TOTALFX, ACTIVEFX, AND DEEPFX

WHAT IS TOTALFX “FRACTIONAL” LASER RESURFACING?

TotalFX is a fractional CO2 laser procedure that combines both the ActiveFX and DeepFX treatment.

During the procedure, a high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles and scars, remove brown spots and other skin irregularities. It also stimulates formation of new underlying collagen to continue improvement over time.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTIVEFX, DEEPFX AND TOTAL FX?

ActiveFX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for the active person. It is a fractional laser treatment, meaning only a fraction of the skin’s surface is treated by the laser, leaving small areas of skin “untouched” allowing for a faster healing process and enables you to get back to normal activities sooner. The treatment causes the upper layer of skin to peel off and regenerate a layer of new, healthy skin.

DeepFX is CO2 laser skin resurfacing for deeper wrinkles and scars that have a dermal component. This treatment also uses a fractional pattern to aid in the regeneration process. The deep heating associated with DeepFX causes immediate collagen tightening and long-term collagen remodeling. The patient can expect softening and smoothing of wrinkles and scars, with improved skin texture. The Deep FX treatment is fantastic for wrinkles around the mouth and eyes

Total FX combines the Active FX and Deep FX systems. The results are fractional resurfacing of the surface of your skin, removing sun damage and brown spots, as well as the deeper skin, removing wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone. Total FX is a complete resurfacing treatment capable of astounding results.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I NEED ACTIVEFX, DEEPFX OR TOTALFX?

Patients can opt for only an ActiveFX treatment, depending on the areas of concern. However, we recommends using the Active FX and Deep FX treatments together for most patients, as they provide optimal results.

HOW LONG DOES TOTALFX LAST?

Total FX is a long term treatment with results that can last for years.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A TOTALFX TREATMENT?

  • Immediate collagen tightening
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Softens deep lines
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
  • Eliminates and reduces age spots and sun damage
  • Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin

The results of a TotalFX laser treatment are long-term and, with proper sun protection, can persist for many years. Most effects of treatment become visible right away, whereas others – such as new collagen formation – build up gradually and become more evident over time. Therefore, most people look even better 3-6 months after the procedure.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?

The treatment itself lasts approximately 20 minutes. You should plan on an hour for the entire visit in order for us to apply anesthetic cream prior to the treatment, to help minimize discomfort.

During the treatment, you will feel a warm sensation over the area being treated.

WHAT IS THE TOTALFX RECOVERY PERIOD LIKE?

Recovering from the procedure is much like any laser treatment. The skin may feel slightly sunburned and swollen and require a bit of cooling. This can be controlled with ice packs and medications prescribed.

There may be a red, crusted appearance for eight or more days with the heavier CO2 laser or just four days with the ActiveFX laser. The skin will likely appear as a sunburn and this will subside over a few days or weeks as the skin heals and begins to peel.

Keeping the skin moisturized is always a good idea as is avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun. It is possible to get back to work and an everyday routine after the procedure as long as the skin is taken care of.

HOW SOON CAN I BE ACTIVE AFTER TOTALFX?

Compared to other total resurfacing treatments, patient recovery from ActiveFX and DeepFX treatments is rapid. Of course everyone will heal at various rates depending on the depth of the treatment, the particular areas treated and your own healing rate. Light resurfacing may take only a few days to heal, while deeper treatments can take up to just over a week.

WHEN DO I SEE RESULTS FROM TOTALFX?

Results are often visible right away and progressively get more noticeable as time goes by. The skin will peel and heal over and new collagen is formed, thus filling fine lines, removing discolorations on the face, and tightening loose skin. The results may reach their peak up to six months after the initial treatment.

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About Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

In 2002 renowned board certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Snehal Amin and leading board certified dermatologist Dr. Noah Gratch, teamed up to found Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery (MDCS) (Formerly - Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery), which has since become among the best known and most respected practices for both medical and cosmetic skin care in the country. Located in Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, Plainview and Manhattan, NY, the practice offers patients the most advanced skin treatments, utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art equipment available.

The two have assembled a blue-chip staff of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and estheticians who provide New York City and Long Island patients with expert care for all skin issues. This ranges from skillfully treating skin cancer with the technically sophisticated Mohs surgery to creating and executing customized skin rejuvenation programs.

The practice brings together a roster of top-rated physicians and surgeons from the most prestigious medical institutions in the country.

In addition to amassing a loyal clientele, MDCS’s physicians are frequently sought out by the media for their expertise on skin issues and treatment. Physician’s at the practice have also published numerous scientific papers of their latest discoveries and advancements. 

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In 2002 renowned board certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Snehal Amin and leading board certified dermatologist Dr. Noah Gratch, teamed up to found Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery (MDCS) (Formerly - Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery), which has since become among the best known and most respected practices for both medical and cosmetic skin care in the country. Located in Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, Plainview and Manhattan, NY, the practice offers patients the most advanced skin treatments, utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art equipment available.

The two have assembled a blue-chip staff of dermatologists, plastic surgeons and estheticians who provide New York City and Long Island patients with expert care for all skin issues. This ranges from skillfully treating skin cancer with the technically sophisticated Mohs surgery to creating and executing customized skin rejuvenation programs.

The practice brings together a roster of top-rated physicians and surgeons from the most prestigious medical institutions in the country.

In addition to amassing a loyal clientele, MDCS’s physicians are frequently sought out by the media for their expertise on skin issues and treatment. Physician’s at the practice have also published numerous scientific papers of their latest discoveries and advancements. 


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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Very nice and professional doctors, they are very easy to talk to and their staff is always professional and really polite. I highly recommend them!!"

    Laith O.
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    "I've only been coming here for a month, but I love how contemporary the offices are--the electronic check-in and co-pay pre-payment system is awesome."

    Alexis T.
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    "Dr. Amin is a superb dermatologist at a superb practice. He once got me in on very short notice for a complicated procedure, and I left feeling like he really cared."

    John H.
  • Yelp

    "I have been to see most of the doctors here, and I really like this group! They are knowledgeable and truly care about my issues."

    Beth D.
  • Yelp

    "This is a welcome change with today's healthcare environment in which Physicians have to see more patients and spend less time with their patients."

    David Z.
  • Yelp

    "I have a lot of moles, and have seen a lot of dermatologists. Dr. Gratch stands out as being very thorough, pleasant, and efficient. Office staff is also cool. "

    Derek F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Amin did a great job reassuring me and made me feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable, skilled, and patient. He spent a lot of time with me."

    Di.
  • Vitals

    "Anticipate patient's needs. I am surprised that there are such few great doctors like Dr. Gratch out there. I recommend Dr. Gratch for anyone with a skin issue."

    S.P.
  • Vitals

    "I really enjoyed my time with Dr. Engelman. She is bright, kind, and capable. She knew my diagnosis right away, but didn't rush me out of her office."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Schadlow is bright, caring, efficient and knowledgeable. She's got great bedside manner and helped clear up my concerns. Her staff was excellent too."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "He and his associates are top notch; young, knowledgeable and caring. They respond clearly to all questions and do not rush the visit. Great all around service."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "He is also the best cosmetic surgeon I have had for repairing the skin cancer sites...He said his work is "guaranteed for life."...he saved my face if not my life."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I have been treated by most of the doctors for my most basic skin care needs to the more elective procedures. I am confident that I am receiving the very best skin care"

    Olivia C.
  • Yelp

    "I've been a patient of both Dr. Schadlow for a few several dermatological procedures, and then Dr. Amin for mohs surgery. I found them both extremely professional."

    Karen M.
  • Yelp

    "I've been to quite a few specialists and Dr. Gratch REALLY knows what he's talking about. Moreover, the office itself is a model of efficiency."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "The service was quick and effective. I already booked an appointment for my husband and will make sure to share with all my friends."

    Millie K.
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    "I love this place. I have acne problem skin and Tamila Deveny has been helping me with my treatment. I have seen a lot of progress in my skin thanks to her."

    Deniz S.
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    "Dr. Amin was efficient, explained what he was doing and why, and gave me clear instructions on how to care for my skin over the long term to prevent breakouts."

    Priya C.
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    "I also really like this office, the staff are really nice and professional, I did not have to wait long, and their prices are comparable to others in the city."

    Khrystyna C.
  • Yelp

    "The doctors assistant was very friendly as well. Dr. Schadlow was great! Very knowledgeable and caring. Overall, great experience. I was in and out in about 25 minutes."

    Kalina N.

 


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