Laser Skin Rejuvenation

The very mention of laser skin treatment provokes fear in the hearts of many (weathered, sun damaged and wrinkled) people.  Although the traditional laser resurfacing involving the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) pulsed laser is still used in selected treatments; I even consider it the “gold standard” for results in many patients.  Nevertheless, because of the downtime, etc., it has been refined many times in the past 10-15 years, each new iteration bringing with it a modicum of improved benefits.

Patients seeking facial rejuvenation desire the maximum improvement in the skin aging with the minimum in inconvenience and recovery time, which has been the engine of progress in the laser world.  As a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the world’s premier medical laser organization, I have seen many advances in the science of laser skin rejuvenation.  Some of these advancements have addressed the healing time or the specific skin disorders such as actinic damage leading to skin cancer, “age” spots, or the leathery look known as elastosis. 

The latest technological breakthrough has resolved many of the issues associated with the preceding generation of lasers.  The fractional CO2 MiXto SX® laser by LASERING USA, the MIXTO, is a hybrid which incorporates the latest technology for skin rejuvenation.  It allows maximal benefits consistent with minimal discomfort, minimal anesthesia and minimal recovery.  In addition, it treats many disorders associated with skin aging stimulating the formation of new skin collagen, tightening of the skin and removal of the signs of aging including pigmentation disorders and the “leathery” look.

The MIXTO, is the biggest technological breakthrough that I have seen in many years of expert skin rejuvenation.  Incorporated with our new skin ceuticals that we have introduced, and the scientific diagnosis and documentation through our Image Pro enhanced skin imager we have completed the triune of skin care science and treatment.  Integrated skin care is not the “wave of the future”, it is here NOW!


Richard O. Gregory, M.D.
Institute of Aesthetic Surgery
400 Celebration Place, Suite A320
Celebration, Florida 34747