Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing for Acne Scarring with the MiXto Laser
The MiXto laser uses micro-columns of laser energy to reduce acne scarring while providing faster healing than traditional lasers. One or two MiXto laser procedures will improve even the most apparent acne scarring.
Dr. Sikorski has chosen the innovative MiXto SX Fractional laser for Orange County patients who wish to have an effective laser resurfacing treatment that is safe, tolerable, and effective with minimal downtime.
Single Procedures of the MiXto Laser Peel Can
- Smooth Acne Scars (Read patient reviews on Realself)
- Reduce Pigmentation & Sun Damage
- Reduce Wrinkles
- Tighten Loose Skin
- Stimulate New Collagen Production
- Reduce Incidence of Pre cancerous Actinic Keratosis.
Who can benefit from MiXto CO2 Fractional Resurfacing?
MiXto fractional laser treatment is ideal for younger OC patients with acne scarring, older patients with a history of sun damage and superficial wrinkles, and those with superficial skin cancer lesions. A full treatment of the face takes about 30 minutes and requires little to no anesthesia.
What does the treatment feel like?
Most Orange County patients will feel some stinging and burning during the procedure and for several hours afterwards. The stinging and burning will usually subside by 1-2 days. You may take ibuprofen/acetaminophen or similar medications to minimize this discomfort.
What do I look like after the treatment?
Your skin will look red and swollen from 1-3 days after each treatment. In some cases, the swelling and redness may last for 1 week. In approximately 3-4 days, you will probably have some flaking and bronzing of your skin. The flakes usually resolve within a week. Depending on your skin type and sensitivities you may have some residual redness for 2 to 3 weeks which is easily concealed with makeup.
How soon can I use makeup?
Dr. Sikorski advises you not to apply anything to your face, except the ointment provided for use after your procedure, for the first 2-3 days. You may wear make-up after that time. Many Orange County patients find they no longer feel they need makeup – or as much – once they have had laser treatment.
What are the side effects of this treatment?
Common side effects from treatment with the MiXto SX laser include the following: redness lasting for a few hours to a few days, swelling lasting for a few hours to a few days, tenderness during the treatment and immediately after, flaking of skin. Less commonly, you may have significant swelling lasting over one week, hyperpigmentation (darker discoloration), or hypopigmentation (lighter discoloration). Rare side effects include blistering or scarring.
Your consultation visit
You’ll enjoy a relaxing visit to our office where you can ask questions, meet our staff, take a tour of our office and surgical suite and view additional photo results of our OC patients.
Your consultation assessment is with Dr. Sikorski, not an impersonal or commissioned sales person. Fees and procedure preparations are discussed with our patient coordinator, who will detail the surgical experience with you.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you find the simplest solution to achieve the goals you desire. If you are ready to improve the appearance of your skin, call our office in the Orange County area for your MiXto laser consultation with Dr. Sikorski at (949) 448-0487.