Total FX

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Total FX is a combined laser treatment intended to zap away acne scars and sun damage with just 1-2 weeks of recovery. LEARN MORE ›

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Had the total FX treatment yesterday. I was very nervous so they gave me a valium, Percocet and Xanax. Most of it was bearable but a few times it really hurt. I am exited to see my results from this procedure. I will post day to day photos to see outcome! I have been looking forward to this for... READ MORE

4/30/14 Tomorrow I will be undergoing the first of what the doctor expects to be 4 laser treatments for scars from cystic acne . I'm not sure if all of them will be Total FX, but tomorrow will be. Praying for some encouraging results! So tired of being heartbroken over the condition of my skin... READ MORE

I just returned from a vacation and of course took lots of pics. Although my skin looked smooth, I saw a lot of deep wrinkles around my eyes. They looked even worse when I smiled and I became hesitant at the thought of another photo. I decided to get the Total FX ( and had actually already... READ MORE

I have scheduled to have laser resurfacing (Total FX) for moderate acne scarring, mostly on my cheeks. I am female, age 31 with pale skin that tans fairly easily but have not had any tan in several years. I decided to go with Dr. Duplechain in Lafayette,La after doing a little research. As of... READ MORE

Procedure pain was and 8 of 10 but bearable because it was over in 20 mins. Pain continued to burn for about 18 hours where it started to subside and was almost all gone by day 3 . 1st day it helped to sleep in front of a fan and have a wet wash cloth. I expected it to start to peal sooner... READ MORE

Hello, I Just got Total Fx done a Day ago. I have acne since I was a kid and finally got on Accutane a year or so ago. I have always been self consious about my scars and couldn't wait till the year was up after Accutane to be able to do something about it. I was told I would need 2 treatments... READ MORE

I arrived at ! and was given a Valium and a Benadryl while the nurse covered my face with numbing cream. 45 minutes later the procedure began. She placed eye guards inside my eyes so she could get close to my lashes. I was sleepy and I have to say, the pain was bad but tolerable. She... READ MORE

Had Total FX on 12/22. Did it mostly for fine lines and sun spots. The pros were: most of the sun spots are gone. Down time was only 5-6 days. Fine lines are sofented or just plain gone. Cons are: The pain was something I wasn't expecting. Did really well around my eyes, but anywhere near... READ MORE

I've been putting this off and finally decided to go for it. The treatment was pretty tolerable in my opinion. I read some comments from other people who made it seem absolutely horrifying. But I realize it's all in your attitude. They first put numbing cream on my face for about 20-30... READ MORE

Here goes nothing. I promised myself I would write a review after my procedure since was invaluable to me before (and during recovery from) Total FX. I've also decided to attach photos so you can judge for yourself. Both before photographs were taken before Botox and Total... READ MORE

I had active FX and Deep Fx combined for "Total FX".Excellent improvement in skin tone, reduction in pore size, 50% improvement to acne scars. Procedure hurt, but only while they were doing it. Fcae was super hot for about 4 hours after. After that no Pain or discomfort. You will not... READ MORE

Hi everyone! I have been lurking on this board for a few weeks researching the Total FX procedure. After doing endless research, I decided to go for it! Day 1: I went to the office and brought my two pain meds and an anti-anxiety med as requested by laser technician, Lisa. I took the meds and... READ MORE

Hi. I'm Kelli, and I recently had the Total FX laser procedure. I had such an incredible result and experience that I thought I would share it on Realself. I'm a native of Arizona, and needless to say, the summers spent in the pool caught up to me! I also have fair, freckly skin which is more... READ MORE

I have gotten 4 Fraxel restore in the past, and I did not achieve the desire goal, now I'm looking to getting a CO2, which I hear it is far more stronger for the acne scars. I will upload before and after pics. My scars are mostly from acne, although I fear that my first two Fraxels, may have... READ MORE

I had 2 Total FX treatments for acne scars. First time, even though the setting was lower, the swelling and woozing lasted a few days, but healed within 1 week or so. I could cover up redness with foundation. Didn't see any improvement in scars.The Dr said to perform the second FX with higher... READ MORE

I had read that Total FX was the gold standard for laser. I researched dermatologists all over the Seattle area. I couldn't be happier with my choice.Dr Jacobson was so sweet before, during and after the procedure. She was very patient with all my questions and answered her emails right away. I... READ MORE

Not sure about the procedure results yet as i am only on day one post Total Fx- but what i can say is that Dr Bapna and the entire staff are great! He is so laid back and down to earth- very easy to talk to, and really knows his stuff when it comes to laser resurfacing, I did my own research as... READ MORE

I am doing pulsed dye for a red mark from a previous laser that went bad and radiesse in the cheeks which I love!!! Results to come from pulsed dye...  Totally worth it and Dr smith is amazing...doing active fx w him next week...will do another post regarding that next week... READ MORE

I just had Total FX, two days ago on July 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, CA. She is the dermatologist seen on the show "Extreme Makeover", but it was actually one of her nurses that performed the procedure for acne scarring and a few small undereye wrinkles. I am a 41 year old female with... READ MORE

I had this procedure two days ago, and don't yet know how I will turn out. I mainly wanted to address crepiness under my eyes when I smile. Otherwise, I have very few noticeable wrinkles. I am 56 and hated those areas that "wadded up" under my eyes! The procedure was a breeze thanks to my... READ MORE

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How much does Total FX cost?

The typical cost for Total FX ranges from $1,700-$4,233 with an average cost of $2,700. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 54 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more