Active FX

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WORTH IT RATING* 7 ratings over 24 months
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ActiveFX, also called MaxFX, is fractional laser technology used to treat signs of aging, loose skin, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, and hands. LEARN MORE ›

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Hurt, Hurt, Hurt - Pensacola, FL

Had mine done in Pensacola. The doctor is nice and seems to be on the up and up. However -- I was given nothing for pain before the procedure except for the mouth block and the shots around the forehead area. No sedative, no tylenol. No anti-anxiety.You really do need that. Seriously. I don't... READ MORE

Total FX - Now Day 6

Now is day 6 and I'm finally believing that I will be back soon in the world of the living. I can't say whether it was worth it yet, but I will post in a week or two to update. I am 50 years old and wanted a one time treatment to help my eye creping, which I could no longer cover with makeup... READ MORE

Active Fx, Post Procedure Concerns

At first I was interested in laser approach for fine lines, small broken blood vessels, and small acne scars. I chose Active Fx because of the claims made by AAD in regard to having proven results of the listed and potentially decreasing the development of precancerous lesions. I have had... READ MORE

Everything Came Back

Hi everyone, first of all I have to apologize for my poor grammar as English is not my native language. And second I want to give you a short view about my skin type and reasons why I did the procedure. Skin type: very pale with ash blonde hair/eyebrows and dark blue eyes (I am a typical... READ MORE

Active FX Not Worth It in my Opinion

Had ActiveFX under eyes and around the mouth. I'm sorry to say I don't think it was worth it. I see very subtle results, if any. The doctor actually agreed, and redid it a few months later, again with little if any improvement. Both times I experienced about three days of post-procedure discomfort. READ MORE


I had active fx about a month ago. Five days later I was taken to the emergency room because of high fever and total exhaustion. I spent 12 days in the intensive care unit, essentially unconscious, and was diagnosed with Toxic shock syndrome as a direct consequence of active fx. I spent a total... READ MORE

10 Years Younger

I had Active FX done on Feb 27 and am on day 6 as I write this. I am TOTALLY thrilled with the results I have even this early and my doctor let me know up front that the full results will take up to 3 months as the new collagen builds up. The treament was a gift for my 47th b-day and I truly... READ MORE

Active FX Big Mistake

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

Active FX Not Worth It

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

Extremely Disappointed with Results.

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

Active FX Also Ruined my Skin

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

Just Had It Done Today - So Far So Good

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

Active Fx Ruined my Skin

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

My Active FX Experience

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

Active FX - Worth It So Far

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

Active FX is Amazing!

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

So Far, I'm Thrilled

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

Active FX Doesnt Worth It

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

This is Not a Facial, Its a Serious Procedure, That Requires Education and Planning.

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 - Don't Bother - Colorado Springs, CO

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

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