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New Microspot Fractional Laser Improves on Traditional CO2 Lasers

In meeting the needs of dermatologists seeking less-painful and quicker-healing laser procedure, LASERING USA of San Ramon, California, announces the immediate availability of its new MiXto SX CO2 for laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. By employing an innovative "quadrant" fractional laser technology and a more tightly focused beam, the MiXto SX laser delivers uniform tissue ablation to the deep dermis causing immediate contraction and tissue tightening.

A secondary effect is the production of new collagen over the next 6-12 weeks. The precise micro-spot matrix driven by a proprietary scanning algorithm keeps the longest possible interval between two adjacent spots, which minimizes heat accumulation around the treated area. This significantly reduces pain during the procedure.

The MiXto SX is the first medical laser to offer MicroSpot Fractional technology combined with a high-speed scanner to deliver .3mm spots in continuous wave mode. Other CO2 Fractional lasers deliver larger 1.3mm spots in super pulse mode with random distribution. This method requires some form of anesthesia or tissue cooling. With the MiXto SX most procedures are done without anesthesia and within a time frame of 20 minutes for a complete facial.

With older CO2 systems, the beam moves across the skin, one spot after another, in linear fashion--causing excessive pain from thermal buildup and without time for tissue cooling. Complete facial anesthesia is required. This aggressive procedure results in long recovery times. In contrast, the high-speed MiXto SX scanner driven by a patent pending algorithm divides the treatment area into four quadrants (“fractions”), and skips the beam from quadrant to quadrant so that each strike is separated by the longest possible interval. The process is repeated until the entire area is treated. Dividing the laser energy in this manner allows maximum time for thermal cooling of the tissue.

A lower level of thermal burn permits quicker recovery so that patients can resume their normal lifestyle with one week, and women can apply makeup within 48 hours after treatment.

In addition to speeding recovery, LASERING USA’s MiXto SX CO2 laser hastens a return on investment. At approximately $73,500, the cost-benefit relationship of the MiXto SX laser exceeds that of competing technologies. Large-spot CO2 fractional lasers cost more than $90,000 and fractional near-infrared non-ablative lasers (which are much less powerful) can approach $100,000. Coupled with the ability to perform laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures in less time, often requiring only one visit, the MiXto SX CO2 laser can quickly pay for itself.

In meeting all FDA 510K requirements, LASERING USA’s MiXto SX CO2 laser. is now available to any dermatologist wishing to increase patient turnover time with the help of new technology. An initial low cost compared with many other laser systems facilitates a rapid ROI.

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