The natural aging process and exposure to environmental elements like the sun and pollution degrade collagen, which is the protein that helps keep skin plump and wrinkle-free. Over time, the face will develop lines and other outward signs of aging. There are several options available to patients who want to look younger. One recent breakthrough in anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment is DOT Fractional CO² Therapy. This process combines the wrinkle-removing effectiveness of carbon dioxide lasers with a new skin resurfacing technique that delivers the desired results without harsh side effects. The technique shortens recovery time and reduces the risk for complications.
Laser resurfacing uses light waves to heat the lower layers of skin, which stimulate collagen production as part of the healing process. The new DOT therapy accomplishes this without damaging the top layer of skin. The laser beam is split into thousands of tiny shafts of light or dots. These penetrate the deeper layers of skin while leaving areas of the upper dermis between the dots undamaged. This healthy tissue enables the skin to heal faster. The treatment can be customized for use in other locations on the body besides the face based on individual circumstances. While some improvements in your skin will be readily apparent, full results can appear in 3 to 6 months.
Fractional DOT therapy is an excellent option for men and women. Laser resurfacing can help restore the skin’s tone and texture while providing a more youthful appearance. The treatment can:
- Reduce fine lines, smoker’s wrinkles, age spots, lip lines and crow’s feet
- Clear away acne and smooth acne scars
- Lessen the appearance of cellulite and spider veins as well as surgical and traumatic scars
- Treat discoloration caused by the sun or rosacea
In addition to fewer wrinkles and brighter skin, fractional DOT therapy can also produce more even skin tone, improve elasticity and reduce eyelid laxity. Other advantages to this minimally invasive procedure include no required sedation and quicker healing. Depending upon the intensity of the treatment, initial recovery can occur in as little as 3 to 5 days. The procedure is performed with only a local anesthetic. After the procedure, medications will be prescribed to promote healing and minimize discomfort. Featuring one of the longest wavelengths of all lasers, a CO² laser can be safely used on darker skin tones with the appropriate setting adjustments.
The number of treatments required to achieve the desired results depends on a person’s individual circumstance. For more information on how fractional DOT therapy can improve skin laxity and reduce wrinkles as well as other signs of aging, contact our office to schedule a personal consultation. At Spa Black, we have significant experience providing various skin treatments and beauty procedures. We welcome the opportunity to help you reach your cosmetic goals.