CO2 Laser

The MiXto CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser that is used to treat a variety of skin issues. Including but not limited to fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation issues. First, the laser heats and vaporizes the outermost layer of skin, leading to a smoother skin surface and less visible wrinkles and fine lines*. The MiXto CO2 laser is special because Gita is able to perform a more effective and efficient procedure with less pain and a faster recovery time*.

Pre-Operative Instructions Mixto CO2:

  • STOP using Retin-A and Hydroquinone 5-6 days prior to treatment!
  • Wear Loose Fitting Clothing.
  • Take a Thorough Shower to decrease the risk of infection.
  • Make sure the treatment area is clean shaven.
  • Remove ALL Makeup. Patients should arrive at the office with the area of skin intended for treatment bare of all creams, makeup, lotions, perfumes, etc.
  • Do not come with any hairspray or hair gel in your hair, as they can be flammable.
  • Come to the office with your hair pulled back and not in your face.
  • Remove any and all piercings near the treatment area.
  • No Alcoholic Beverages Starting 1 Day Prior to Surgery. However, abstaining 3 days to 2 weeks will only lower your chance of complications and recovery time.
  • DO NOT mix your antibiotics or anti-virals with alcohol.
  • If you are taking valium, you are not allowed to drive.
  • Discontinue taking these medications that may induce bleeding or bruising unless they are medically necessary such as:
    • Vitamin E
    • Fish oil
    • Gingko biloba
    • Garlic supplements
    • Cholesterol medications
    • Pepto-Bismol
    • Alka-Seltzer products
    • Oil of Evening Primrose
    • Aspirin (Bayer, St. Joseph, Bufferin)
    • Ibuprophen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)
    • Naproxen (Aleve)
    • Nabumetone (Relafen)
    • Indomethacin (Indocin)
    • Acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine (Excedrin)

Post CO2 Fractional (MiXto) Treatment

Following your treatment, you will experience symptoms to that of SEVERE sunburn. Please repeat the following actions consistently until you feel less discomfort.

  1. Do not let your skin be without Aquaphor until your skin begins to peel. 
  2. In order to ensure the long lasting effects of the laser, Do NOT expose yourself to the sun without sunblock. And make sure to reapply it ever 2-3 hours.
  3. Use Cetaphil cleanser, Aquaphor, Obagi Sunscreen, TNS Ceramide, and Color Science powder. The sunscreen, Ceramide, and powder can be obtained at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center.
  4. No Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, or Swimming Pools (with chemicals/chlorine) until redness is completely gone. This can last up-to three months.
  5. Use a cold compress ( chilled wet cloth) for 2-4 hors following treatment.
  6. Apply a thin layer of Aquaphor every 2-3 hours until your skin begins to peel.
  7. Drink plenty of water (minimum ½ gallon per day)
  8. In case you experience severe itchiness and aching, please use topical or oral Benadryl and pain medications as needed.
  9. On the 3rd day, if we treated your neck, use medication every 3 hours.
  10. For the first two days following your treatment sleep with your head slightly elevated to help minimize swelling.
  11. You may shower first thing in the morning but NO aggressive or abrasive scrubbing on the area treated. Use Sensitive Skin Cleanser and pat clean and pay dry. Immediately apply a thin layer of Aquaphor.

CALL GITA IF THE PAIN IS NOT RELIEVED @ (858) 538-5665

 

Once the skin begins to peel, STOP applying Aquaphor and start the follow regimen:

  1. Cleanse with Sensitive Skin Cleanser twice a day.
  2. Apply TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream twice a day or more if needed.
  3. Use Sunblock if you are going to be exposed to the sun.

Once the skin has completely peeled start the following regimen:

  1. Wash with Sensitive Skin Cleanser, pay dry
  2. Apply TNS Recovery complex twice a day
  3. Use TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream 2 or more times a day
  4. Apply Sunblock as needed

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      ABOUT

      Come and experience San Diego’s best Botox and skin care facility at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center. Offering all kinds of therapies for your body, look and mind. Serving all San Diego County including La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Rancho Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch.

      HOURS

      Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday: By appointment only

      LOCATION

      7805 Highland Village Pl, #G103, San Diego, CA 92129

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      *Disclaimer: Every patient is different and will have varying results, benefits and levels of risk when undergoing treatment. The statements on this website do not guarantee results, benefits or levels of risk for any one individual.