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.
For detailed pre-treatment instructions for the Total FX click
For detailed post-treatment instructions for the Total FX click
Before and After Photos
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Photos Courtesy of Brian Stolley, MD