If you are unhappy with the appearance of your complexion due to signs of aging and acne scars, you don’t have to opt for surgical options. MiXto laser resurfacing can help to rejuvenate the skin with minimal downtime.
What is Laser resurfacing/MiXto?
MiXto is a laser resurfacing treatment for the neck, face, chest, hands, and arms. This treatment works on all skin types and is great to treat signs of aging. Not only can this treatment rejuvenate the skin, it can also address pigmentation problems, large pores, wrinkles, acne scars, skin lesions, sun damage, and more.
How Does Laser Resurfacing Work?
MiXto is a fractional laser, meaning it removes columns of skin instead of the entire skin surface. These micro injuries stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, treating skin irregularities and rejuvenating the overall complexion. Most patients only require one treatment, though individuals with deeper wrinkles may require two or more.
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Laser resurfacing/MiXto Results
After this cosmetic treatment, most patients can return to work the next day, depending on the work and the patient’s lifestyle. Most patients need 4-5 days to fully recover. Patients can expect to experience redness and swelling the next day, with peeling during the third and fourth days. After the skin has peeled, patients can see new, rejuvenated skin underneath.
Patients in the Denver or Lone Tree areas who are interested in laser resurfacing to rejuvenate their complexion can contact FacesFirst Cosmetic Surgery today. Please contact us at 303-744-2300 to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does laser resurfacing results last?
Laser skin resurfacing results typically last five years or more since you are creating fresh new skin without the effects of sun or aging. However, many find that by returning every so often for a touch-up treatment helps to maintain results longer.
Is laser resurfacing painful?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments may cause discomfort for some, while others find it to be quite tolerable. To help ensure your comfort during treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream beforehand.
Which is better chemical peel or laser resurfacing?
Overall, both procedures share the goal of improving the skins overall appearance. Laser resurfacing generally delivers stronger and quicker results than peels and has the added benefit or more contraction of your skin from the heat of the laser, resulting in tighter skin.
What does your face look like after laser resurfacing?
After laser skin resurfacing you will experience some redness and swelling. It may feel as though you have a sunburn as you heal. The treated area usually dries and peels about five to seven days after treatment.
Is laser resurfacing permanent?
The effects of laser skin resurfacing are permanent when treating scars, and long lasting when it comes to visible signs of aging. To maintain your anti-aging results, we recommend good, medical grade skin care, daily sunscreen and sometimes a repeat treatments.
Can I wash my face after laser treatment?
You may need to wait 72 hours following laser resurfacing to wash your face. When you do wash your face, use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser and pat the area dry.
Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.