FacesFirst offers the following laser and light therapies:
- MiXto SX® – Fractional CO2 Laser:
- Laser360TM: a comprehensive light / laser skin treatment tailored specifically to your needs
- Fractionated erbium laser: a gentle laser for smoothing fine lines and improving skin texture
- Intense pulse light therapy: even skin color; remove brown sun spots and red vessels on your skin
- Near infrared tightening: gently heats skin to increase collagen and tighten
- Diolite laser: removes small skin lesions such as small vessels, red spots and brown spots
- CO2 carbon dioxide laser: aggressive laser for severe wrinkling
Our most popular lasers include the MiXto SX® and the Laser360TM, helping our patients to get glowing results and rejuvenated skin!
Alternatives to Laser360™
Creams and lotions can be used at home, but they usually provide only a slight benefit and must be used indefinitely to maintain even modest results.
Other laser- and light-based devices work well, but they typically focus on just one aspect of skin rejuvenation (color, texture or tightening). They may be quite painful, have significant downtime and may not be suitable for all skin types.
Surgery may be indicated for extreme cases. If a facelift or other surgical procedure is recommended, the Laser360™ program can help you to get even better results post-procedure. You and Dr. Picerno or Dr. Cote should fully discuss and explore all options for your personal skin rejuvenation plan.
MiXto SX® – Fractional CO2 Laser
Right away! During the procedure you can immediately see the skin shrink and contract. Once the skin is completely peeled, you will see additional benefits with continued results for up to six months as new collagen regenerates.
What are the risks?
Erythema (redness of skin): You may have some redness due to increased blood flow. It will gradually fade.
Inflammation (swelling): There may be a small amount of swelling lasting up to 24 hours.
Hyperpigmentation (tanning): This may appear after the third day following the procedure, but your skin will begin to peel, revealing healthy, youthful skin.
Who is the best candidate for this procedure?
Patients that benefit most from this procedure include younger patients with severe acnes scares, middle-aged patient with wrinkles and age spots, and older patient with wrinkles, age spots and pre-cancerous legions.
If you are not ready for a facelift, but you are no longer seeing the results you desire from creams or topical products, Laser360™, may be just the thing for you. With Laser360™, in just 60 days, using three different technologies, you can transform your face. The Laser360™ skin resurfacing and rejuvenation treatment reveals brighter, younger and healthier-looking skin, from the inside out. It treats fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations from deep within the skin to give you a lasting, new, revitalized look.
If you have recently had a facelift procedure, or are considering a facelift, the Laser360™ treatment is an excellent complement, helping to further enhance and maximize the results of a facelift procedure.
Laser360™ uses three technologies in combination to provide total and complete skin rejuvenation:
AFT Intense Pulsed Light for Color
Pulses of light even out your skin color and reduce tiny broken blood vessels and other color irregularities.
Near-Infrared Heat for Tightness
Deep heating helps firm up any loose skin so you regain a more youthful, contoured appearance.
Pixel® for Texture and Tone
This precision laser creates thousands of microscopic perforations, which stimulate new collagen to grow. The new collagen improves your skin’s texture and tone to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around each of these perforations remains intact, which allows the skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of these tiny holes very rapidly. There is virtually no downtime for recovery from this procedure.
Each technology is delivered through a simple handpiece that is placed against your skin. The treated area will gradually rejuvenate over the course of your customized treatment plan. As the weeks progress, you will notice more transformation.
Laser360™ requires virtually no “down” or recovery time so you can have a treatment and usually return to work or school immediately, and most certainly by the following day. You may notice your skin will be red for a few days after the procedure, but you can remedy that immediately after treatment with makeup if you so desire.
Laser360™ is the ideal procedure to eliminate the discoloration and textural irregularities that make your skin look older. Even after the procedure, you will continue to age and be affected by the sun and elements. To maintain the healthy glow that Laser360™ can bring, patients may choose to come back for touch-up treatments.
Does Laser360™ treat only the face?
The Laser360™ program also works safely and effectively on the chest, arms and hands, removing signs of sun damage and other visible problems caused by aging.
Is Laser360™ treatment expensive?
Laser360™ costs vary depending on your treatment area and skin condition. Compared with individual laser treatments, Laser360™ is a very smart investment that delivers beautiful results.
For more information on Laser360™ or any of the other incredible products, procedures and services designed to help you put your best face forward, visit FacesFirst today. Call us at 303.744.2300.