These days, many people are interested in optimizing the appearance of their face. If this is your aesthetic goal, you should know that DOT Therapy might be the perfect solution.
What Is DOT Therapy?
DOT Therapy is a skin rejuvenation therapy that involves laser resurfacing. Unlike other types of laser resurfacing technologies, DOT Therapy involves leaving several islands of healthy tissue around the tiny “DOTs” in the patient’s skin. This results in the stimulation of new collagen as well as skin tightening. It also ensures that the skin can heal quickly while minimizing post-surgery downtime. Many patients are pleasantly surprised to see how tight their skin becomes after the procedure.
Benefits of DOT Therapy
A single DOT Therapy is effective in reversing the appearance of sun-damaged, aging skin. The therapy will also improve skin firmness and texture, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
DOT Therapy is effective in renewing the patient’s overall complexion. For most patients, improvements are quite tangible and contribute to a more appealing aesthetic. Another benefit of DOT Therapy is that the treatment is quick and safe. To get maximum benefits when eliminating facial scarring, multiple treatments may be recommended. In the event that you are in need of multiple sessions, a member of our medical team can customize a package suitable to your unique objectives.
Best Candidates for DOT Therapy
The best candidates for DOT Therapy are individuals who struggle with poor skin laxity, compromised skin texture, large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and/or sun-damaged skin. The procedure is also ideal for individuals who have certain kinds of scarring, particularly from acne. The doctor can control the size, spacing, and depth of the laser penetration, meaning that she or he is effective in treating a broad range of skin types. Individuals with darker skin will be in need of spot testing prior to proceeding with treatment.
What Are The Side Effects?
After the procedure, the skin will feel and look as though it has been sunburned. You may also have subtle bleeding from the pinpoint. Following the therapy, the skin is sensitive and requires daily attention with customized skincare products to facilitate and optimize proper healing. Your treated areas will be tender and red for about 5 to 10 days. Within 7 to 10 days, new skin will start forming, and the redness will begin to fade. Following the initial process of healing, the patient will be able to begin using specific skincare products to eliminate pinkness.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re interested in optimizing the appearance of the skin on your face and neck, DOT Therapy may be of assistance to you. To determine whether this cosmetic laser procedure would be ideal for you, contact Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan designed to get you the best possible results.