Can Deep FX be used for one acne scar without Active FX? My doctor said he would treat inside the scar only. Can I expect improvement from this?
Can Deep FX Be Done Separately from Active FX?
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DeepFX can be done without ActiveFX
DeepFX uses the same laser (carbon dioxide) as ActiveFX but has a different handpiece which allows for a smaller spot size. This results in a deeper treatment which is very useful for acne scarring, deep wrinkles, and surgical scars. From experience with my patients, a single DeepFX treatment (depending on the density and energy settings) can be equivalent to 4 Fraxel treatments.
I have treated patients with the DeepFX alone and it works very well. It can also be repeated for further improvement. After DeepFX, patients generally will have a few days of crusting and slight oozing, followed by about a week of redness.
Deep Fx used alone for scars will help
Deep FX offers distinctive benefits from Active FX
The Deep FX handpiece offers an injury into the dermis and this thermal injury stimulates collagen production and remodeling. The may result in favorable changes for the patient with acne scarring, or post-traumatic scarring. Although this may be performed in isolation, the more superficial treatment with the Active FX handpiece is an excellent compliment, and greater benefits would be anticipated. There are excellent opportunities to customize patient treatments with Active FX and Deep FX CO2 laser therapy.
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