The fractional CO-2 Acupulse by Lumenis is the new gold standard CO2 laser skin tightening and resurfacing. It combines three lasers into one for optimal results. These energy-rich beams of light are controlled with surgical precision, so they only hit the areas needing treatment. The energy from the laser pulses penetrates straight down into the skin, then heat spreads around to adjacent areas, activating important healing cells called fibroblasts. Once the fibroblasts are activated, they begin laying down long new strands of healthy, fresh collagen and elastin to help make the connective tissue healthier and more voluminous. The high energy laser also targets melanin deposits, allowing them to break apart. These melanin deposits come from sun exposure, giving uneven skin tones. Once broken apart, the skin tone evens out, giving a more youthful look. The fractional CO2 AcuPulse can also help with acne craters by filling them with new connective tissue, helping to reduce or even eliminate the indentations.
The fractional CO-2 Laser uses energy-rich beams of light. The laser pulses are tightly controlled and redirected with surgical precision to the areas needing treatment. The energy penetrates straight down, then the heat from the beam spreads out laterally and activates important healing cells called Fibroblasts which turn on and begin laying down long strands of new, fresh collagen and elastin. These are the major protein fibers of our connective tissue.
The high-energy beam also targets melanin deposits in the skin and, by breaking them up, evens out the skin tone, thus removing sun-caused blotches.
The sudden triggering of collagen-producing cells makes for a tight, youthful skin. Acne craters are softened and filled in with the new connective tissue, thus reducing or even eliminating their appearance.
The ActiveFX CO2 is for those who are constantly on the go. Its miniscule laser beams penetrate the skin in a dot-like pattern, leaving ‘bridges’ of untreated skin around each microdot. Since more of the skin is being left untreated, it allows for a faster healing process so you can get back to your normal routine sooner. This treatment causes the upper layer of skin to peel off, allowing your skin to produce a layer of new, healthy skin. The ActiveFX is ideal for treating mild to moderate levels of spots and wrinkling as well as moderate levels of acne scarring.
The DeepFX CO2 laser is perfect for deeper wrinkles and scars. This laser uses a fractional pattern as well as deep heating to help with collagen regeneration, tightening and long-term remodeling. It is able to get deeper into the skin, creating a more intense thermal response. When heat is applied to collagen, the collagen strands ‘shrink’, making the skin tighter, smoother, and more luminous. The DeepFX laser is very narrow, allowing it to reach the stimulatory levels of the dermis, helping to promote new collagen growth.
This growth begins after your treatment and continues for months afterward. After 3-5 months you will reach you ‘best response’ where your skin will be looking tighter and smoother. This treatment is ideal for acne scars and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.
Total FX CO2
Total FX combines the Active FX and Deep FX lasers. This provides optimal resurfacing of the skin, removing wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tones due to sun damage and brown spots. Total FX is a complete skin resurfacing treatment that provides stunning results.
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