Resurfacing: tone, texture, tightening

The cosmetic dermatology professionals at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in the San Diego area use the ActiveFX™ laser system for our laser skin resurfacing treatments because it offers excellent results with fewer complications than competing laser systems. The ActiveFX™ system employs “fractionated” resurfacing, similar to the Fraxel® system, treating only small portions of the skin at a time and leaving areas that do not need treatment unaffected. 

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ActiveFX Before & After

ActiveFX Before and After Photo by Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla, CaliforniaActiveFX Before and After Photo by Torrey Pines Dermatology in La Jolla, California


ActiveFX™ Laser Treatment

ActiveFX™ is a high energy fractional laser that interacts with the skin’s surface causing the upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin. The laser beam uses a fractional pattern technique making the healing process much faster, enabling you to get back to normal activities sooner. This laser targets fine lines, sun damage and improves tone and texture.

DeepFx Laser Treatment

DeepFX uses fractional CO2 laser microbeams to precisely target the deep dermal layers of the skin. The deep laser pulses lead to tissue regeneration and new collagen formation throughout the entire treatment area, ultimately resulting in long-term collagen remodeling. DeepFX targets deeper wrinkles and scarring and provides remarkable results with minimal downtime.

TotalFX Laser Skin Rejuvenation

The TotalFX laser treatment is a combination of DeepFX and ActiveFX. When used together, they are capable of offering the full range of fractional resurfacing: DeepFX offers a deeper micro-ablative treatment to target deeper wrinkles and scarring, while ActiveFX offers a large superficial spot treatment targeting sun damage, as well as tone and texture. With TotalFX we are able to achieve maximum results in collagen production and skin resurfacing in one single treatment.

How It Works

At our dermatology practice serving greater San Diego, we use the ActiveFX™ laser skin resurfacing system to stimulate collagen production in the inner layers of the skin, promoting smoothing and tightening throughout the affected area. The ActiveFX™ carbon dioxide laser also removes unhealthy patches of skin, causing production of fresh, new skin, and, because it is more powerful than the Fraxel® laser, the skin requires only a single treatment session of about 30 minutes to achieve optimal results.

What It Treats

Patients can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun spots, uneven pigmentation, loose skin, and other symptoms of aging and sun damage when utilizing the ActiveFX™ laser skin resurfacing system. Patients will be able to recapture the youthful beauty of smooth, healthy, taut skin.

What You Can Expect

ActiveFX™ patients can expect excellent, long-lasting results that begin to appear during the first week following treatment. The treatment process is brief and patients should expect three to five days of “downtime,” after which they should be able to return to normal daily activities. Most patients will endure minor side effects such as redness, swelling and peeling, typically lasting a week. Smooth, youthful skin and other benefits that result from ActiveFX™ laser skin resurfacing can last for several years after recovery.

Contact Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center to schedule a consultation appointment for ActiveFX. We look forward to hearing from you!