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4 Things to Know About Total FX Laser Resurfacing

Total FX is a two-step laser resurfacing treatment. It combines the technology of Active FX and Deep FX to treat multiple skin layers for thorough rejuvenation. You may have also heard of this procedure as fractional Co2 laser resurfacing. Its purpose is to reveal younger and healthier skin for a more even and beautiful complexion.

Your provider applies a topical anesthetic or may offer oral sedation to keep you comfortable. Your aesthetician or dermatologist then applies the laser to a treated area on your face, neck, chest, or hands. This controlled and precise procedure is an effective non-surgical solution when you are looking for a rejuvenating treatment with long-lasting results.

#1 Total FX Is a One-Session Treatment

One of the greatest benefits of this procedure is that it only requires a single appointment that can last up to 90 minutes depending on the area for which you are receiving treatment. Your provider uses different settings on the laser device for specific areas. It also leaves parts of your skin alone to support your natural healing process afterward.

You can expect your results to last for at least two years if you:

  • Maintain an appropriate skin care regiment at home
  • Avoid unprotected and/or extended sun exposure
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Limit your alcohol consumption
  • Get regular mild resurfacing treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, or Hydrafacials

#2 Total FX Addresses a Wide Range of Skin Concerns

Total FX is a helpful solution if you have skin concerns that affect deeper layers, including scars. You may benefit from it if you have previously had non-ablative laser treatments that did not yield significant results. Total FX can also be a convenient one-appointment option if you do not want to undergo multiple sessions from one or several dermatological treatments.

Skin concerns Total FX laser resurfacing can treat include:

  • Acne, burns, and surgical scars
  • Collagen stimulation
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Fine lines including crow’s feet and marionette lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Skin laxity
  • Stretch marks

Total FX also helps tighten your skin and restore defined contours to your face.

#3 Total FX Requires a Few Days of Downtime

After your treatment, your provider applies a protective ointment to promote healing. You can expect about a week of downtime after a Total FX treatment.

Common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Hotness
  • Swelling

Many people compare the experience with that of a bad sunburn. However, most swelling should dissipate after three days, and you can use cool compresses and other moisturizing ointments your provider may recommend. You can generally use makeup and sunscreen a week after your treatment.

#4 Total FX’s Immediate Results Get Even Better During the Following Months

After your initial week of recovery, you can see immediate results. As younger skin cells appear, your skin may look pink at first, but it fades out over the next few weeks to return to your normal skin tone.

Your body continues to produce more collagen over the following months. This leads to smoother skin and a significant increase in the volume and firmness of your features. You can expect to enjoy your full results three to six months after your Total FX treatment.

Call Advanced Dermatology Center today at (818) 284-4003 or fill out our online form to schedule a Total FX Laser Resurfacing consultation in Burbank!