What is the Total FX?
Fractional Resurfacing with the Lumenis Ultra Pulse C02 Laser is considered to be the “gold standard” in skin tightening treatments. As the most significant recent advancement in minimally invasive skin rejuvenation, this amazing treatment will take 5-10 years off of your skin in a single treatment. The Total FX combines superficial and deep fractional ablation to address patient concerns such as skin texture and tone, lines, wrinkles, crepie skin, pigmentation and scarring while leaving it “baby-soft”.
It can also improve brown spots when other treatments have had limited or no success, and is an excellent treatment to improve the appearance of scars. All of this can be done in as little as one treatment, or in a series of up to 3 at 6 month intervals.
How does the Total FX work?
The Total FX is a two part treatment, sending columns of laser energy in a fractional pattern at different depths through the skin. Tissue ablation in these columns starts a healing process that tightens the skin and accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue. By treating the skin fractionally, it leaves small bridges of untouched skin which allow for a faster healing process.
What can I expect when receiving a Total FX treatment?
The Total FX is the most effective, non-surgical skin tightening device available today and one week of down time should be allowed after receiving a treatment. On the day of your treatment, you will arrive at the office one hour prior to your scheduled treatment time in order for Dr Stolley to administer your medications. You will need a driver to take you home so please plan accordingly. The actual treatment time for the face is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. After your treatment, your skin will feel very warm and tight. Over the next week, your skin will form a crust and flake off leaving fresh new baby skin in its place. Collagen stimulation will continue to be evident for up to 6 months after the treatment.