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Active FX
& Deep FX

Fractionated lasers offer deep rejuvenation benefits with minimal discomfort and downtime.

  • Downtime: Up to 1 week
  • Pain Level: Mild
  • Results Duration: Long-Lasting


Lines and wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, shallow scarring, mild skin laxity

Side Effects:

Redness, tenderness, mild swelling following treatment – deeper treatments might also cause crusting and flaking


Primarily used on the face

Follow Up:

Several follow-up visits will be needed – exact number will depend on intensity of treatment and recovery process

How Performed:

Handpiece delivers fractionated laser beams into dermal layers


Topical or local anesthesia, IV sedation and nitrous oxide may be provided before this treatment

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Wrinkle reduction, firmer skin, more even texture and tone


Improvements visible right away and will continue to progress for up to six months after treatment

Active FX & Deep FX

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The Lumenis Active FX and Deep FX laser targets specific areas of the skin to remove fine lines and photodamage. We offer both of these fractional CO2 laser treatments in our New York City office. Fractional lasers penetrate deep into the dermal layers via micro-channels, triggering healing at the cellular level while minimizing discomfort and downtime. Active FX is recommended for patients with mild to moderate damage and signs of aging, while Deep FX works on more severe symptoms. 

The board-certified physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York have an extensive range of laser devices that allow us to customize all our patients’ treatments to ensure an optimal outcome. We have the experience and expertise to help you meet all your aesthetic goals with comfortable treatments and minimal downtime in most cases. Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and create a personalized treatment program to keep you looking and feeling your absolute best. 

What is Active FX?

Active FX is a high energy laser beam treatment solution for sun-damaged or wrinkled skin. It treats only a fraction of the skin at a time, which allows for faster healing. The treatment causes the upper layer of skin to peel off, revealing a layer of healthy skin underneath. 

What is Deep FX?

Deep FX is used in skin resurfacing to treat deep wrinkles. This treatment also uses a fractionated pattern as the laser hits the skin to allow for a quicker healing time. However, the deep heating created with DeepFX allows for collagen tightening and is ideal to treat wrinkles around the mouth and eyes.

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active fx and deep fx lasers patient in new york city

What do Active FX and Deep FX Treat?

When Will I See Results?

Cosmetic benefits become noticeable within the first few days, but full results will take some time to develop as the treatment stimulates collagen production for healing at a cellular level. Most patients will continue to see improvement for up to 6 months after their treatment. 

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

You should be able to resume your activities within a few days following your laser treatment. Specific recovery time varies based on the depth and intensity of the treatment. It is critical to protect treated skin from sun damage to prevent possible damage.

female patient after deep fx laser treatment

Active FX and Deep FX

Questions and Answers

Q: Are Active FX And Deep FX Safe?

A: Yes. This device is an FDA-approved laser that can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including symptoms of aging and sun damage. Our board-certified physicians have extensive experience using this laser and will use their expertise to customize your treatment so it is as safe and effective as possible.

Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?

A: Patients that undergo Active FX may require more than one treatment since the procedure is not as intense. However, a single session of Deep FX usually achieves an optimal outcome. 

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: The duration of your results will also depend on the specific treatment you undergo. Active FX requires less downtime afterward, with results lasting a few months. Deep FX may need more downtime, with results that might last for many years. 

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: Side effects may include swelling, tenderness and skin redness, which is usually very mild after an Active FX treatment. Patients might experience more severe side effects, including crusting and flaking of the skin after Deep FX. 

Q: Am I A Good Candidate For These Laser Treatments?

A: If you are ready to address the symptoms of aging or sun damage, Active FX and Deep FX may be the right choice for you. We are happy to schedule a consultation to assess you in person and create a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals best. 

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