Fractional CO2 Laser Connecticut

Active FX/Deep FX Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at The Langdon Center in Guilford: Dramatic Results in One Treatment.

Safe & Effective / Moderate Downtime / Impressive Results

Best Treatment For:

  • Moderate to Severe Sun Damage
  • Moderate to Severe Acne Scars
  • Loose Skin & Wrinkles

Most Common Areas Treated:

  • Face


Active FX CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing improves sun-damaged skin and provides skin tightening without the prolonged downtime associated with traditional laser resurfacing.

At The Langdon Center we are always seeking the latest and most effective technology to achieve the best results for our patients. We offer several options for Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing to treat fine lines and deep wrinkles, age spots, sun damage and more. These options include:

ActiveFX: This controlled superficial fractional CO2 laser peel is effective at reducing fine lines, uneven skin tone and surface imperfections, and requires minimal downtime. ActiveFX affects a larger percentage of surface area than most fractional laser treatments and does not penetrate as deep into the skin as conventional laser resurfacing.

Enhanced ActiveFX: For clients looking for a more powerful laser resurfacing treatment, there’s the Enhanced ActiveFX CO2 laser. In both regular and Enhanced ActiveFX treatments, a laser scanner distributes the laser energy evenly over the entire face. However, the main difference in the Enhanced ActiveFX treatment is that the energy is delivered at a faster rate, which produces greater heat. As a result, the skin contracts even more than with standard fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments, leading to greater skin tightening results.

The Enhanced ActiveFX treatment is typically done over the entire face except for the upper eyelids and the eyebrows. Because there is significant contraction of skin, the Enhanced ActiveFX treatment will actually smooth the majority of facial wrinkles, fine lines, and creases.

Patients should expect to see a new layer of skin emerge in the days following an Enhanced ActiveFX treatment.  The recovery takes a few days longer than a regular Enhanced ActiveFX treatment; patients should expect to recover for eight to ten days after the procedure. Patients should moisturize daily during this recovery period.

DeepFX: This advanced fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment penetrates deeper into the skin to improve even deep wrinkles and severe acne scars.  Results can be seen even after a single treatment, making this an ideal procedure for clients who want powerful results in less time.  Final results from this procedure can be seen in three to four months.

TotalFX: Both ActiveFX and DeepFX are combined to provide superficial and deep fractional treatment, reducing acne scars, improving skin texture and tone, and reducing both fine lines and deeper wrinkles.

If you’re considering Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, please schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center by calling us at 844-551-9880 or click here to contact us.

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Commonly Asked Questions about Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing at The Langdon Center in Guilford

What is Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with downtime of only a few days. Unlike traditional laser resurfacing, in which layers of skin are removed over the entire treated area, this treatment is fractional. Small spots of laser energy treat the majority of the surface area in a typical Fractional CO2 Laser treatment. The primary advantage of the CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser is the increased contraction of treated skin that this laser wavelength produces. As explained in Dr. Langdon’s book Understanding Cosmetic Laser Surgery the CO2 laser ablates (removes) layers of skin and causes collagen in the skin to shrink, thus producing contraction of the treated skin. Skin contraction is especially advantageous in patients who have significant sun damage and loose, wrinkled skin.

Where can Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing be used?

The most common areas treated with the Fractional CO2 Laser are the face and neck.

How long does the treatment take?

A treatment of the entire face takes approximately 90 minutes, including administration of local anesthesia.

How soon will I see results?

Obvious results can be seen after just one treatment with continued improvement over time. Two to three Active FX treatments are usually recommended, separated by one to two months, in order to achieve optimal results.  Enhanced ActiveFX usually requires only one treatment.

What will I experience after the treatment?

Because this laser is ablative, there can be pinpoint spots of bleeding a few hours after the procedure; these are removed by simply cleansing the face. During the recovery period a moisturizing ointment such as Aquaphor® is applied. Side effects usually include mild swelling and redness. Mild swelling should subside within a few days, and redness usually fades over the next few  weeks. There is limited, if any, risk of infection or scarring.

How Much Does Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing cost at The Langdon Center in Guilford?

People have varying degrees of sun damage and every person’s skin requires a different number of treatments for the best results. Please contact us for a specific cost.

Patient Testimonial:

“I had a full face laser resurfacing with Dr. Langdon 2weeks ago. The down time was very manageable. The results are amazing! I had wished I did this a while ago. The staff was very helpful and sweet. They truly are a very professional team.” – Susan M .

“Dr. Langdon was thorough and comprehensive in guiding me through the process of selecting an appropriate procedure. His extraordinary skill in performing a full-face laser resurfacing treatment was highly satisfactory. While researching this intervention, I learned that Dr. Langdon is recognized nationally as an expert in his field. Additionally, Dr. Langdon offered an extensive range of intervention options. Following four months of research followed by selecting an intensive procedure, I am confident in Dr. Langdon’s skill and his commitment to stay abreast of new technologies. I recommend Dr. Langdon without reservation and will return to his office for any future needs. I feel fortunate to have access to the resources Dr. Langdon offers.” – Unknown

How do I get started?

Call The Langdon Center at 844-551-9880 to schedule your consultation to learn more about Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, or for more information. Or click here to contact us.