Active FX and Total FX are two of our most popular San Diego skin rejuvenation procedures. The reasons for this are that these procedures are quick, involve minimal downtime (generally one week at the most) and are effective. Patients achieve often dramatic improvement in wrinkles, loose skin around the cheeks, eyes, and jowls, and acne scars. Despite these great results, it is important for patients to understand that great looking skin requires maintenance. If bad habits resume after your laser skin resurfacing treatment, the brown spots, wrinkles, and crepey skin will also return.
Most of our patients pre-treat their skin with retinol and hydroquinone based products as recommended by our aestheticians. Medical grade products have a higher concentration than regularly found in the drug store, and act to inhibit hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and also allow a deeper, more effective penetration of the laser.In addition to pre-treatment, we recommend avoiding direct sun exposure and using a high quality sunscreen with UV-a and UV-b protection.Approximately one to two weeks following Active FX, patients are generally ready to resume their skin care, which at this time can be re-tailored to their current skin condition. The goal at this point is to maintain the result of the laser treatment, and also to build upon that with even more improvement over time. Having a great team of aestheticians and an aesthetic RN allows us partner with our patients for long term great looking skin!