If you would like to attain good skin tightening the deep treatment which is done in one session is the best. Usually 2-3 passes are made. The first remove much of the outer layers of the skin, while the subsequent passes begin the tightening process. The light treatment is only effective for sun spots and skin tone. Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi
An in-person exam with a
board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist is the best way to assess your needs and
provide true medical advice.
Thanks for your
question and from the question, I am not sure that you are getting the best
advice prior to these procedures. I would strongly advise that you make a
consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and learn
what is meant by Active FX and by Deep FX. They are both CO2 laser components
of the same machine – we use the Active FX for superficial wrinkles and for
skin texture changes. Deep FX is used for deeper wrinkles and for deeper
defects in the skin. Often the two are combined – in the same patient at the
same time. So anyone telling you 3 versus one really is not fully understanding
these devices or hand pieces – so you ought to find the right provider and
learn what the right procedure is for you. You may need superficial only; you
may need deep only; or you may need a combination of both. And most of these
procedures can be done with one treatment – on occasion, two.
Thank you for your question. CO2 treatments like Active FX, or others, can help with some sagging, but are really better at fine lines, and mild wrinkles. For significant sagging, you are probably going to be better served with a surgical intervention. CO2 is good, but does not lift muscles or a lot of skin sagging. I hope this helps!
Neither of these procedures are usually done as a series/ they are usually one-time treatments. Active FX works well for superficial sun damage, fine lines. Deep FX can effectively treat deeper lines, and acne scars. Total FX is a combination of both treatments done at the same time and is the most common of the three procedures that we peform.