Facial Laser Resurfacing - before and afterThe future is here with new technology in skin resurfacing with the MiXto SX®. Combining the effectiveness of Carbon Dioxide lasers for wrinkle removal with an innovative “quadrant” fractional technology and a more tightly focused beam, theMiXto SX® laser delivers uniform tissue ablation to the skin causing immediate contraction and tissue tightening. A secondary effect is the production of new collagen over the next 6-12 weeks. This advanced technology delivers powerful results without the harsh side effects and downtime of traditional CO2 resurfacing.

The MiXto SX® delivers a therapeutic matrix of tiny beams of light energy (each about the size of a hair) to the top and mid layers of the skin with minimal discomfort.



Facial Laser Resurfacing - before and after

  • Immediate shrinkage of damaged skin
  • Minimal discomfort with topical anesthetic
  • Minimal downtime (5 days)
  • Softening of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removal of age and sun spots
  • New collagen production for up to one year following treatment.



Dr. Adelson will discuss the areas of the skin you will have treated as well as what results you can expect. The laser can safely be used on the face, neck, chest and hands. Usually a single treatment provides satisfying results. If desired, a second treatment can be scheduled 12 weeks after initial treatment.

The MiXto SX® treatment is done in the comfort of Dr. Adelson’s Northville office. The areas to be treated are thoroughly washed and dried prior to treatment. Dr. Adelson will then give a mild topical anesthetic. During treatment, you will feel a warm sensation on the skin.


Post Treatment

Facial Laser Resurfacing - before and after
You will have a slight burning sensation similar to a sunburn which can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Your skin will show a fine pinpoint like pattern as a result of the therapeutic beams. The pattern will disappear in 24-48 hours and your skin will have a tanned appearance. Makeup can be applied and patients can return to normal routine.

Day 3-5 after treatment: the top layer of skin will peel during normal washing, revealing newly rejuvenated skin with improved color and texture.

Day 5-6 after treatment: The peel will be complete in most cases. Avoid sun exposure for 3 months and apply an SPF 30 block each day. You will see continued reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over the next 6 months as new collagen is produced.

If you would like more information about this procedure, give us a call to make an appointmentfor evaluation at 248-348-1330.