Aging can have destructive effects on the appearance of the face. Sun exposure, years of pollution, and the weakening of collagen all leave visible signs of aging. These signs most often occur in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. For many men and women, their faces age rapidly, making them look older than they actually are. DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) Therapy is a laser skin rejuvenation treatment that quickly, safely, and effectively erases the signs of facial aging for a brighter, more youthful complexion.
Ideal candidates for DOT Therapy are in good health and have realistic expectations about the procedure. Men and women seeking this procedure should have visible signs of aging but good skin elasticity and do not require a surgical facelift to smooth and brighten their complexion. Common signs of aging that can be treated using DOT Therapy include:
- Fine lines
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
The DOT Therapy Procedure
DOT Therapy using the SmartXide DOT laser is a safe and effective procedure that can be performed in an office setting. A topical anesthetic is applied prior to your procedure to help numb the face and prevent pain. The laser is moved across the face, and Dr. Conrad can control the settings to tailor the procedure to your specific needs. DOT Therapy works by only damaging small areas of tissue to stimulate collagen production, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The entire procedure takes less than an hour.
Benefits of DOT Therapy
- Custom treatments
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal downtime
- Rapid healing
- No bleeding
- Corrects a wide range of problems
- Can treat the face, eyes, neck, and hands
- Minimal side effects
Following your procedure, your face with be red, similar to a sunburn. You will need to routinely apply a hydrating lotion to prevent your skin from drying out. You should be able to apply makeup after three days. Redness will last three to five days or longer depending on your skin type and your treatment, after which your skin will begin to peel, revealing smoother, healthier tissue. You should be fully healed within seven to ten days.
Many patients are able to achieve their desired results after one treatment. However, some patients may require repeat treatments to achieve the level of correction they desire. With proper skin care and maintenance, DOT Therapy should provide you with a long-lasting bright and youthful skin tone.
If you wish to erase signs of visible aging, schedule your consultation with Dr. Conrad today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our office at 316-681-2227, or fill out our online contact form here for additional information.