Mixto SX Laser Horrible Results
- updated 1 year ago
Mixto C02 laser is looking like a HUGE waste of...
- 17 Jun 2012
Mixto C02 laser is looking like a HUGE waste of money so far and my poor eyes feel shot. I am33-years-old and look pretty young to many people. MY problem I wanted fixed was mild acne scar pitting on my cheeks--nothing TOO BAD--but it took a kick at my confidence. I also had melasma above my cheekbones that bothered me and large pores on my nose. The last issue was minor but still--an under-eye wrinkle from sleeping prone.
The procedure HURTS! I was wincing and bracing my legs for each zap and could see the lightning-like flashes under my eyelids when he did my lids. The Dr. did 2 passes and I was greased up and drove myself home. I swelled and took care of my burned skin--keep it clean and greasy! My eyes hurt the most and looked turned down due to the swelling on my lids. (You will look like hell for a week if you didn't already know that)
2 days later I went in for a check up and was seen by the nurse who does the procedures too. She said my skin looked right on target and that I was healing wonderfully.I was peeling and the skin was looking good (only thanks to microswelling). I was holding my breath hoping for the best--but it was only because my skin was still swollen--it was filling out the dents and lines. When it went down--I looked the same as before...slightly worse actually. I did notice, the melasma was lightened but now it is the opposite problem--instead of dark areas on my skin, they are whited out. :-/ NOTHING CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. MY eyes literally burn when they are open. I am pretty sure this procedure made them dry or damaged them, but my eyes have suffered. I thought it could be a coincidence and made a OD appointment a week after my procedure to make sure it wasn't glaucoma or any other kind of eye disease because it was literally hurting to "Look". I just wanted to keep my eyes closed and escape into sleep. (1st time leaving the house with makeup--what a hassle--SO MUCH flaky skin issues.). My right eye hurts the most and feels itchy and irritated and painfully tender. This eye pain is enough to regret the laser ever touching my face. Other reasons I am now becoming more aware of are: More noticeable lines--my undereyes are looking "crepey" now!, I had a smooth, forehead but now gridmarks and a line resembling a forhead wrinkle grace it. So much Acne--the skin is so sensitive--everyday a new pustule appears :(, I have a few very itchy spots--I dare not rub or scratch--my skin gets bloody abrasions after rubbing. Even sleeping on my pillow does it.
I am praying that the "collogen building" I hear about with do wonders but this procedure was a poor choice and an awful waste of money so far. I can't believe that after all the confident assurances from the Dr. and nurse and the results I was shown in the office and online...and I still look the same but with a few negative side effects--and I didn't hear about ANY eye issues whatsoever. I feel so hopeless right now but I am praying for a "better tomorrow". I will update after my 2 week checkup in 3 days.
2 weeks post laser and I am worse off than before....
- 20 Jun 2012
His advice to me:
DO NOT obsess and drive yourself insane looking into mirrors
DO NOT do anything more to your skin--it needs a break
DO NOT expect the best results before 6-8 weeks
The last one was hard because I believed I was going to have improved skin after peeling, and clearly that is not the case.
in ONE MONTH: he will do a microdermabrasion for the texture and clogged pores
in a FEW MONTHS: he will do one more Mixto Laser treatment on my face.
I am praying! I need faith to get through these next few months.
pictures of the awful state of my complextion coming soon
My skin is now producing a ton more oil and I am...
- 24 Jun 2012
Still breaking out like crazy...skin texture feels...
- 30 Jun 2012
Worse--the melasma that bothered me--and was initially whited out by the laser is now back with a vengeance. My face is a MESS!!! I don't want to leave the house anymore...this is so depressing.
It's been one month since my last review and...
- 30 Jul 2012
I am feeling alone and don't want to face the...
- 8 Aug 2012