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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Hope2 in vt
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...
Deep Fx can most be used alone for acne scars. The deeply penetrating micro fractionated CO2 laser stimulates collagen and promotes remodeling of scars. Several treatments may be needed to optimize improvement.
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...