Is Mixto Laser Effective for Under Eye Wrinkles and Redness?

I'm 38. I have sun damage, wrinkles, redness and my under eyes (and upper now) look tired. My biggest concern is my lower eyelids and the tired look.

Based on my picture, what would be a good course of action to look youthful and my best again? I don't have "true bags" a doctor told me, but I've been offered surgery, injectibles and now Mixto laser.

The most recent doctor said that Mixto is just what I need but I"m scared and skeptical! Please help!

Doctor Answers 1

The Mixto is a great adjunct for treating eyelids

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Hi there-

The Mixto helps to tighten the skin of the lower eye by placing hundreds of microscopic pinholes of heat into the tissue that ablate. This means that every small pin-sized hole of tissue is removed. As the skin heals over the next few days, the tissue surrounding that hole fills in and thereby contracts the surrounding skin. Heating the tissue in this way, also helps to promote new collagen fibers that help give the crepey tissue under the eye more elasticity- so you can see that the Mixto is very effective in producing improvement in the eyelid skin's appearance....

Having said that, I'm not sure I can agree with the doctor who told you you would not benefit from surgery. Without an exam it is difficult to be sure, but from the photo you posted, it looks like you have a bag under your eyes.... Depending on what is causing this appearance in you (there are several possibilities and an exam would be necessary to understand the cause in any individual), treatment might optimally include some combination of eyelid surgery, Mixto laser treatment, and/or injection of fillers.

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