Dr. John D. Stover DDS, MD, PhD
TRIPLE BOARD CERTIFIED:
Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diplomate, National Board of Dental Anesthesiology
Cosmetic Centers of Hawaii
Most comprehensive cosmetic surgical procedures in Hawaii
For a fast, effective treatment that reduces fine lines and scars, try the cutting edge laser treatment – Active FX!
A non-surgical laser procedure that can reduce scars and smooth away wrinkles and lines, Active FX is fast becoming a popular way for both men and women to rejuvenate the face. You may hear Active FX referred to as a skin tightening, non-surgical rejuvenation, facial rejuvenation, or skin resurfacing procedure. It is all of those things.
Active FX utilizes fractional CO2 micro-beams which are highly targeted on the treatment areas. As a result, the surrounding areas remain intact, speeding your healing process.
Active FX sets your body's natural healing response in motion, causing it to produce more collagen, which plumps and smoothes the skin where it is needed. This rejuvenation or resurfacing can treat fine lines, scarring, and even deeper wrinkles. Primarily used on the face, Active FX is also effective on the neck, chest, and hands and can be used to even out skin tone.
The treatment should take about one hour, and it is best to have someone available to drive you home so that you can relax afterward. Dr. Stover recommends intravenous sedation during Active FX. This ensures your comfort and optimizes the treatment.
Active FX is a moderately aggressive treatment, but it heals much faster than previously available procedures, requiring little downtime from work and other activities. You will be given instructions for post-procedure care to speed and ease your healing process. These might include the use of aloe vera, moisturizer, and/or sunblock.
You can expect to experience some minor discomfort, redness, and swelling for a few days to a week after your treatment, followed by some peeling of the skin. You will be able to see your results better after the peeling process has completed over a few days.
Your body continues to produce more collagen for three or four months after your procedure, so while you will see immediate results, your appearance will improve even more for a period of time. If you take good care of your skin, following Dr. Stover's instructions, the outcome of your Active FX treatment should last for multiple years.
Active FX is often performed at the same time as a Deep FX treatment. These procedures are very similar, but Deep FX reaches a deeper layer of skin and is more often used to target specific deeper wrinkles or deep scars. Active FX is frequently then performed all over the face for a smoother appearance. This combination is called Total FX and can produce more satisfying results for many people. Please see the Deep FX page for more information about this related procedure. A Total FX treatment takes about an hour.
Active FX can also be performed with other non-surgical procedures, such as dermal fillers, Botox Cosmetic injections, and more to produce the best possible result. During your consultation, Dr. Stover will provide you with thorough information about all of your options and will recommend the procedures that will help you look your absolute best.
Working with a highly qualified, board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Stover helps ensure a positive result.
Let Active FX gives you smoother facial skin, fewer wrinkles, fewer scars, and even skin tone!
Dr. John D. Stover is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Stover continually updates his knowledge, skills, and practice in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures, which has made him one of Hawaii's leading cosmetic surgeons.
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