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 skin resurfacing.  The minimally-invasive application delivers 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 eyes, forehead, and mouth
  • Scars from acne or chickenpox
  • Aged or sun-damaged skin

The treatment projects small beams of laser-strenght light into the skin. The ablative effect 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 downtime following laser resurfacing is ten to fourteen days. During the first week, treated skin is red and ablated. The patient will want to remain indoors. After this 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 for the face, as an in-office procedure, ranges from $3950 (Active FX) to $4950 (Total FX).  An additional area such as the neck, chest, or hands are $500 dollars each. (Both hands are considered to be one area.)

What are the results?

You can expect a dramatically smoother, fuller, and more youthful appearance. Patients who have received the FX CO2 laser treatment will see immediate improvements with fewer wrinkles, less pigmentation, and smoother skin texture. Because the treatment stimulates collage, it promotes tightening of the skin over time. The treatment also significantly improves acne scarring. You will look great in less than a month. You’ll look even better in six months!

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

How long will it last?

With proper skin care, the effects of the CO2 laser resurfacing can 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 on as well as a full range of cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures. Follow this link to learn more: laser skin resurfacing