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.
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Deep Fx used alone for scars will help
Deep FX offers distinctive benefits from Active FX
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