SmartXide DOT CO2 laser offers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. DOT Therapy is ideal for the treatment of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity/texture and acne scars. Not only does the DOT offer amazing results, but it does so safely and quickly with little downtime. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced or eliminated with DOT Therapy. Also, if you have scars from acne or other skin injuries, then you may also be a candidate for this procedure. Now, using DOT Therapy, an innovative, new laser technology, less than 60 minutes in your doctor’s office may restore your skin’s youthful appearance. While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin’s appearance for many years!
The secret is out and the benefits of DOT Therapy speak for themselves:
- Minimal downtime
- Rapid healing
- Quick procedure
- Low risk
- Accurate results
- Customized treatment
- Minimally invasive
- Renewed skin
- Treat multiple issues at once
- Little or no anesthesia required.
Am I a good candidate for laser resurfacing with the DOT CO2?
You are good candidate for this procedure if you are light-skinned and have sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity/texture, and acne scars. You must also be able to stay out of the sun after your treatment for at least 4 weeks.
Your personal consultation
During the consultation, you will be asked about the results you expect to achieve from laser resurfacing with the Dot CO2. This will help us to understand your expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved.
How will I be evaluated for laser resurfacing with the DOT CO2?
Our nurse will examine your skin for areas of skin laxity, wrinkles, and pigment. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, pregnancies, previous surgeries, and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information.
How is the DOT CO2 performed?
You will be asked to come to our office 1 hour before your scheduled treatment time to numb with our specialty compounded numbing cream. We will administer nerve blocks to numb your face and make your experience more comfortable. The nurse will discuss with you the areas of concerns and how much down time you are comfortable with, and based on your answers, she will select the appropriate dose for the laser. During treatment, your eyes will be covered so that your corneas and retinas are protected from the laser. The treatment will be completed in under an hour.
How do I prepare for my laser resurfacing with the DOT CO2?
Avoid any photosensitizing topicals or medications for two weeks prior to treatment. This includes retinols, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, and antibiotics. Please arrive to your appointment with your face freshly cleansed.
Laser Resurfacing – How will I look or feel initially?
The most common side effects include discomfort, swelling, and redness that last 5-7 days. Other possible side effects, although rare, can include blistering, herpes simplex outbreaks, bacterial infections and temporary skin lightening or darkening. You may apply ice packs to decrease swelling the first 24-48 hours. Many patients report the discomfort to feel as if they had a sunburn.
For more information
For more information on laser resurfacing or to schedule a consultation, please call our office at (714) 230-2430.