Laser Resurfacing with TotalFX

In Scottsdale, AZ

Simultaneously improve skin texture and discoloration.

What is Total FX?

Total FX is a CO2 laser skin resurfacing technology that combines Active FX with Deep FX to simultaneously treat the deep dermal layers of the skin and the superficial layers. This is an ablative fractional laser treatment, meaning superficial layers of the skin evaporated (ablated) by Active FX while the deep layers by fine laser beams of Deep FX resulting in tightening of skin. The newly refined skin is smoother, tighter, with improved tone and texture. Resurfacing addresses acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and overall dull skin.

Laser-generated heat also stimulates collagen production to improve volume loss, skin elasticity, and other signs of aging caused by the natural loss of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins in the skin. With Total FX laser rejuvenation, patients can enjoy significant improvements in visible signs of aging as well as the skin’s overall texture and tone.

Would You Benefit from Total FX?

Patients who are concerned with both surface imperfections and deeper skin conditions like wrinkles or scarring can benefit from Total FX. The laser comes with customizable settings to target the face, chest, and neck. Skin conditions that can be treated include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Deep wrinkles and facial folds
  • Rough skin texture
  • Mild to moderate skin laxity
  • Acne scars and burn scars

At Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists, we are pleased to offer a wide variety of lasers and other aesthetic treatments. Dr. Ghafouri will help you determine whether Total FX or another procedure is the best choice for your individual treatment goals and skin concerns.

Total FX Recovery

After a laser skin resurfacing treatment, the skin will be very red and feel like a bad sunburn for the first 24 hours. The skin will then form crusting similar to a scab and will have a bronzed appearance. Vinegar soaks are recommended during the recovery. The crusting will gradually and naturally begin to shed revealing beautiful baby fresh skin underneath. Plan on 7 days of active healing and 10 days of social downtime. After the crusting has fully exfoliated, the skin will be pink. Makeup may be worn at this point. Sunblock should be worn every day and direct sun exposure should be avoided for 30 days following laser resurfacing. You may resume your normal physical activities 14 days after your resurfacing. Final results can be seen in about 3-5 months.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Resurfacing

How long does a laser facial rejuvenation treatment take?

Typically, one to two hours, depending on the treatment.

Is laser facial rejuvenation painful?

Depending on the treatment type, a topical numbing agent may be applied to the treatment area. In addition, numbing injections and/or cool air is applied during treatment in order to ensure that the patient is kept as comfortable as possible during treatment.

What type of anesthesia is used for a laser facial rejuvenation treatment?

A topical anesthetic agent is used to numb the treatment area. Numbing injections may also be used.

After treatment, how long will skin redness last?

The majority of the skin redness will disappear within the first few days, at which point most patients feel comfortable returning to work and socializing. The skin may still appear slightly pink for a week or more afterwards, but this effect is easily concealed with makeup.

How long will my results last?

The laser facial rejuvenation treatment has long-term benefits, as it allows for a new, healthier level of skin to be exposed. However, this new skin is still susceptible to the effects of aging, sun exposure and skin problems. Nonetheless, the effects of a treatment can often last up to seven years, depending on the conditions being treated.

Are there any risks associated with this treatment?

As this is a minimally invasive treatment that doesn't require incisions, risks are minimal and rare, but include skin or bacterial infection.

Why should I have my laser facial rejuvenation treatment at Arizona Oculoplastic specialists?

Though the treatment is minimally invasive, it is still a medical procedure requiring the knowledge and precision of experienced staff whose expertise includes the safe and effective use of the most advanced laser technology.



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