What is a DOT Fractional CO2 Laser?
The abbreviation DOT stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis. This is a fancy way of describing controlled heat to the skin. Controlled heat refers to small channel areas in the skin caused by tiny shafts of laser light.
A fractional laser produces a beam of light that is broken up – or pixilated – into thousands of miniature shafts. Each shaft of light penetrates through the epidermis and is absorbed by the darker tissues of the lower dermal layers.
The body responds to these channel areas by pushing out the dead, heated tissue and replacing it with newer, healthier skin. The laser beams also shrink the collagen, which in turn accelerates the production of more collagen.
Benefits of DOT Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
There is no surgery involved, nor is the upper skin layer ablated or repositioned. No chemical peel is necessary, and no filler injections are required. We may recommend to our clients that several sessions be scheduled, with a month or so of time in between sessions.
One of the great advantages this therapy procedure has over other methods is that it is a completely customized treatment. The laser can be adjusted according to the client’s skin tone, skin thickness and amount of wrinkling.
What to Expect
The laser instrument is placed next to the affected area of facial skin. The laser is fired in short bursts. The laser is calibrated to produce the proper wavelength for the tissue being affected.
After the treatment is complete, we may prescribe a cooling gel or antibiotic ointment. The length of downtime depends on the depth to which the laser beam penetrates. The deeper the channel areas, the longer period of time the treated area will have to be cared for.
Full results won’t be noticeable for at least two months. Once the results are achieved, smoother skin with less wrinkling can be expected to last for a year or more.
Learn More Today
Located in San Antonio, Dr. Jeneby proudly offers DOT fractional CO2 laser treatments for individuals seeking younger, better-looking skin. During your visit with our specialist, you’ll get all the facts about this revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment.
Fractional laser therapy is becoming more and more popular because of the few possible side effects, the long-lasting positive results and the simplicity of the therapy itself. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.