I am getting lots of redness which is lasting 6 weeks and longer.
Checkerboard where I did Deepfx. Any suggestions about how to avoid or help
it fade faster. It fades to the point where it can be covered up within 2 weeks,
but still would like to know any tricks you have come up with.
Also for men, they don't use coverup makeup! - so this is more of a problem.
Finally, any tips for better visualization of where you have treated with
DeepFx? Hard to see pulse patterns and with blood and serum oozing, hard to tell exactly where you have been. Any tips??? Are you all having the same problems?
I do Deepfx at 17.5 j with Density 3
I do ActiveFx over deepfx at density 1 energy 70 (to blend color).
I try to place pulse patterns right next to each other without leaving
spaces. I do Activefx around the eyes (not deep)
This is an indication that you’ve done a deep treatment. Think back to your experience with totally ablative co2 – deeper treatments are pinker for longer. You may want to adjust your parameters to decrease your fluence.
Agree with all, but we also use a series of high intensity red and yellow led treatments afterwards which definetly helps. Some redness post Co2 is expected though and this happens even with the lowest treatment settings.
Any long term pigment issues (hypo/hyper) with ST 4? Have you done darker ST
with the fractional CO2?
You are right on with the sun issue. People will use every crappy cream in the
book or stand on their head for the first 24hrs, but sun avoidance is the
uncompliant patients specialty.