Active FX

The Active FX treatment is delivered using the Ultrapulse CO2 Laser. Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists is proud to offer Ultrapulse CO2 laser resurfacing which represents the most advanced laser treatment available today. Dr. Marotta’s extensive research into CO2 laser systems led him to choose the Ultrapulse.  The laser is 6 times more powerful than any other CO2 laser available. This power ranslates into deeper skin penetration, less pain, and greater results.  The Ultrapulse was featured on 20/20, the Today show, and the Doctors.  For more information, visit aesthetic.lumenis.com.

The Active Fx fractional CO2 laser treatment can offer significant improvement in the skin with the least downtime of the laser treatment protocols offered at Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists.  Active FX be used by Dr. Marotta to treat brown spots, fine lines, tighten pores, slightly tighten skin, and to improve skin tone and texture on the face, hands, neck and chest.  The treatment can be completely customized to address your specific problems with minimal recoveries of 4 to 7 days.  The Active FX is safe for patients of all skin types and colors.  The Active FX is best suited to patients who are most interested in improving skin tone and texture and in decreasing brown spots.  The Active FX treatment can be repeated every 6 months for even more dramatic results.

Reasons for getting Active Fx: 

  • Reduction of sun damaged skin and age spots on the face, hands, shoulders/back, chest, and neck
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Reduction of fine lines e.g. eyes, lipstick lines
  • Slight tightening of skin face, neck, chest
  • Destruction of skin lesions

General Procedure
The Active FX fractional CO2 laser procedure is done in the office in one hour or less. Topical anesthetic cream is applied to the skin and oral sedatives are administered to insure your comfort. Most patients describe the pain of the procedure as minimal. Alternatively, the Active FX treatment may be done concurrently with a procedure requiring sedation anesthesia, such as a facelift. Dr. Marotta will then use the Active FX mode to sequentially, fractionally ablate skin with fine lines and age spots.

Recovery
The skin may appear slightly red and swollen immediately following the procedure with flesh colored dots. Cool compreses and ointment are applied to soothe the skin.. The skin will turn brown over 24-48 hours and slough over the next 4-7 days. Make-up and sunscreen/moisturizer can then be used. Patients generally return to work in 4 to 7 days.The underlying skin will appear pinker and healthier. This pink appearance completely fades in 7 to 10 days and easily covered with make-up. Continued improvement in wrinkle correction, skin tightening and texture from the fractional CO2 laser can be seen even up to two years following the procedure.