Say Hello to Gorgeous, Glowing Skin

The Dermatology Center in Fredericksburg is excited to offer revolutionary CO2 skin resurfacing treatments from Lumenis with a unique, patented Acupulse™ technology that lessens your side effects and downtime. These CO2 procedures can offer total solutions in one treatment, with minimal downtime, to effectively treat sun damage, fine lines, and deeper wrinkles, as well as superficial and deep treatment of acne scars.

Acupulse™ CO2 by Lumenis is the new gold standard for laser skin tightening and skin resurfacing. This system combines multiple levels in one device for improved efficiency, with high-energy beams that activate important healing cells called Fibroblasts, promoting the generation of fresh collagen and elastin. To learn more about what this procedure can do for you, reach out to our Fredericksburg location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

A Total Skincare Solution

ActiveFX™ is a fractional resurfacing solution made possible by the AcuPulse™ system, developed by the pioneer of aesthetic medicine and trusted by leading professionals around the world. ActiveFX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for the active person. It gets its name from its impressively fast recovery time, allowing active individuals to get back to living an active and exciting lifestyle. 

Only the outermost layer of skin is treated by the Active FX laser, leaving small parts of your skin untreated to allow for much faster healing. The treatment will result in the outermost layer of skin peeling off, revealing a fresh layer of healthy and vibrant skin.

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What is Deep FX Laser Resurfacing?

DeepFX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for deeper scars, fine lines, or wrinkles if you feel that you may require a more serious treatment than the Active FX laser can offer. Deep FX laser resurfacing applies deep heat to your skin, promoting the production of collagen while smoothing out scars and wrinkles. This treatment can also improve the texture of your skin, for a smooth and soft texture that lasts. The DeepFX treatment is fantastic for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes!

What is Total FX Laser Resurfacing?

TotalFX combines the ActiveFX and the DeepFX systems. The results are fractional resurfacing of the surface of your skin, removing sun damage and brown spots, as well as deeper skin remodeling that removes wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone.TotalFX is a complete resurfacing treatment capable of astounding results.

Is This Treatment Right for Me?

Lumenis CO2 laser procedures are not suitable for everyone. For example, patients who have taken Accutane® (Isotretinoin) within the past six to 12 months, or have a history of keloid formation might not be ideal candidates. 

Risks may include changes in pigmentation, infection, redness, textural changes, or scarring. Be sure to consult your physician regarding treatment options available and risks based on your individual concerns and medical history, before choosing a treatment.

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When Will I See My Results?

The main advantage of DeepFX™ and ActiveFX™ is that your results will be visible after one single treatment. As your skin heals following the treatment, you will begin to notice an improvement in wrinkles, fine lines, tone, and texture.

Typically, you should expect to continue to see improvement for up to 18 months following the procedure.

After Your Treatment

Immediately following treatment, your skin will be warm and may be slightly red and swollen, depending on your customized treatment settings. You will require some cool packs and vinegar soaks for several days after treatment. To support you in the healing process, a daily skincare routine will be prescribed.

DeepFX™ + ActiveFX™ Technology

The Lumenis® fractional laser creates microscopic channels that trigger the process of new collagen and elastic fibers production while leaving some unaffected skin in between the channels to reduce healing time. 

The result is deep dermal regeneration that dramatically improves your skin elasticity and appearance. The unique power and precision of Lumenis® technology enable your physician to customize treatments for your specific skin concerns and needs, with optimal comfort and healing time.

The CO2 Skin Resurfacing Treatment in Fredericksburg

To minimize your discomfort during deeper treatments, a local anesthetic will be applied to your skin for numbing, and oral medication may be prescribed if the treatment requires it.

Depending on the treatment area, you can expect the session to last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

During the treatment you may feel a warm sensation as the laser is applied but you may have medium, mild, or no discomfort. If you aren’t sure which approach is right for you, simply schedule a consultation to pinpoint your specific needs. Whether you opt for Active FX, or Deep FX, each procedure is performed in the comfort of our laser suite with both oral sedation (if needed) and topical anesthetics.

The procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and once complete; patients will experience a sensation similar to a sunburn. Post-treatment aftercare is carefully designed by our staff. The recovery process concludes with a comprehensive consultation and long-term skincare and available treatments to continue improving the health and beauty of your skin.

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