Active FX

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ActiveFX, also called MaxFX, is fractional laser technology used an anti-aging treatment. LEARN MORE ›

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I decided to do Active FX on my chest after the BBL was a waste of money. My sun damage is not horrendous, but it does not match the pretty skin on my face! Lol. I figured if I like the results on my chest, I could move onto my face next time as it is more invasive than the Venus Laser. So... READ MORE

I have always have ice pick scars from acne as well as disliking my bulbous tip. I decided to have consultation with Dr.leadbetter at The plastic surgery group in Cincinnati,Oh. He seemed very confident in only doing the tip of my nose & that total fx should help with many of the scars. I had... READ MORE

I have suffered from acne since high school and my struggle continued into young adulthood. Intense cystic acne outbreaks left me with scars . My scars are rolling that had rounded, sloping edges mainly on my cheeks. I went through two cycles of Accutane. As I grew older, my skin started to... READ MORE

I have been doing research and have narrowed it down to 3 treatments (all Fractional co2) I have been reading mixed reviews from all 3 so I am frustrated and do not know what to do. I am 40 years old and my scars seem to be showing more and more as my skin gets older. The ice pick scars have... READ MORE

  10th November 2012 Michelle Watts, Born 26/02/67, Aged 45. Today I went to have an Active FX treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is my personal experience, please remember that everyone is different so your experience although will be similar will not be exactly... READ MORE

For me there were no pros...only cons.My fine lines are still there, I have brown dots all over my face and deep wrinkles all around my eyes where there once were none. I'm 29 years old and it wasn't a neccessity at all to get the procedure done other than erasing the few fine lines I was... READ MORE

I'm a 39 year old female who developed bags under my eyes a few years ago. It was not discoloration, but some puffy and some hollow areas with set in wrinkles (turgor high despite going overboard to remain hydrated). I also have a portwine stain on the right side of my nose, eye, cheek, lip.... READ MORE

Day of procedure: Had procedure at 6:00am. Pics taken at about 2pm. Not uncomfortable at all. But still under the affects of IV sedation and after care instructions and doc were insistent that I took pain meds every 4 hours, which I did, and I slathered my face with post laser Balm (which is... READ MORE

Hi, I am a 41 years old woman, a mother of 2. I decided to have the Active FX done on my face, having dark spots and blemish on the side of my face which I hated. Being in my teens and twenties I never had this before, my skin was flawless but with life stress and getting older it appear really... READ MORE

I am 38 year old male & was concerned about the decline in my facial skin & bags under the eyes. I have tried a few other treatments incl micro-abrasion and another laser treatment called 'Polaris'. Neither was particularly good. I read a lot on this site about Active... READ MORE

I am only 41 years old and have noticed that the area under my eyes has aged over the past year to the point that it was really bothersome. Wanted to get something non-surgical that would have good results and little downtime. Had it done yesterday afternoon. The Aesthetician was very good... READ MORE

Great Experience! The Surgeon gave me the option of light IV sedation, in addition to the numbing cream. Slept through entire procedure. Followed instructions exactly as stated by medical office professionals, and in 7 days the skin shed off like a snake, revealing "baby butt" like... READ MORE

Had the Active FX done 10 days ago- don't see much improvement at all, although my doctor did say it would take about 3 weeks to see results. Very capable, consciencious doctor that I trust. He was demo-ing the laser so I volunteered. Post-healing experience for both of us. Had lidocaine applied... READ MORE

I just got the Active FX provedure done 3 days ago. My face is still healing. I got the procedure done on my acne scars on my cheeks extending from both my temples to the mid cheek. This will be my second laser this year, but I have had a Co2 done ten years ago and an Erbyium after that. I did... READ MORE

I have been wanting to have my faced sloughed for about 10 years.  I am a 40 year old woman who loved tanning and tanning beds, wearing no protection of course.  I am of Meditteranean descent, so I handled excessive sun very well, hardly ever burning....but, by age 30, I started seeing... READ MORE

It was very uncomfortable. I received numbing cream, 4 dental blocks and shots around my eyes. The worst part was around the outside of my face. A few times I thought I'd come out of the chair, but I figure I gave birth to a child so I can endure just about anything for the 20 minutes it... READ MORE

Had active fx done yesterday not painful just felt like warm sand brushing on face.Had entire face eyes neck done.Dr. put numbing cream on face waited half hour then he begain.The only thing is smell of burning skin.Gave meaquaphor ointment to keep putting on face.Must do constant icing to face... READ MORE

My decision to try Active FX was not an easy decision because of the cost.   I was very careful to select a physician who had great knowledge and experience in this area.  I initially contacted my plastic surgeon who performed my reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy... READ MORE

Ok ladies, it is definitely worth it! 41, two kids, sun goddess and squinting workaholic... I was determined to try Active FX. I went to the best. Dr. Debias in Doylestown, PA was incredible! He is calm, incredibly informative and kind. His assistant Lisa was very helpful and assured me that... READ MORE

I am aging and in combination with ice pick scarring, box car scarring, and rolling scars I thought its was time to find a highly qualified Dermatologic Surgeon. My motivation for undergoing this procedure was to have a more refined texture, improvement of acne scarring, and tightening of... READ MORE

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How much does Active FX cost?

The typical cost for Active FX ranges from $600-$5,500 with an average cost of $2,075. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 141 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more