It’s that time of year, we turn the clock back one hour, why not take an hour to refresh your look and turn the clock back 10 years! That’s exactly what you can accomplish with DOT laser treatments. DOT Therapy, or CO2 laser resurfacing, removes unwanted signs of aging. Treatments can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring and pore size. The procedure can be done in the office with topical numbing or in a surgery center for a more aggressive, deeper treatment. Your surgeon will tailor a treatment plan that’s right for you to achieve your optimum skin health. The CO2 laser has always been the gold standard in laser therapy and DOT Therapy is the newest, state of the art, minimally invasive procedure that almost sounds too good to be true, but delivers!
What is DOT Therapy?
DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) Therapy is an advanced CO2 laser made in Italy by DEKA, one of the world’s largest laser manufacturers. Older versions of CO2 lasers would cover the entire face with a relatively long recovery and often left a line of demarcation between the neck and face with markedly lighter skin tone on the treated skin. The DOT system has a range of options, and the treatment can be customized to meet each person’s skin requirements, creating incredible results with minimal downtime. In less than an hour, patients will have tighter, smoother skin free of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. DOT Therapy can be performed on anyone experiencing the side effects of aging.
What Makes DOT Different?
This procedure accurately delivers CO2 laser energy to targeted areas of the face and neck, effectively treating damaged skin. Also, the DOT system is unique because it utilizes a super-fast scanner that assists in “dot resurfacing,” meaning a customized pattern of dots is removed from the skin, not the entire skin surface like other treatments.
Once the treatment is administered, there is an instant skin tightening affect created by thousands of microscopic perforations. These incisions stimulate collagen growth to improve overall tone and texture. As previously stated, DOT Therapy is customizable, and each treatment is tailored to the individual person based on the condition of their skin. Your surgeon can adjust the power of the laser throughout the session depending on the area of the face or the severity of skin damage with full recovery between one week and 10 days.
This is the perfect time of year to consider facial resurfacing, so don’t hesitate to come in for a complimentary consultation to see exactly what the DOT laser can do for you!