Is Only One Active FX Fraxel Laser Treatment Needed for Sun Damaged Skin?

What are the benefits of having one Active FX fraxel laser treatment? What other type of skin problems would see thebest results from Active FX?  Does one Active FX fraxel laser treatment equal many regular fraxel laser treatments?

Doctor Answers 2

Fraxel Laser

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Rarely is just one treatment needed.  You will benefit from 1, but another in 12-18 months will also help.  The biggest factor is how much correction you want, and how aggressive you want the treatment to be, and how much down time you want.

Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Active FX treatements compared to Fraxel

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Active FX is an ablative laser versus the  Fraxel restore is a non ablative laser.  Active FX is ideal for treatment of facial photo aging.  Results vary depending on each case and the settings used.  In general one Active FX is equivalent to 5 or 6 conventional Fraxel Restore treatments for photoaging.

Philip Solomon, MD, FRCS
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

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