Turn Back Time! Improve Your Skin’s Appearance and SLOW the Signs of Aging.
The MiXto SX Micro Fractional CO2 Laser is a new treatment of Skin Rejuvenation that makes it possible for you to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post-treatment down time. A single treatment can show significant improvement in skin texture and color while softening wrinkles.
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. Click Here to see a quick overview as to how this MiXto procedure can help you look your very best!
The benefits to the Patient are:
- Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
- Minimal discomfort with topical anesthetic
- Minimal downtime (5 days)
- Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
- Removal of age and sun spots
- New collagen production.
The MiXto SX® can safely treat:
Face, Neck, Chest, Arms and Hands
In the During Treatment image below, you see Dr. Newman performing the Mixto laser on a patient under local anesthesia. Note the micro fractional pattern of the laser which does not completely ablate the skin as in traditional lasers or peels.
In the After Treatment image, you see a patient immediately after complete face, neck and chest treatment. The patient’s face has a the protective Aquaphor ointment on the skin which patients keep applying for 3 days before switching to their normal moisturizer. The neck and chest areas do not have any ointment applied yet and one can see the appearance of the skin immediately after the procedure.
Example Of Post Treatment Patient Progress:
Patients will experience some degree of facial redness for a short period after treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MiXto SX Micro Fractional C02?
C02 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 C02 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 SX stands for the Mixture between C02 energy and fractional resurfacing, the SX stand for surgical because the Laser can also be used to make a very clean incision without bleeding.
How does it work?
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 patented 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 the patient and the physician!
How is this different than other laser treatments?
The MiXto delivers more results in a 30-minute treatment than competitors can accomplish in 3 treatments for less discomfort, downtime and cost.
Does it hurt?
For most patients we apply topical anesthetic and oral Tylenol then they can drive themselves home. The discomfort is similar to bad sunburn.
What are the risks?
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 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 antivirus prescription before the treatment. Fractional Treatment with the MiXto SX has been proven safe for the face, neck, chest and hands.
How long is recovery?
Most patients are ready to go back to work the next day, but it depends on the patient and their lifestyle. Typical downtime is 4-5 days.
What is the recovery like?
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.
When do you see the results?
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.
Who is the best candidate for this procedure?
There are three separate groups the MiXto 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.
How many treatments are needed?
In most cases only one, but for deeper wrinkles and acne scars two or more treatments.
Is it just for the face or can it be used on other areas of the body?
It is most commonly used on the face but can be used on neck, chest, arms and hands.
Is the treatment expensive?
The new technology has actually brought the price down due without the compromising the results.
What is the cost?
MiXto treatments are generally under $3000.00 for a one-time full-face treatment.
“I had some dramatic improvement in texture and sun spots almost right away. My skin felt and looked tighter. The improvements continued for the next several months resulting in diminishing of lines.” LJR
“I have always taken great care of my skin but nothing was helping with the brown spots and fine lines on my face. I heard amazing things about MiXto skin resurfacing through my golfing friends and decided to try it myself. The biggest improvement I noticed was the texture of my skin was so much smoother. When I went to the Doctor for my checkup visit, they were impressed with the texture but were more amazed at the tightening effect it had along my jaw line and around my eyes. It’s been six months since my MiXto treatment and my skin improves everyday!” Wilma G
“I have always taken good care of my skin but at 48 years of age I started noticing brown spots on my cheeks and puffiness under my eyes. I decided to take the step and see if the MiXto could improve my appearance. At my first visit they took my before photos showed me the reality of how bad my skin looked without makeup! I scheduled my treatment ASAP! The office managed my expectations so I was prepared for the worst, and experienced what I thought was an easy process. Within 4 days my skin was peeled and looked fresh and slightly pink. I was told to wear sunscreen and could apply makeup but didn’t really need it. My skin looks fantastic with one treatment and best of all my lower eyelids are not puffy anymore!” Kay
“I’m a 68 year old Irish male with fair skin. My skin is sun damaged with premature aging, solar freckles, actinic keratosis and pigmentation changes all due to the sun. My Physician, John Shega M.D. recommended the MiXto fractional C02 laser because of all the damage to my skin, and the potential of future problems the spots could get worse. I also wanted to look a bit younger! I had the MiXto procedure done on 8/11/08. After mild swelling with bronzing of the skin, I peeled for about 2 days, and after a week the redness was gone. I have received complement after complement about my “NEW” face and how much “younger” I look, (one lady at my church actually said that I looked Hot!) What a difference this has made for me! With smooth skin now on my face and a younger look, I could not be more pleased. I have been told I look 15 years younger, what a deal this is, with just a few days of redness and peeling! Worries about future medical problems with my facial skin have vanished and I now have a new face and a new life!” Joe Doogan
“Six months after having the MiXto laser treatment, I was asked by my family physician what happened to my skin? Every year, I would have pre-cancerous spots removed from my face but not this time. This amazing treatment has motivated me to take care of my skin. I now always apply sunscreen when outdoors.” Paul R. Danville
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