Fraxel laser treatment can resurface damaged, scarred, or wrinkled skin to uncover the youthful smooth skin — all with minimal downtime. For men and women of all ages. Safe for most skin colors and types. It can be used for the face, neck, chest, and hands.
What is “DOT” Therapy and how does it work?
DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a way to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance using a Fractionated CO2 laser. DOT Therapy is setting a new standard in laser skin resurfacing. During the procedure you provider will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with the laser. The procedure is customized to your skin. Adjustments can be made through-out the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as the cheeks or around the mouth.
The DOT Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOT’S) in you skin. Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, DOT Therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic DOT’s. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes overall damage. The heat from the laser stimulates the collagen, which causes it to repair its structure, and therefore tightens and enhances the skin’s appearance. If you looked at your skin closely following treatment, you would see a “net” like pattern which fades with healing.
How many treatments are required with “DOT” therapy?
In most cases, excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, persons with more severe skin conditions may benefit from a series of 2 treatments space about one month apart. Your provider will advise you on what results you can reasonably expect.
Am I a good candidate for “DOT” therapy?
DOT Therapy can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of:
- Aging skin such as wrinkles
- Pigment changes
- Textural changes such as acne scars
There are generally no specific contraindications for the use of the SmartXide DOT, apart from general contraindications as in standard surgery such as a clinical condition that would inhibit wound healing or there is the appearance of skin cancer in the area being treated. Such conditions for which the SmartXide Dot Therapy is NOT recommended for are:
- Scleroderma or other connective tissue disease as well as any autoimmune disorders.
- Radiation therapy to the area to be treated.
- Burns, previously, on the area to be treated,
- Bruising, allergic reactions, or other dermatitis type reactions.
- Persons who cannot avoid direct UV exposure from the areas to be treated.
- Patients with either a pacemaker or an internal defibrillator.
How long does the procedure take?
In most cases, the DOT Therapy can be performed to an entire face within 30 minutes. Smaller areas take less time.