Dermal optical thermolysis (DOT) is a laser skin resurfacing therapy used to help the appearance of sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and lines, help improve texture and firmness. This laser therapy is ideal for fair skin types 1-3. The technique, also known as fractional laser resurfacing, uses a laser to create thousands of microscopic holes (DOTs) in the skin. This in turn stimulates the body to produce new collagen and fresh skin cells.
At Chrysalis Rejuvenation Clinic, we use the SmartXide DOT™ CO2 laser. We can customize each treatment to the patient to achieve these benefits:
- Fast procedure with low risk and accurate results
- Renewed skin
- Ability to treat multiple skin issues at one time
- Little or no anesthesia required
The SmartXide laser approach to skin resurfacing is precise. We can treat the entire face and neck area in approximately half an hour, usually without anesthesia.
For more information about skin resurfacing therapies such as SmartXide DOT™ CO2 laser, please visit the DOT Therapy website, continue reading this page, or contact Chrysalis Rejuvenation Clinic for a no-charge consultation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SMARTXIDE DOT™ LASER SKIN RESURFACING
How does DOT laser therapy work?
During the procedure, the doctor will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser. The DOT procedure is customized to your skin, and the doctor can adjust the laser’s settings to tailor treatment and obtain the best results for you.
The DOT Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. DOT Therapy is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to fight fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.
Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, DOT Therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic DOTs. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes overall damage.
How long does the procedure last?
After an application of topical anesthetic cream that stays on the skin for approx 1hour, the entire face can be treated in as little as 15 minutes, with results lasting years, given proper skin care and sun protection.
Is the procedure painful?
Topical anesthetic makes the procedure virtually painless. Afterwards, you may experience a mild heat sensation similar to a sun burn, as well as itchiness and dryness in the treated area.
How many treatments will I need?
Thanks to the versatility of the SmartXide DOT™ Laser, you and your clinician can decide how many treatments will be needed to meet your aesthetic expectations. Outstanding results can be achieved in as little time as one session but will require a longer healing period than if a milder, multiple-session treatment is elected.
What is the recovery time?
Since SmartXide DOT is micro-ablative, recovery time is significantly shorter than fully ablative technology. Within the first few days of treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling with minimal pain. Each micro channel of ablation will quickly heal and you will be able to apply makeup on the treated surface and return to your normal lifestyle in 5-7 days.