What is Laser Resurfacing Co2 DOT Therapy?

Laser Resurfacing using DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a new and exciting way of skin resurfacing, reversing and reducing the appearance of:

  • Aged or sun damaged skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Furrows
  • Skin texture
  • Pigmented lesions (age/sun spots)
  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Pigmented lesions (age/sun spots)
  • Discoloration and uneven pigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch Marks

What will Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy do for me?

If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced or eliminated with Laser Resurfacing 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 Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy, an innovative, new laser technology, less than 30 minutes 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.

How does Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy work?

Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy is the ideal approach for skin rejuvenation. During the procedure, your Dr Topchian or his nurse associate will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin. The Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy treatment precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOT’s) in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to fight fine lines, deep wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation and sun spots. Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic dots. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly.

How many treatments are required?

Laser Resurfacing Dot Therapy can be performed as a single aggressive treatment for severely damaged skin, however with more downtime and wound care required. Single treatments are performed by Dr David Topchian. Generally between 2 -3 treatment for mild to moderately damaged skins are required with less downtime. These low level treatments are performed by Dr Topchian’s nurse associates.

Is the procedure painful?

A topical anesthetic is applied to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. How long before I can return to normal activities? The skin will be a pinkish tone up to a week after treatment, which is a sign that collagen is being produced. Redness and swelling will vary depending on your skin and level of treatment. You may also experience some peeling after about three to four days. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about seven to ten days. Some bronzing of the skin may be evident for three to fourteen days. During your recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and to promote healing. Otherwise skin is cared for in the usual way with cleansers, moisturisers, sunscreen and mineral makeup. Your nurse will provide you with a starter kit of recommended products.

What’s the difference between Fraxel and Laser Resurfacing Dot Therapy?

The Laser Resurfacing Dot Therapy treatment differs from Fraxel due to the amount of treatments required. Fraxel requires between three to six treatments for mild to moderately damaged skin. With the Laser Resurfacing Dot Therapy; one to three treatments are typically required for mild to moderately damaged skin.

How many treatments are required with DOT Therapy?

In most cases, excellent results can be achieved in one to three treatments approximately six weeks apart. However, persons with severe wrinkling or deep acne scars may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart.

What if I have more questions?

Laser Resurfacing DOT Therapy can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin, however some persons may not be suitable, and a consultation is required prior to any treatment.  Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second medical opinion.

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