The signs of an aging face include lines, wrinkles, age spots and a downward drooping of facial features. Although having surgery can help to correct the positioning of aging tissue, it cannot restore the skin’s once youthful glow. For those patients with medium to deep wrinkling who wish to avoid surgical procedures but desire a youthful, refreshed skin tone, Pixel® CO2skin resurfacing is the ideal choice. Years ago, CO2 skin resurfacing fell out of favor due to the treatment’s long downtimes and risk of complications. Now with the Pixel CO2, you again see the fabulous results only available with CO2 but with a considerable reduction in downtime. In fact, with Pixel CO2, the average patient will only see about 3 to 5 days of minor downtime.
Technology in use
With the Pixel CO2, laser light passes through the patented Pixel® micro optics lens array to penetrate the skin with tiny thermal channels. This creates an ablative and thermal effect in only these channels — a micro-injury — without disturbing the surrounding tissue. The tissue surrounding the micro-injury sites (about 15-20 percent of the treatment area) start the process of healing. The intact, undamaged skin around the treatment site is what promotes quicker healing for a faster recovery.