Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

The future is here with new technology in skin resurfacing with the MiXto SX®. Combining the effectiveness of Carbon Dioxide lasers long known to be the GOLD STANDARD in wrinkle removal with an innovative “quadrant” fractional technology and a more tightly focused beam, the MiXto SX® laser delivers uniform tissue ablation to the dermis causing immediate contraction and tissue tightening. A secondary effect is the production of new collagen over the next 6-12 weeks. This advanced technology delivers powerful results without the harsh side effects and downtime of traditional CO2 resurfacing.The MiXto® treatment is giving all the benefits of traditional laser resurfacing, without general anesthesia, pain and prolonged downtime.

The benefits to the Patient are:

  • Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
  • Minimal discomfort with topical anesthetic
  • Minimal downtime (7 days)
  • Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removal of age and sun spots
  • New collagen production for up to one year following treatment.

The MiXto® treatment is giving all the benefits of traditional laser resurfacing, without general anesthesia, pain and prolonged downtime.

Actual Alamo Hills Laser Client Treated With MixTo CO2 Laser Resurfacing

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CO2 is a Carbon Dioxide laser that has been used for more than 25 years in the aesthetic industry for treatment of conditions such as fine and deep wrinkles, scars of various origin, uneven pigmentation and dilated pores. When the CO2 beam of light comes in contact with the epidermis it heats and vaporizes the skin tissue, instantly removing the superficial layers of the skin, scars and wrinkles while smoothing out the surface of the skin. The skin remodeling occurs with new skin and collagen growth. MiXto stands for the mixture between CO2 energy and fractional resurfacing, and the SX stands for surgical, because the laser can also be used to make a very clean incision without bleeding.

The MiXto SX® gives the Physician more control to regulate the depth of penetration and the amount of heat delivered by the beam. The high speed scanner, driven by a patent-pending algorithm divides the treatment area into four quadrants, or “fractions”, and skips the beam from quadrant to quadrant so that each strike is separated by the longest possible interval. This process is repeated until the entire area is treated. Dividing energy this way allows maximum time for thermal cooling of the tissue, less pain for the patient and faster recovery! Compared to traditional resurfacing of the past this is a big step in technology for both the patient and the physician!

The MiXto SX® delivers more results in a 45-minute treatment than competitors can accomplish in 3 treatments with less discomfort, downtime and cost.

For all patients we apply a compounded topical anesthetic ointment. Oral pain medications are available, however a driver is needed. We also offer Pronox, which is nitrous oxide (laughing gas). This provides additional comfort and you are able to drive yourself home after. The discomfort is similar to bad sunburn.

Erythema (redness of skin): the laser-treated areas have a distinctive redness representing increased blood flow due to the growth of the superficial tissue and collagen. It will gradually fade during the first few days. Inflammation (swelling): Treatment with the MiXto SX® System presents a minimal amount of swelling that can last up to 24 hours. Hyperpigmentation (tanning): This is presented after the third day of the procedure but then begins to shed and reveal younger healthy looking skin. A personal interview and clinical examination will be conducted to obtain relevant facts about your medical and dermatologic history, and any medications you are currently taking or have taken in the past. If you are prone to cold sores, you need to ask your doctor for an antiviral prescription before the treatment. Fractional Treatment with the MiXto SX® has been proven safe for the face, neck, chest and hands.

Most patients experience downtime of 7 days during the initial healing stages.

The patient is red and can be swollen the next day. On the second, third and fourth day the patient is peeling and can experience a little itchiness typical to a sunburn.

Right away! When we are doing the procedure you can immediately see the skin contract and shrink. The patient will really see the benefits by the time the skin is completely peeled and will continue to see results for up to six months with new collagen regeneration that “plumps” up the skin.

There are three separate groups the MiXto SX® applies to; the younger patient with severe acne scars, the middle-aged patient with wrinkles and age spots and the older patient with wrinkles, age spots and pre-cancerous lesions.

In most cases only one, but for deeper wrinkles and acne scars two or more treatments.

It is most commonly used on the face but can be used on neck, chest, arms and hands.

The new technology has actually brought the price down, without compromising the results.

MiXto treatments range from $1250.00- $3000.00 depending on treatment area for a one-time treatment.

Venezia Lift

We are happy to announce a new way to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with minimal downtime. This is possible by using our amazing CO2 Mixto laser but with new settings that are non-ablative, meaning it does not create damage to upper layers of the skin. The laser energy into the dermis which generates heat to rejuvenate tissues through new collagen production.  This smooths out fine lines and wrinkles by tightening the skin.  Immediately after the treatment the skin is red which usually lasts from 3-5 days.  A mild moisturizer or other post procedure topical, such as Neova Copper cream, may be applied for a few days.  A series of 3 treatments is recommended and are spaced every 3-6 weeks.  An under eye treatment takes 15 minutes and a full face and neck can be treated in 30 minutes.  A topical numbing cream is applied for about 30 minutes before the treatment for added patient comfort. Venezia Lift can also be added to other treatments such as Legend Pro Microneedling. When done together amazing results in even one treatment can be achieved.  Call today for your complimentary consultation to see if the Venezia Lift is right for you.

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