Mixto Laser Skin Resurfacing

Improve the look and feel of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles with our customizable Mixto® Laser Resurfacing.  Options are just as unique as you…and the results are smoother, softer, more radiant skin.

The Mixto® Advantage

Our Mixto® Resurfacing laser is fractionated, which means that we can customize the treatment to be Light or Deep…or a mixture of the two.  This ensures that your results can be what you want and your downtime can be, too.  The Mixto® is a resurfacing laser which exfoliates skin cells by vaporizing tiny dots instead of removing everything. This means faster healing and less risk.

Here’s What Mixto® Can Do For You:

  • Soften deep or indented acne scars
  • Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brighten skin tone and texture
  • Tighten the most superficial skin layers
  • Lighten unwanted skin pigmentation
  • Smooth bumpy growths or lesions
*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary

The CSSC Advantage

Our Mixto® Providers Are Laser Experts

Mixto® Skin Resurfacing is carbon dioxide laser resurfacing at its highest quality.  It’s calibration requires an expert touch, understanding of how skin reacts to laser light, and how the skin heals after laser stimulation.  Our two laser providers, Jessie Mallalieu and Susan Young, are the last word in laser skin resurfacing.  Both have over 12 years’ experience in laser and cosmetic dermatology and will customize your plan to meet your needs safely.

We Match Your Goals To Your Budget

We know that one of the scariest parts of a cosmetic procedure can be worrying about the cost.  That’s why we’re happy to provide Mixto® estimates over-the-phone.  Please call us to discuss your questions:  (301)698-2424.

Our Business Is Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology

Our doors opened in 2001 and since then we’ve been committed to excellence in skin health and rejuvenation.  Our patients are happy, love their results, and are our best referral source.

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Deep Mixto®

What are Deep Mixto® treatments?

Deep Mixto® treatments involve using our most advanced Mixto® Laser hand piece at deeper, higher fluence settings. This is the most state-of-the-art use of ablative, fractionated carbon dioxide lasers. Treatments aim to remove skin cells and elements of the deeper layers of skin, which causes maximum collagen contraction and regeneration.

What is the treatment like?

On the day of the treatment, we apply a deep numbing mask in our office for two hours. Injections of local anesthetic may also be used if indicated. Then we remove the mask and our provider pulses the desired areas with the Mixto® laser.

A full face takes about 20-30 minutes for each pass. Smaller areas may only take a few minutes. The total treatment time depends on how aggressive you want to be.

How many treatments are required?

For rejuvenation of the face, we recommend a Deep Mixto® treatment every few years.  Treatments can be repeated as much as every 2-4 months on small areas of acne or traumatic scarring.

What is the downtime?

After a treatment, your skin quickly becomes red, swollen and moist, followed by a period of peeling and healing. Total downtime depends on how aggressive you want to be.

If the eye and mouth area are treated, swelling around the eyes or mouth will occur and last a few days. Redness occurs at all treatment sites and may take 1-2 weeks to fade. Dark specks at the sites of the laser dots can also take 1-2 weeks to fade.

What are the risks?

Most reactions to the treatment are temporary, as described above.  There are rare reports of infections, persistent redness, temporary or permanent pigment changes (lightening or darkening of skin), and scarring.

Who will I see for my Deep Mixto® treatment?

Deep Mixto® treatments are completed by Jessie Mallalieu, our Physician Assistant.  Call today to schedule your consultation with Jessie:  (301)698-2424.


 

Light Mixto®

What is a Light Mixto®?

For our Light Mixto®, we use laser settings at medium intensity and density. The results are more modest than the Deep Mixto® and there is less associated downtime.

What is the treatment like?

On the day of the treatment, we apply a numbing mask and have you relax in our office for about two hours. Then, we remove the mask and our provider pulses the desired areas with the Mixto® laser.

A full face takes about 20 minutes for each pass. The total treatment time depends on how aggressive you want to be. Pain during the procedure is very well controlled by the numbing mask. In addition, we provide oral medications for patients who feel anxious.

What is the downtime?

After a treatment your skin quickly becomes red, swollen and moist, followed by a period of peeling and healing. Total downtime depends on how aggressive you want to be. Lighter peels take 4-5 days to heal. For a Custom Mixto® with deeper pulses, healing takes one to two weeks.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments depends on your goals. After the initial healing phase, you will notice immediate improvement in the appearance of your skin. Further improvements gradually occur as the collagen remodels.

We recommend re-evaluation at six months to see if a second treatment is desired. For patients that use the Light Mixto® to maintain their skin, we recommend a treatment once or twice a year.

What are the risks?

Most reactions to the treatment are temporary, as described above. Serious complications are rare but possible. There are rare reports of infections, persistent redness, temporary or permanent pigment changes (lightening or darkening of the skin), and scarring.

What if I have small areas of greater concern, such as acne scars or surgical scars?

Our Light Mixto® can be customized to allow for focused areas of deeper pulses with the laser.  This will stimulate greater healing and better results to meet your goals.  This option is called our Custom Mixto®.

Call today to schedule your Mixto® consultation with Jessie Mallalieu, our Physician Assistant, or Susan Young, our Laser & Cosmetic Nurse:  (301)698-2424.  We look forward to meeting you soon!