DOT Therapy Procedure Details
Am I a good candidate for DOT Therapy?
DOT Therapy can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin. For more information, make an appointment today to ask if DOT Therapy is right for you.
What is the procedure like?
Prior to the procedure your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make the procedure more comfortable during the treatment. Intravenous sedation is not required. As you lie comfortably in the doctor’s chair, your skin is immediately renewed by DOT Therapy. The doctor will move the laser around the treatment area utilizing customized settings. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. The skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. During the recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and promote healing. You can immediately resume normal activities. The redness improves by day two. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as your fresh and younger looking skin appears. Your skin will return to its normal appearance in about a week.
How long does the procedure take?
In most cases, DOT Therapy can be performed to an entire face within twenty minutes. Smaller areas take less time.
How many treatments are required with DOT Therapy?
Excellent results can be achieved in a single session. However, persons with severe wrinkling or deep acne scars may benefit from a series of treatments spaced about one month apart. Your doctor will advise you on what results you can reasonably expect.
What precautions do I need to take after the procedure to maintain my results?
Basic skin care, thorough cleaning and sun protection are key to ensuring your results endure. Wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure whenever possible, but especially in the weeks following treatment.
Is DOT Therapy safe?
DOT Therapy has received clearance from the Food & Drug Administration.
DOT Therapy is safer than traditional laser resurfacing treatments. Because sedation is not required, the patient is only exposed to a topical anesthetic. Because DOT offers the doctor complete control and customization, patients are treated faster and more precisely. DOT Therapy leaves the skin around each perforation or ‘dot’ intact, which allows for rapid healing and improved complexion. The footprint that the DOT leaves is not as deep as traditional laser procedures which often created painful damage and bruising. Because the DOT creates a shallower, wider pattern, it promotes rapid healing. DOT is minimally invasive and extremely safe, while still delivering excellent results.