Dr. Roche has been a luminary for Lumenis Corporation for more than 10 years. He is currently one of eight cosmetic surgeons in the U.S., and the only one in Michigan, performing the new CO2 ActiveFX and MaxFX laser treatments. The resurfacing procedure is being offered to patients for removal of fine lines, wrinkles, spider vein removal, and skin discoloration. Active FX is amazing for skin rejuvenation on the hands, neck and chest as well.
The UltraPulse Encore has over a decade of proven results documented in over 100 clinical studies. And now the range of treatment options has been expanded to include new ActiveFX treatment settings for people with an active lifestyle.
ActiveFX is a procedure that combines the gold standard laser for skin resurfacing with fractional coverage. Fractional coverage means that only a fraction of the surface of our skin is actually treated by the laser. By leaving small “bridges” of untouched skin, you heal much quicker and you can get back to your busy lifestyle sooner.
Dr. Roche performs the procedure in the office with a topical anesthetic cream that is applied 30-40 minutes before the ActiveFX procedure begins. There is little/no pain – most patients say they feel warmth similar to a sunburn. Most patients can drive themselves home. You can gently wash your face with cool water and you can shower normally. You should keep your skin moist (with AquaPhor or other ointment). With the washing and moisture regimen, your photodamaged skin will begin to flake off within a 2 days. After about 4-5 days, you skin surface will begin to “re-epithelize” and your doctor will probably let you wear make-up. Pinkness should be gone in about a week.
Only the UltraPulse™ Encore ® system gives your doctor the versatility for a wide range of treatments.
Dr. Roche will adjust the settings to meet your individual needs.
The MaxFX procedure uses the gold standard laser for resurfacing. Complete coverage by the laser provides the maximum tightening and wrinkle reduction, maximum reduction in dyschromia, and best stimulation of new collagen growth.
In addition to the laser resurfacing procedure, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift and reshaping), endoscopic brow lift (forehead lift), and other procedures can be performed at the same time. The results of these procedures make you look decades younger.
Dr. Roche performs these procedures in a surgical suite. Some procedures can be performed with injection blocks, others under general anesthesia. Dr. Roche may prescribe and analgesic. You can gently wash your face with cool water. You should keep your skin moist (with AquaPhor or other ointment). With the washing and moisture regimen, your photodamaged skin will begin to flake off within a day or so. After about 5-7 days, you skin surface will be “re-epithelized” and Dr. Roche may let you wear make-up. Pinkness will last from a few days to weeks, depending on how aggressive the procedure was and which other procedures were performed at the same time.
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