Over time, the aging process depletes our skin of its youthful texture and tone. New non-surgical treatments can reverse those signs of aging without surgery. Available for men and women on an outpatient basis in Dr. Kaltreider’s Charlottesville office, these non-surgical, non-invasive skin treatments require little or no downtime.
Dr. Kaltreider utilizes ProNox™ (nitrous oxide) for select treatments. Nitrous Oxide is a safe and very effective gas – also known as “laughing gas” – which relieves pain and anxiety during cosmetic procedures. We often pair this with SculpSure, pulsed light treatments (IPL) and injectable treatments as needed. Our patients may drive 10 minutes after the last puff of nitrous oxide.
MiXto® CO2 Laser Resurfacing
The (MiXto®) CO2 fractional ablative laser is the best technology for glowing treatment results. CO2 laser skin treatments, sometimes called a face peel procedure, induce fresh new skin growth and collagen production. The skin peels and tightens producing what feels and looks like a mini-face lift. After the facial skin peels, fine wrinkles become dramatically less visible, pores shrink, and the skin texture becomes very soft.
MiXto® Fractional CO2 Laser is the treatment of choice for skin rejuvenation. The innovative technology of the MiXto® handpiece delivers laser beams to the outer and mid-layers of the skin, causing some immediate shrinkage of the skin and softening of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen production tightens and rejuvenates over a period of 6 to 12 months after treatment. This laser also treats age spots, uneven pigmentation, and acne scars. It minimizes large pores and other irregularities of the skin surface. Social downtime is approximately 5 to 7 days depending upon treatment settings, with some continuing redness which resolves over the following weeks to months.
Men and women who seek “cosmetic facial surgery” may be surprised to find that eyelid lifts may be combined with the non-invasive MiXto®CO2 laser skin treatment to provide dramatic facial rejuvenation.
What to expect
The MiXto® Laser treatment is performed in an office setting. Sedation and/or an analgesic are prescribed prior to treatment for relaxation. A topical anesthetic is applied for one hour prior to the procedure. After the skin is anesthetized topically, nerve blocks may be recommended depending on the settings planned for treatment. Pro-Nox is an available option for maximal comfort during treatment. The skin appears tan 2-3 days after treatment — peeling occurs on day 3 to 5 revealing baby-soft rejuvenated skin with improved color and texture. Fine lines and wrinkles continue to reduce over 6 to 12 months as the new collagen is produced.
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The appearance of sunspots, age spots, spider veins, rosacea, and capillaries can be reduced with the Optimized Light™ technology. Pulses of intense optimized light are delivered to the skin to target the unwanted pigmentation and vessels. Excellent results can be achieved within one or two treatments, but for best results, several treatments may be required.
What to expect
The heat delivered by the treatment may cause some slight swelling and redness for several hours after the treatment. Pigment works its way to the surface of the skin and then is released over the next 7 days. Some vessels immediately improve and others require more than one treatment. There is no downtime with this treatment!
This RadioFrequency treatment improves texture, tightness, and reduces small facial wrinkles without surgery by heating the subcutaneous and dermal layers of skin. It is a comfortable procedure that requires no downtime. The process begins with several treatments. Additional treatments over time maintain your rejuvenated appearance.