With this treatment, you can achieve lifting and tightening of the skin around the eyes equivalent to and more natural than eyelid surgery with a fraction of the downtime. This amazing laser addresses crows feet, loose skin and hooding and the results are truly astonishing. Come and see if this procedure is right for you!
While both Fraxel and Mixto use a fractional CO2 laser, Fraxel was the first laser skin resurfacing device to come on the market. Mixto Laser Facials is the next generation in laser skin resurfacing and uses only the most advanced technology available. Additionally, this advanced microblative technology allows your skin to heal in a fraction of the time because the entire skin surface is not being ablated at the same time.
If you’d like to know more about the differences between Mixto and Fraxel, call now to schedule your 15 minute complimentary consultation with Dr. Hester.
This procedure works by stimulating the bodys restorative processes using heat derived from laser energy, the skin is triggered to rebuild collagen and remodel. Fractionated laser technology is partially ablative, which means that a small portion of the skin is ablated, paving the way for more healthy youthful looking skin to grow. Smartskin is super versatile, and can treat hard to reach areas, like the skin over the eyelids, ears, side of the nose, face, neck, chest or hands.
Dr. Hester will work closely with you to determine your needs and expectations, and come up with a treatment plan that is just right for you. After consultation and planning, a date will be set for your procedure. You will be given topical anesthetic and/or prescription pain medication to apply prior to your appointment, and after arrival, another layer of anesthetic is applied. The Mixto procedure itself is relatively quick, and afterwards cool packs and protective ointment are applied. Depending on the degree of laser energy you and Dr. Hester have decided upon, you may have anywhere from 1-7 days of downtime (redness, swelling, sunburned sensation). Within a few days, you will see a refreshed, more youthful and improved version of yourself emerge and you will be very glad that you did it!
If you would like to learn more about laser facials (fractional CO2) or you would like to schedule an appointment at our Chevy chase office, please call our office at 859-266-5483.