combine the two techniques, treatment is referred to as TotalFX. The results of this killer combo include brighter skin, reversal of sun damage, less noticeable lines and wrinkles, and softer texture.
Is it time to rejuvenate your face? Call our Manhattan office at 212.391.8600 to learn more about laser skin resurfacing.
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