Can Active FX Be Used on Hands?

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Yes it can!

Fractional resurfacing procedures are safe to use on the hands, neck, and with caution occasionally on the chest.

Another good treatment option for hand rejuvenation is IPL (aka Photorejuvenation or Fotofacial).

Thin aging hands also benefit from fillers/volume restoration. Our top choices for that are fat injections and Radiesse.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Active Fx for aging hands

As we age the skin on the hands thins and develops brown spots.  Active Fx can address both issues by retexturing the skin and lightening the spots.  Precancers on the hands can also be improved.  Because Active Fx is such a potent laser it accomplishes a lot but must be used prudently.  Multiple low level treatments may be better than one aggressive treatment.

Susan Van Dyke, MD
Paradise Valley Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Active Fx and other Fractional CO2 lasers effective in treating all sun-exposed skin including the hands

Hands and chest are arguably the most neglected sun exposed areas that most have not bothered to adhere to daily sun protection. Fractional CO2 lasers such as Active Fx not only are effective on face and neck, but very helpful for other sun exposed areas such as the hands and the chest. The laser treatment protocols should be more conservative, preferably be performed by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon as there may be delayed healing compared to the face.

William Ting, MD
Bay Area Dermatologic Surgeon
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Active FX effective for hand aging

Active FX is a good treatment for photoaging of the hands (ie. sun spots). Appropriate settings should be used to avoid post treatment complications. Some patients can also benefit with filler injections (such as fat or hyaluronic acid products) to enhance any volume loss.

Corey S. Maas, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Active FX can be used for hand rejuvenation

Yes! It can be used for hand rejuvenation. A series of 2-3 ActiveFX Gentle for the back of the hands is a very effective way to rejuvenate this area.

The results are even more dramatic if you use a filler like Radiesse or Juvederm to improve also the volume loss.

IPL could work only if you have sun damage discoloration problems. If you have thinning of the skin or excessive wrinkles, then Fractional resurfacing is a better option.

Gustavo A. Diaz, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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