Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Fractional Laser Resurfacing Durban

A fast, office-based procedure that yields remarkable, long-lasting results

Our skin changes over time, losing its youthful look and giving way to brown spots, wrinkles and laxity.  In recent years there have been a growing number of aesthetic procedures available to treat the skin.

Active FX – the result of the latest advances in laser technology, is a new procedure that yields remarkable, long-lasting results with just one treatment.  A fast, office-based procedure with minimal patient downtime, ActiveFX™ is your single treatment solution for beautiful, younger looking skin.

Active FX™ is ideal for you if you:

  • have a busy lifestyle or cannot be away from work for a long time.
  • want noticeable results with minimal downtime
  • want to treat dyschromia, fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity

What is ActiveFX Laser?

Durban Laser Skin TreatmentsActiveFX™ is a fractional laser procedure performed in a single treatment with minimal patient downtime.  During the procedure, a high energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out lines, wrinkles and scars, remove brown spots and other irregularities and tighten the skin.  It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time.  With fractional laser treatment, only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin.  This technique makes the healing process much faster and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner.

How is the procedure performed?

The procedure is performed in Dr Niemann’s Aesthetic Practice and most patients say they feel warmth similar to sunburn during the treatment. With the use of customised appropriate pain management such as the use of a short acting sedation, local aesthesia and the use of the Zimmer Cooler, the treatment is made as comfortable as possible.  The use of Omnilux™ Photodynamic Therapy pre and post ActiveFX™ treatment not only assists in the healing process but also improves results.  With a gentle washing and moisturizing regimen, your skin will begin to flake off within 2 days.  After about 3 – 5 days, your doctor will probably allow you to wear make-up.  Pinkness should be gone approximately 1 week after the treatment.

ActiveFX™ treatment produces a dramatic effect on the skin:

  • causes immediate skin tightening
  • reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines
  • noticeably improves skin tone and texture
  • stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin
  • restores the skin to a healthy youthful looking state

What results can I expect?

The results of ActiveFX™ laser treatment are long-term and with proper sun protection, can be enjoyed for many years.  Most effects of the treatment become visible right away, whereas others, such as new collagen formation, which leads to continued inner tightening, build up gradually and become more evident over time.  Therefore, most people look even better 3 -5 months after the procedure.