The Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of Laser Skin Resurfacing
The latest technological advancements in laser resurfacing are providing easier and faster ways for women to improve the tone, texture, and pigmentation of their skin. When used in consultation with a qualified medical professional, laser resurfacing will not only tighten sagging skin, decrease facial lines, and improve its texture, but it can also reduce the appearance of scars and pigmentation due to age or unprotected sun exposure.
Laser Resurfacing Technologies:
Two of the most commonly used forms of laser resurfacing technology include:
The ablative laser removes thin layers of skin. Ablative lasers offer a deeper form of treatment when compared to nonablative lasers. While treatment with ablative lasers typically requires some downtime, they do produce the most dramatic outcomes. For women looking to reduce severe facial wrinkles, dyspigmentation, and other skin challenges, ablative lasers are frequently the treatment option of choice.
The nonablative laser is used to stimulate collagen growth and tighten the underlying layer of skin. For patients seeking improvement of mild to mild-moderate skin conditions, nonablative lasers can produce a rejuvenating effect. This laser technology can minimize the appearance of fine wrinkles and improve the texture and tone of the skin through gentle treatments that require minimal to no downtime
The treatment selection of ablative or nonablative lasers should always be made in consultation with a medical professional who is familiar with your individual health needs. Be sure to speak with your doctor regarding the laser treatment option that is best for your skin.
Meet the MiXto Fractional C02 Laser
At a Woman’s Healing Center, we’re excited to introduce patients to the MiXto Fractional C02 Laser.
The MiXto Fractional C02 Laser laser delivers striking results without the uncomfortable downtime associated with many CO2 ablative lasers. The MiXto provides patients with the “Gold Standard” of resurfacing effectiveness due to its tightly focused beam. This level of precision delivers both uniform and immediate skin tissue contraction and tightening. As a result of this new technology, patients also experience a secondary positive effect: the production of new collagen 6-12 weeks following treatment. In short, treatments with the MiXto provide all of the benefits of both ablative and nonablative laser resurfacing, without the need for prolonged downtime or anesthesia.
Benefits of the mixto
Patients who have treated skin concerns with the MiXto Fractional C02 Laser have reported the following benefits:
The best thing is that MiXto treatments only require a a topical, cream-based anesthetic and post-treatment discomfort that is no more severe than a sunburn.
Why We Love the Mixto
The MiXto Fractional C02 Laser if offered through a Woman’s Healing Center because it gives our doctors the highest level of control in regulating the depth of penetration and the amount of heat delivered by the laser. This targeted precision allows for a maximum cooling time of the skin tissue during treatment, less post-treatment discomfort, and the fastest recovery!
The MiXto delivers excellent results in one 30-minute treatment session. Treatment with the MiXto has been proven effective and safe for areas of the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Ideal candidates for the MiXto are women with severe acne scars, wrinkles, age spots, and precancerous lesions.Typically, only one treatment is necessary to achieve the desired results, but for deep wrinkles and heavy acne scaring two or more treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
“I had some dramatic improvement in texture and sunspots almost right away. My skin felt and looked tighter. The improvements continued for the next several months resulting in the diminishing of lines.” – LJR
Learn More About Laser Skin Resurfacing
To learn more about the MiXto at a Woman’s Healing Center, watch our short introductory video.
For additional information about laser resurfacing technology, please review these reports from trusted, medical sources:
- Current Laser Resurfacing Technologies: A Review that Delves Beneath the Surface, published in the Seminars in Plastic Surgery Journal
- Laser Surgery, on MedlinePlus from the U.S. National Library of Medicine
- Laser Resurfacing Overview from the Mayo Clinc
About Our Practice
Located in Fort Collins, Colo., a Woman’s Healing Center is an OB-GYN and surgical-quality aesthetics practice whose mission is to help women of all lifestyles heal their way to better health and happiness.
We accomplish our mission through deep listening and straight talk. As such we are the only local alternative to corporatized medicine that provides women the specialized knowledge and training of board-certified female-only obstetricians and gynecologists.
Cherie Worford, M.D., Amy Grove, M.D., and myself are dedicated to helping each patient through her life’s journey—from delivering her babies to navigating the changes in her body and emotions, to offering the latest medical-grade procedures for looking and feeling younger.