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 had Active FX done about ten months ago. I did it to tighten my skin and get rid of age spots (I'm 58). It did absolutely nothing! The age spots were lighter for a few months, but they all came back and multiplied (even though I did not go out in the sun, wore sun block every day, etc). I... READ MORE

Had this done after Xmas last year. I am now 51. The procedure was not painful at all. Nor was there any discomfort or much peeling afterward. I did this to tighten my skin. However, the results were minimal at best, with no results on the lower portion of my face. (jowls, lines between nose... READ MORE

I had fine lines and wrinkles on my face, especially around the eyes (Crow's Feet) and forehead (Frown Lines), loose eyelid skin, brown age spots, uneven skin tone and acne scars. I had the Active FX procedure done in January, with high hopes. Unfortunately, it's now April and I see no... READ MORE

I had done my active FX at 10th dec 08 , so it's already more than 2 months . my skin still cannot recover and getting worse . there was not even improve my acne scar and it seems like more scar day by day . the most terrible thing - i had dark spots all over my face . i'm asian and the doctor... READ MORE

I had the treatment done a few hours ago. For those that are interested, this is my experience so far: PRE: Doctor took pictures then applied numbing cream. He had me wait 15 minutes until I could no longer feel my face, which only took about 10 minutes. No other pain meds. Time: 20... READ MORE

I have icepick scarring that I have been so self conscious of for years. I heard such rave reviews for Active Fx (with Deep fx for scars), so I had it done on Friday (Jan. 16) thinking that I would only have about 4 days downtime. I looked like an alien oompa loompa, and I'm not exaggerating. ... READ MORE

I had the active fx yesterday. I am 56 years old and had sun damage, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. My Dr did some deeper treatments along w/the regular to stimulate the collagen more and improve wrinkles and some sagging in my jaw line. I had the numbing cream then injections. He did my... READ MORE

I am 45 yrs old and had Active FX done 2 days ago. I was put to sleep which I think was great considering reviews from people who were awake. When I awoke after the procedure they already had my face iced and lubricated. I went home and continued to ice all day and night as well as lubricate... READ MORE

I had Active FX on a Friday on my face and neck, and the swelling went up and started to go down on Friday night. The swelling was ending on Saturday and started to itch and I peeled on Sunday. On Monday, I was back to normal, but slightly blotchy and stayed home. The doc says that men... READ MORE

I was expecting the worst. The doctor put some numbing cream all over my face and the procedure was virtually pain free, a little bit of hard thumping on my forehead, but I was forewarned. They told me to go home and just take it easy and to wash my face at least two times before I go to bed... READ MORE

I had my procedure on November 7 2008, I didnt notice any improvment my skin look even worse...because y so sensitive...before de Laser I had controled the acne its a mess...So Dont do it...Im not happy....and I still pay the procedure...for 18 months.... :c first you look ugly... READ MORE

I had procedure last December, when I was 56 on the outside, and 20 something in spirit. I read all available information, and went in with realistic expections (mostly). Not expecting (although wanting) to airbrush the lines, wrinkles, and brown spots away, plus hoping to "shrink... READ MORE

Did this twice. No results either time. Nothing positive unless you count the hyperpigmentation that is rapidly growing on my face. Never again. No effect on wrinkles, facial texture, lifting of skin, or anything promised by the doc or the Lumenis company! Do not do it!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ MORE

I am 41 years old and had minor sun damage, minor wrinkles, and some minor sagging in the brow area and around my mouth. I had Active FX done almost 3 days ago. The pain was tolerable, maybe because I took 3 Advil right away. I woke up the second day with very swollen eyes and iced throughout... READ MORE

My experience with Active & Deep FX was great. I had a great physician who told me what to expect, (though you can never REALLY be prepared for how raw, swollen and scary you look) and how to care for my skin afterwards. It has been 11 days since I had the procedure and though I'm still a... READ MORE

It's been 3 months since I had it done. Very dissapointed, cannot see any difference at all .Everything looks  the same.  I had the Active FX on #5 which is supposed to be deep.  The Dr said they would do it again in September  for free, so I go in on the 4th.  Has... READ MORE

I have been going to {edited - provider information is located above the review for registered users}, who is a plastic surgeon, for the past 2 years for Botox, and he suggested that I try the Active FX. I'm on my 2nd day post-treatment. {edited} did the procedure under general anesthesia, ... READ MORE

I am only on Day 2 after my Active FX procedure, but today is the first day I can actually focus on print and keep my eyes open for more than a few minutes. The shield that wes placed under my left eyelid scratched the cornea and caused much discomfort. The Tetracaine topical anesthestic... READ MORE

I wanted to be free of the sun damage. The magic in a laser was coming in the form of Active FX. I was prepared for pain from the laser, which hurt like heck, swelling, redness, taking time off to heal, daily care of my skin, icing, etc. I was not prepared for a dreadful experience. Day 2... READ MORE

My other comments/posting are in the other section of this discussion board. I had ActiveFX over a month ago and there has not been even a slight change. I had light brown spots, fine wrinkles, four (4) keratosses that were small, 2 sk and 2 ac. I still have ALL these defects. The peeling has... 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