FAQ at HappyClinic Denver
MixTo™ CO2 Fractionated Resurfacing
Dramatic results with minimal down time
What is MixTo™ CO2 Therapy?
MixTo™ CO2 Therapy is a quick and comfortable laser procedure with 1 week of downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin. The procedure is performed in your physicians office and can be custom tailored to your specific skin conditions and desired outcome.
How does MixTo™ CO2 work?
MixTo™ CO2 Therapy uses a tiny laser beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Because only a fraction of your skin is directly treated with the laser, the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. This skins wound healing response creates new collagen which add firmness and resilience to the skin.
What is the primary application of MixTo™ CO2?
Based on an assessment of your skin condition and cosmetic goals, your physician may choose to use MixTo™ CO2 Therapy whenever a combination of resurfacing with minimal downtime is desired.
What areas of the body can be treated by MixTo™ CO2?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though many people also treat the chest and hands. You should discuss your needs with your physician.
How many MixTo™ CO2 treatments will I need?
Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, though the number of treatments may vary from patient to patient. Your physician can personalize a plan based on your specific needs and may choose to combine MixTo™ CO2 Therapy with other aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What will happen during the MixTo™ CO2 procedure?
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. A laser handpiece will be positioned gently on the skin. When the laser energy is applied, you will hear a rapid succession of snapping sounds. The handpiece will be moved around to adjacent locations until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure normally takes 15 to 30 minutes.
Will MixTo™ CO2 be uncomfortable?
MixTo™ CO2 Therapy is widely regarded as a comfortable procedure, usually tolerated with the use of a topical numbing cream or an injectable local anesthetic, depending on the depth of treatment. We also premedicate patients with an anti-anxiety medication like Xanax prior to treatment if patients are not driving home.
What should I expect immediately after the MixTo™ CO2 treatment?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience mild redness and a sensation resembling sunburn. Your physician will advise you on specific after-treatment care recommendations, which may include analgesics and application of an ointment to keep the skin moist.
How long will it take to recover from MixTo™ CO2?
Complete healing typically occurs within a few days and most patients usually feel comfortable enough to get back to work and apply makeup a day or two after the treatment. There will likely be some swelling that will subside within several days following the treatment.
What aftercare do I need for MixTo™ CO2?
You may be given skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light after the procedure, so you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. It is recommended that you always use some level of solar protection to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin.
When should I expect results from MixTo™ CO2 treatment?
As your skin heals in the days following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of MixTo™ CO2 Therapy is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 4 to 6 months following your treatment.