I had the mixto treatment on my chest four days ago. I show no signs of peeling. Is it possible not to peel? I use aloe vera instead of vasaeline. Should I switch? thanks
Fours Days Post Mixto Treatment with No Signs of Peeling.
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Doctor Answers 2
Mixto Peeling May Not Be Visible and May Have Not Yet Started
The beauty of Mixto fractional laser resurfacing is that it is truly customizable. Without knowing your skin and settings used by your physician it is impossible to comment on your particular case. That stated most non-facial resurfacing:
- will peel for up to 14 days
- energy levels are set lower than for the face so as not to harm skin while at the same creating beneficial changes
- need a series of treatments
I do not have my patients use Vaseline nor aloe vera. Please discuss the post operative regimen with your cosmetic surgeon.
Did MIXTO work if it doesn't peel?
Not every skin type will peel after MIXTO but your skin has still absorbed the energy and would be expected to respond. In general, I find that American Indian, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, African American and even some with Italian backgrounds are less likely to peel. The treatment may also have been a lighter setting with less likelihood of significant peeling. You should still expect to see positive improvements. I would not recommend switching to Vaseline.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.