FACE is proud to be of the first to bring AdvaTx to the U.S. The AdvaTx laser is the worlds most advanced solid state yellow vascular laser (589nm) and also the first hybrid to incorporate rejuvenation (1319nm) to address a wide range of conditions including acne, skin tone, fine lines, rosacea, broken vessels, redness, pores, and texture all-in-one visit without pain and with little to no discomfort or downtime.
Q: What is the AdvaTx laser?
A: The AdvaTx laser is the worlds most advanced solid state yellow vascular laser (589nm) and also the first hybrid to incorporate rejuvenation (1319nm) to address a wide range of conditions including acne, skin tone, fine lines, rosacea, broken vessels, redness, pores, and texture all-in-one visit without pain and with little to no discomfort or downtime.
Q: What Concerns Can ADVATx Treat?
A: The ADVATx laser improves a wide range of conditions resulting in an overall skin appearance. Some of the common concerns ADVATx can improve include:
Q: How is the AdvaTx laser different than other vascular lasers?
A: The AdvaTx is the first to use a combination of a solid state yellow vascular laser with a skin rejuvenation laser all in one treatment. The Cutera Excel V+ is the most complete vascular laser in the world, but causes swelling so it is not optimal for combining with fractional rejuvenation lasers same day. The convenience of being able to treat such a wide variety of skin conditions in the same visit make the AdvaTx a great choice for many people. If an individual has more advanced rosacea, and that is the only goal, our Skin Management Experts™ will recommend the Excel V+ protocol over the AdvaTx protocol. It is important to see your individual needs through our Skin Checkup™ consultation.
Q: How does the AdvaTx help acne?
A: Those who are serious about treating acne with lasers have long known that a combination of light therapies yield the best results. ADVATx is the only laser in the world to combine 1319nm, widely accepted as the gold standard in addressing overactive sebaceous glands with 589nm, the wavelength of choice when targeting P.acne bacteria and the underlying vascular structure which supports cystic nodes. Further, the 589nm wavelength helps remove the redness in both active acne and acne scars, leading to the visible, long term results that people are seeking.
Q: How does the AdvaTx help scars and wrinkles?
A: For treating scars we rely on the proven 589nm wavelength to remove redness while 1319nm helps rebuild collagen in the area. Wrinkle reduction, along with skin rejuvenation benefits such as improved texture, tone, and pore size, occurs by utilizing 1319nm to cause protein denaturation, stimulating collagen regenesis, once again exemplifying the versatility of the ADVATx laser.
Q: Am I a Good Candidate for the ADVATx laser?
A: One of the advantages of the ADVATx technology is that it can target so many skin challenges in a session, more than most lasers on the market. In addition, there is little to no downtime, pain, or swelling of other lasers. This gentle laser is safely performed on people of all ages and most skin tones, however darker skin tones may require treatment with lightening creams prior to treatment.
Q: How many treatments do I need of the AdvaTx laser?
A: For vascular and rejuvenation protocols, it is recommended to go through a series of 4-6 sessions, spaced about 2-4 weeks apart, even though you will see benefits after your first session. It can vary depending on the initial baseline of the skin, a persons age and goals, among other factors. Your Skin Management Expert™ will go over this at your Skin Checkup™ to address your individual needs.
Q: What Should I Expect During the AdvaTx Procedure?
A: Our Skin Management Experts™ will conclude during your Skin Checkup™ whether to exclusively use the vascular or rejuvenation handpiece, or to combine both helping more advanced skin conditions. The 589 nm laser which is used for redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, and active acne, and the 1319 wavelength is utilized for acne scars, fine wrinkles, tone, texture, and pore size.
Q: What can I expect after the AdvaTx laser?
A: Your skin will be visibly pink or red immediately post treatment, however that fades generally very quickly. You will be able to return to most all normal daily activities, except for any immediate sun exposure for the first 24 hours. Special post care instructions for topical use of products, will be clarified at your visit.
Q: How long does the AdvaTx treatment take?
A: The AdvaTx laser session usually takes less than 30 minutes. If you are combining with other treatments, your session would be longer.
Q: Is the AdvaTx laser painful?
A: One of the unique attributes to the AdvaTx laser is that it is not painful where topical numbing is necessary. It is a great advantage for those who are concerned about too invasive of treatments.