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Mixto Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments
The MiXto is the latest technology in micro fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing which can be used on most skin types for laser skin treatments.
MiXto Laser can treat the face, neck, chest, hands, and arms and delivers more results in a 30-minute treatment than most other systems can deliver in 3 treatments with less discomfort, downtime, and cost.
Slater Aesthetic & Center for Anti-Aging offers cutting edge technology and non-surgical minimally invasive options for skin rejuvenation and Anti-Aging. At this time this treatment is available at our Buckhead Office in Atlanta. Dr. Monte Slater is a board-certified physician with 30 years of experience. MiXto stands for the Mixture between CO2 energy and fractional resurfacing, the SX stands for surgical, because the laser can also be used to make a very clean incision without bleeding.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MiXto Micro Fractional CO2? 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. The treatment improves fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
How does it work? The MiXto Fractional Laser 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.
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 with less discomfort, and less cost.
What are the risks? Erythema (redness of the 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 antiviral prescription before the treatment. The MiXto has been proven safe for the face, neck, chest, and hands.
How long is the 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.
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.
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 in other areas of the body? It is most commonly used on the face but can be used on the neck, chest, arms, and hands.