Deep FX is a form of photo rejuvenation using a Co2 laser fractional laser.
The laser has a number of settings, allowing for different levels of ablation. The laser traumatises the skin to trigger the skin's natural healing mechanism, collagen production and cell renewal. The lower setting targets superficial problems such as skin discolouration, pore size, fine lines and wrinkles. It is also an effective skin tightener. This is called Active FX. Deep FX targets the lower levels of the skin to stimulate collagen production and the treatment of scars. Total FX uses both Active FX and Deep FX.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The treatment can last between 15 and 60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. The procedure begins about 45 minutes before the actual laser treatment by applying a topical anaesthetic. Bear this in mind when booking your appointment. The process using the laser is painless and a fan is used to dissipate the heat produced. The heat from the skin can last a couple of hours after the treatment. One treatment may be enough but for the treatment of deep scarring and Acne, more may be necessary. Full results due to collagen stimulation may take 3 to 6 months to be seen.
Superficial results such as even skin tone, smoother tighter skin can be seen very quickly. Firmer skin developed through collagen stimulation takes longer to be noticeable. It is a painless, non-invasive treatment. One treatment may be enough.
It can be expensive and skin may be red and hot after a treatment though this should usually fade over a number of hours.