Active FX is a cosmetic dermatological procedure that uses carbon dioxide lasers to remove the top layer of your skin, revealing younger, healthier looking skin below. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, acne scars and other skin blemishes and damage.
The Active FX Procedure
Active FX is an outpatient procedure. Your pracitioner may give you an oral medication to make the procedure more comfortable; he'll also apply a topical cream to the treatment area to numb any pain that might result. You'll need to leave the cream on your skin for half an hour before the doctor can perform the Active FX procedure.
The carbon dioxide laser used in Active FX removes the top layer of your skin, revealing healthier, younger looking skin below. Active FX corrects blemishes, imperfections and skin damage, it fills in fine lines and wrinkles, and it tightens the skin by promoting collagen production.
Cost of Active FX
Fees for Active FX therapy will vary depending on the region in which you live, the size of the area to be treated and the extent of the skin damage in that area. The typical Active FX facial treatment costs between $1,200 and $3,000. Treatments for other parts of the body cost even more.
Financing Active FX
Most medical insurance providers don't offer coverage for cosmetic procedures unless the procedures are reconstructive (ie: repairing damage caused by accident or illness). Check with your medical insurance provider to make sure the costs of Active FX aren't covered under your insurance. If your insurance doesn't cover Active FX, then your plastic surgeon can help with financing plans.