It’s a simple fact that skin changes with age. As years go by, wrinkles and spots develop, skin dries out and skin loses fat, which makes it less full and smooth.

Exposure to sunlight is the major external cause of aging skin. Even just a few minutes of sun exposure a day, added up over years, can cause noticeable changes in skin, including:

  • Freckles and age spots
  • Rough and leathery skin
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Loose or sagging skin

Of course, the amount of damage done by the sun combines with every individual’s personal genetic factors, and other external factors. As skin experiences repeated exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and grows older, it loses the ability to repair itself.


Refresh, Renew, and Rejuvenate Your Skin With FX Laser

FX fractional laser skin treatment is a recent development in anti-aging lasers that allows physicians to deliver thousands of tiny laser light pulses to an area of skin in just one treatment. During the treatment, microbeams of laser light erase discoloration like age spots on the skin’s surface, smooth lines and wrinkles, help tighten skin and stimulate the development of new collagen. Because surrounding tissue is left intact, skin cells actually bridge across to other tissue, creating healthy, new skin. The result is skin that is smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking.

Today’s medical aesthetic lasers target specific layers of the skin to repair damage at the necessary level. The FX laser has three types of fractional treatment:

Active FX Facial Rejuvenation:

Active FX treatment is used when skin shows moderate signs of aging. Using a CO2 laser, the Midwest Dermatology team delivers powerful pulses of energy to resolve or lessen the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and moderate wrinkles on the face
  • Loose eyelid skin
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Pucker marks around the mouth and lips
  • Brown spots or uneven skin tone
  • Superficial scars and acne scarring
  • Loose skin around the neck, chin and jowls

Deep FX – a Powerhouse Laser Treatment:

Deep FX treatment is used when skin shows significant signs of aging. The laser beams go deeper, which makes it effective at resolving or lessening the appearance of:

  • Moderate to deep wrinkles on the face
  • Furrows and noticeable facial lines
  • Loose eyelid skin
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Pucker marks around the mouth and lips
  • Brown spots or uneven skin tone
  • Scars, including deeper, cystic acne scars
  • Loose skin around the neck, chin and jowls

Total FX – The Best of Both Worlds Come Together For A Refined Laser Enhancement

Total FX treatment combines Active FX and Deep FX into a single, enhanced procedure. Patients see the benefits of both treatments – resolution of brown spots and skin discoloration on the skin’s surface and tightening of facial skin and smoothing of wrinkles. Total FX is also considered an effective treatment for cystic acne scarring.


Great Results With Less Down Time
One clear advantage of Active and Deep FX laser treatment – it often requires only a single session and recovery is quick. Patients go home afterward and can return to their normal lifestyle in less than a week.


Fraxel treatment (also called fractional laser treatment) is perfect for aging, scarred or sun-damaged skin, and it’s won legions of fans because it’s just so simple.

There’s no surgery, no injections – just a safe and comfortable in-office treatment that results in a noticeably younger you.

The Fraxel laser converts CO2 laser light into microbeams that penetrate the skin in “fractions” and leave surrounding skin tissue completely unaffected. The treated “fractions” mend themselves, renewing collagen and creating a smoother, more even surface for skin. It basically resurfaces your skin. Fraxel treatment should be your go-to treatment if you want to:

• Improve the texture of your skin
• Brighten your skin tone
• Shrink the appearance of pores
• Erase brown spots
• Smooth wrinkles around your eyes
• Soften the appearance of acne scars
• Rejuvenate the look of skin on the chest, neck and hands

The treatment itself is fast (30 minutes or less), the results show quickly (often after a single treatment), and this amazing new treatment is now available at the Oakview office location.

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