CO2 Fractional Resurfacing with DEKA™ Dot SmartXide
The DEKA Smartxide DOT Laser is a breakthrough in skin resurfacing devices. The older fully ablative lasers took months to heal and could not be used on the neck or chest. The Gold Standard today for non-surgical skin resurfacing is the fractional (partially ablative) CO2 laser. DOT, or Dermal Optical Thermolysis, works by creating thousands of very tiny columns of vaporized tissue surrounded by untreated skin. The influx of fibroblasts caused by the thermolysis lays down new collagen and elastin, tightening the skin and giving it a more youthful appearance and texture. This is apparent within several weeks, continues for months, and lasts for years. Because most of the skin is untreated, recovery is relatively short (5 to 10 days). Timeframes may vary from person to person. DOT can be combined with PRP to shorten downtime and improve the results.
Some of the most common treatment areas for CO2 laser resurfacing include:
- Full face
- Around the mouth
- Back of the hands
- Eyelids (Madonna Lift)
- Unsightly scars
- Stretch Marks
Depending on the areas treated and the depth of treatment, downtime can vary significantly from slight redness for about 24 hours to redness that lasts up to two weeks. Timeframes may vary from person to person. Most patients will see improvement with one treatment, however sometimes a series of treatments is recommended for best results. Those who suffer from significant skin damage may need more than one treatment or series of treatments to achieve their desired results. We offer complimentary consultations to discuss the best treatment plans for your personalized results.
As with any skin rejuvenation procedure, best results are obtained by prepping the skin with our pharmaceutical grade products containing Hydroquinone and a Retinoid before and after the treatment.
Our CO2 Laser is the gold standard for non-surgical skin rejuvenation. We offer eyelid treatments to tighten and lift the skin without surgery. This can be used as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with the face, neck, and décolleté.
Q: What Can I Expect After Treatment?
A: There may be 4-7 days of crusting, depending on the settings. This is followed by redness that can last up to a week. More agressive settings take longer to heal but give a better long term result. Timeframes may vary from person to person. We have a recovery plan that helps the healing and reduces the pain.
Q: What are the benefits if DEKA Dot?
A: DOT Therapy with the SmartXide DOT CO2 laser offers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. DOT Therapy is ideal for the treatment of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity/texture and acne scars. Not only does the DOT offer amazing results, but it does so safely and quickly with reasonable downtime.