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There are several ways of approaching laser skin resurfacing in Los Angeles. Our ActiveFX laser is one of a handful of lasers Marcus Medical offers to our Los Angeles & South Bay patients. Learn more about the ActiveFX laser's benefits and uses.

What is the ActiveFX Laser?

The ActiveFX laser is a gentle way to achieve healthy, rejuvenated skin. During the treatment, a high-energy beam of laser light interacts with the skin’s surface, causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, undamaged skin. It’s associated with an extremely quick recovery period, because of the way the procedure is administered. The beam is applied in a fractional pattern, leaving small bridges of healthy, untouched tissue. This technique leads to a substantially more efficient healing process, as the healthy tissue helps to regenerate the damaged skin more quickly.

Minimal Downtime

Unlike other laser resurfacing procedures, the ActiveFX laser is associated with a swift recovery period of approximately three to five days.

Quick Results

In many cases, a single treatment is all that’s necessary to see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and superficial skin imperfections.

Long-Term Results

The results of the ActiveFX laser are extremely long-lasting. As long as you follow a proper skincare regime moving forward, you can expect your smooth and youthful new look to endure for years.

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Cosmetic Issues Addressed With the ActiveFX Laser

At our Los Angeles medical spa, we routinely use the ActiveFX laser to treat the following skin imperfections:

  • Brown and red age spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Discoloration
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks

What to Expect During the Procedure

To begin your ActiveFX procedure, we will first apply a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the entire treatment. From there, you will be given protective eyewear to guard your eyes from the light of the laser. We will then apply the ActiveFX laser to the treatment area, removing damaged skin cells and promoting the growth of new collagen beneath the surface. You can expect the entire procedure to last approximately twenty minutes, though the exact length will depend on the size of the area being treated.

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Recovery After An ActiveFX Laser Treatment

A primary reason why the ActiveFX laser is so popular is because it’s associated with a very minimal recovery period. Immediately after the procedure, it’s normal to experience some discomfort, and the treatment area will likely appear dry and pink. However, within three to five days the damaged top layer will flake off and you’ll be left with smooth and youthful skin.

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Am I a Good Candidate ActiveFX Laser Resurfacing?

At Marcus Medical, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatments if it’s truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires.

With that said, ActiveFX laser resurfacing is generally ideal for individuals who wish to address skin imperfections that the treatment can effectively resolve, including fine lines and wrinkles, and superficial skin problems such as discoloration and sun damage.

Please note that while these guidelines can provide you with an idea of who can benefit from this procedure, the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for among the best ActiveFX Manhattan Beach has available is to schedule a consultation today.

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