Plastic and cosmetic surgeries do not necessarily have a season, but there are certain procedures and treatments are better that are more convenient for specified times of the year. One of those is DOT Therapy Laser Facial Resurfacing.
DOT Therapy Resurfacing is a procedure that remains popular in cold months. February is one of the best times to undergo this treatment before the constant beating of the sun hits, and hot climate cities, like San Antonio, heat up. DOT Therapy helps to tighten skin and remove pigment, providing mini-face life results without surgery.
Laser resurfacing, which is also known as laser peeling, is an effective facial rejuvenation technique that has the ability to produce long-lasting results. Over time, things like sun damage, heredity, diet and repetitive muscle movement contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles in the face. Additionally, the development of pigmentation irregularities, such as “age spots,” or acne scars can cause skin to lose its smooth, youthful appearance.
Many patients who are interested in DOT Therapy complain of facial lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, and vertical lines around the mouth (those parentheses that everyone knows and loves), as well as other abnormalities on the face.
As Understand.com explains it, during laser resurfacing, a high-energy beam of light is used to heat the dermis (the innermost layer of the skin, which primarily stimulates the formation of new collagen, a protein responsible for providing structure and support in the dermis. The intense heat from the laser also causes the outer layers of the epidermis to peel away. As your skin heals following treatment, new skin cells develop, giving the face smoother, firmer, more youthful appearance.
A common myth is that laser resurfacing can be considered a substitute for a facelift or can be used to remove excess facial skin. This procedure is most successful on individuals with fair complexions and generally healthy skin. Again, the colder (cold is loosely defined in Texas) months are a great time for this procedure so that the pigment of the skin is not affected by the harsh rays of the sun during the short recovery process.