FX CO2 Laser Resurfacing at Rhoad to Beauty


The “Total FX” is among the most frequent non-invasive cosmetic treatments performed by

Dr. Deirdre Rhoad, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

What does the FX CO2 Laser do?

The FX CO2 laser is the gold standard in removing wrinkles and skin resurfacing.  The application is minimally invasive while delivering powerful results– with less down-time than that of traditional lasers or surgical procedures, such as a face lift.

FX CO2 laser skin resurfacing can improve facial flaws, including but not limited to:

  • Fine lines or wrinkles around or under eyes, forehead and mouth
  • Scars from acne or chickenpox
  • Aged or sun-damaged skin

The treatment projects small beams of energy light into the skin. This jump starts and accelerates the body’s natural collagen production.

What treatments does Dr. Rhoad perform with the CO2 laser?

Dr. Rhoad performs both the Active FX and the Total FX. The difference between these options is the intensity, or depth of treatment. Typically, these treatments are applied to the face, neck and/or chest areas. The Scar FX treatment can be performed on targeted areas of the face or body, as appropriate. Limited area treatment is also available, such as areas around the eyes or mouth.

What is the down-time?

The first week to two weeks constitute the biggest downtime following laser resurfacing. During the first week, treated skin is red and ablated. The patient will want to remain indoors. After the initial recovery phase, the patient may have residual redness for some weeks. However, this can be camouflaged with mineral makeup. Sun exposure must be avoided for a full six weeks following treatment.

What is the cost?

The price for the FX CO2 laser resurfacing treatment, as an in-office procedure, ranges from $2900 (Active FX) to $3900 (Total FX).  For a limited time, Dr. Rhoad will treat the face, and include the neck and chest at no additional cost.

What are the results?

A dramatically smoother, fuller and more youthful appearance. Patients who have received the FX CO2 laser treatment will first notice improvements with wrinkle reduction and smoother skin. Because the treatment stimulates collage, it promotes tightening of the skin over time. The treatment can also significantly improve acne scarring.

See Before-and-After CO2 FX Laser Treatment pictures on the Rhoad to Beauty website!

How long will it last?

The effects of the CO2 laser resurfacing may last eight to 10 years.

Where can I learn more about laser skin resurfacing?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is a reliable source of information about laser skin resurfacing as well as the full range of cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures.

Rhoad to Beauty | 512- 476-9149

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