How Does Thermage Compare to Active Fx and Deep Fx? in Durability and Downtime? And Fraxel Re?
How Does Thermage Compare to Active Fx and Deep Fx? in Durability and Downtime?
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Comparison of Thermage and Activ FX
These are two completely different technologies with differing objectives. Thermage is a radiofrequency skin tightening device that is intended to correct skin laxity (jowls, droopy forehead and eyes). Activ FX is a CO2 fractional resurfacing laser that deals with sundamaged skin, such as pigment, wrinkles and scarring. There is no downtime or recovery with Thermage, whereas Activ Fx takes 4-6 days of recovery. Both can be used in the same patient as they are complimentary not competing procedures. Both take 3 to 4 months to see the final results.
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