DOT laser therapy uses the SmartXide DOT CO2 laser to rejuvenate skin quickly. It can be used to treat age spots, wrinkles, acne scars and more. DOT laser therapy renews skin with little risk and hardly any downtime.
How Does DOT Laser Therapy Work?
Unlike older laser treatments, DOT therapy does not remove the entire surface layer of the skin. This treatment makes a pattern of small perforations over the skin, but leaves the surrounding areas intact. This enables faster healing while getting the same resurfacing results – reversing sun damage, improving firmness of the skin, reducing acne scars and smoothing out wrinkles.
With DOT laser therapy, the cosmetic professional will customize the treatment for each patient’s skin to optimize results. The therapy immediately tightens the skin while new collagen growth begins after the laser is applied.
What Happens During the Procedure?
During a typical procedure, the laser will simply be moved around the facial skin being treated. Of course, the actual details of the procedure will vary from patient to patient. The entire treatment can be completed in about 20 minutes or less. A single treatment is generally all that is needed unless there is very deep scarring or wrinkles that may require a series of DOT laser therapy treatments.
What Happens After DOT Laser Therapy?
After treatment, the skin will likely appear red, as if from a sunburn, and will last for just a few days. During this healing time, lotions should be used to keep the skin moist. Some gentle peeling will occur around the third or fourth day as new, fresher skin emerges.
Makeup can usually be worn after the third day. Skin will look normal after about a week to ten days. It will be important to wear sunscreen and avoid the sun in the weeks following therapy. Sunscreen is recommended in general to maintain the results of the treatment and avoid more sun damage.
Who Are Candidates for DOT Laser Therapy?
This treatment is safe to use on most people with a desire to minimize the signs of aging or the damage of acne and other scars. Sedation is not necessary for the procedure and DOT laser therapy is safer than other laser treatments with a faster healing and recovery time.
DOT laser therapy can restore the skin’s smooth and youthful appearance in less than 30 minutes of time and with minimal discomfort. With proper care, it can be maintained for years after application. We encourage you to consult with the cosmetic professionals at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio to see if DOT laser therapy can benefit you. In addition to non-invasive aesthetic services, Dr. Jeneby is an expert in breast augmentation in the San Antonio area. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.