The UltraPulse DeepFX™ laser is a highly effective treatment for aging, wrinkled, sun-damaged, or scarred skin. Created by Lumenis®, the DeepFX uses fractional CO2 laser technology to target deep dermal layers in your skin, stimulating tissue regeneration and new collagen formation that will leave your skin looking younger and healthier.
The DeepFX™ Procedure
The DeepFX procedure is performed under anesthesia by our Grand Rapids plastic surgeons. It is ideally suited to treat conditions affecting the dermal layers of your skin, such as:
- Heavy lines
- Deep lines around the eyes
- Periorbital wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Deep wrinkles
DeepFX only needs to treat a small portion of your aged or damaged skin surface, leaving bridges of untouched skin to facilitate the regeneration and healing process. The DeepFX laser removes a narrow column of tissue while treating adjacent skin regions at the same time. The heat generated from the procedure stimulates new collagen growth, resulting in a softer, smoother skin texture and a reduction in wrinkles and scars.
Your procedure will take approximately 50 to 60 minutes to complete. After the procedure, your skin will appear sunburned. It is important to carefully follow our prescribed washing and moisturizing regimen for several days to ensure proper healing. Also, make sure to avoid direct exposure to sunlight during this time. It is normal for your skin to flake as it heals. After several days, you will notice a more youthful skin texture and reduction of wrinkles and scars.
Benefits of DeepFX Treatment
DeepFX causes improvement in:
- Wrinkles, scars, and folds
- Skin tone and texture
- Collagen stimulation, resulting in a plumping of your skin
The results of this treatment are immediate, and since the laser treatment stimulates new collagen growth for up to six months following your procedure, your results can last for several years with a proper skin care regimen.
Other benefits of DeepFX treatment include:
- Can be completed in a single treatment
- Rapid recovery and minimal downtime
- Deep dermal stimulation resulting in healthier skin
Am I a Candidate for DeepFX?
DeepFX is an ideal treatment for patients who are seeing their facial skin start to sag but do not require a more invasive procedure such as a facelift. The following conditions respond very well to DeepFX:
- Facial wrinkles and scars
- Lines around the lips
- Crow's feet
- Aging neck
If you have taken Accutane in the past year or have demonstrated poor wound healing in the past, you may not be a candidate for DeepFX. At your initial consultation, our Michigan plastic surgeons will review your medical history to make sure the treatment will be safe for you.