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liverpool, United Kingdom
ablative co2 laser
i have ablative co2 laser last 12 months ago on one cheek called silk touch co2 laser, it kind of made my cheek pale, iam interested in having active fx for my acne scarring, is this treatment ablative or is it fractional, what is the difference, i dnt want to be left with even more white skin

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los angeles, CA
United States
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Active Fx should be safe  February 1, 2012 11:28 AM

The Active Fx is a fractionated CO2 laser, designed specifically to avoid the kind of hypopigmentation that you describe. Instead of vaporizing an entire layer of skin, the Active Fx works by punching microscopic holes with untreated skin around the holes. Healing is faster, easier and scar tissue formation is minimized. If you are treating acne scars, however, I would recommend using the Deep Fx head as well as the Active Fx head during your procedure. Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat, so the combination treatment is more effective.

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Miami, FL
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  February 2, 2012 4:43 AM

Agree with Dr Rivkin



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