The Fractional CO2 laser is considered the most effective weapon in combating wrinkles, skin aging, photodamage, skin texture and laxity, acne scars, and many other skin imperfections. The treatment restores tone and glow to the face and other treated areas by forming a completely new skin layer. The SmartXide DOT™ Therapy presents a new degree of Fractional CO2 versatility previously unseen in the world of ablative laser surgery. With the SmartXide DOT™, the physician is able to aggressively treat skin conditions with as much or as little downtime as the patient is willing to accept.
1. What is SmartXide DOT™ Therapy?
2. What areas and skin indications can the DOT Therapy treat?
3. What is the difference between traditional and fractional skin resurfacing?
4. What makes the SmartXide DOT™ Therapy different from other fractional CO2 technologies?
5. Does the DOT Therapy laser treatment hurt?
6. What should I expect after the treatment?
7. How many treatments are needed to achieve great results?
8. What is the cost for the SmartXide DOT™?
The term “DOT” stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis. It is the newest state of the art procedure for fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing. SmartXide DOT™ state of the art technology that provides flexibility, precision, and efficacy in the world of skin rejuvenation and ablative skin resurfacing.
SmartXide DOT™ Therapy can be used for fractional CO2 resurfacing on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, and legs. It effectively treats sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, skin laxity, rhytids, and dyschromia. DOT Therapy can also be used for 3rd degree burn revisions and fractional lifts of the eye lids, neck, chest, and other treatment areas.
With traditional skin resurfacing, the laser emission is evenly distributed deep down in the tissue. The treatment usually requires one session followed by careful, long-term post-treatment management.
With fractional skin resurfacing, repeated, shallower laser action makes it possible to achieve excellent results in only one to three sessions. Since the healthy surrounding tissues are protected, post-op recovery is shorter and simpler.
The SmartXide DOT™ laser is unique because it enables the treating physician to selectively control the spacing or pitch of the DOTs and hence treat small, specific areas, including areas around the eyes and mouth. Furthermore, the SmartXide DOT™ is able to “fractionate” the laser energy over a customized pattern of micron-sized dots and to maximize the area that is selectively left untreated. The selectively untreated tissue promotes a faster healing time.
Most people experience a slight burning sensation. To better prepare for the treatment, our physician will apply a numbing cream to the treated area. The cream is left on the skin for about an hour.
The majority of patients will experience redness and dryness and some even a small amount of edema/swelling in the skin which settles in within 2 days. The amount of down time for each patient depends on the degree of intensity of each treatment. The application of a SPF 30 or higher as well as skin moisturizer is important for the first 5-7 days as the skin will be dry and photo sensitive.
For many patients excellent results are achieved in a single treatment session. However, patients with severe acne scarring or deep wrinkles may need two to three sessions spaced one month apart.
Prices vary depending on the area to be treated. The cost will be discussed with you prior to treatment at the time of your complimentary consult.
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