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What Is a DOT Therapy Laser Used for?

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Collagen and elastin levels in the body decline with age. This deficit leads to significant changes in your skin.

Collagen and elastin are primary structural skin proteins that keep skin tight and firm. When they decline, you begin to see wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and more.

While many products on the market claim to address these skincare concerns, they often fail to produce real results. This is where facial rejuvenation treatments like DOT therapy laser come in.

Dr. Jeneby Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery provides CO2 DOT therapy laser to address age-related changes in the skin and create a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Read on to learn more about this treatment and its various benefits.

What Is a DOT Therapy Laser?

DOT therapy laser is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can resolve signs of aging by promoting new skin growth. The acronym DOT stands for “dermal optical thermolysis,” a process in which controlled heat is delivered deep into the skin using laser energy. During a CO2 DOT therapy session, thousands of miniature shafts of light penetrate deep into the epidermis, absorbing darker tissues in the lower dermal layers.

The body responds to this process by pushing out dead tissue and stimulating new cell growth. This laser energy also shrinks collagen in the skin, promoting overall collagen production. This boost in collagen production will combat age-related changes like wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and volume loss.

The Benefits of DOT Therapy Lasers

Facial rejuvenation treatments like DOT therapy laser address several cosmetic concerns. CO2 DOT therapy laser can provide the following skin care benefits:

  • Smoothing wrinkles
  • Diminishing fine lines
  • Tightening sagging skin
  • Fading dark age spots
  • Firming loose skin
  • Increase volume under the skin
  • Restoring vibrancy to dry, dull skin

One of the most significant benefits of DOT therapy laser is that it is a non-surgical procedure that requires no anesthesia, incisions, or scarring. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery can customize this treatment to your skin’s unique needs, with varying degrees of intensity and laser depth. The depth of laser penetration varies depending on the patient’s skin tone, thickness, and the severity of their skin concerns.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a DOT Therapy Laser?

The ideal candidate for CO2 DOT therapy laser treatment is any patient who desires younger-looking skin.

Patients who seek these facial rejuvenation procedures have experienced a decline in collagen and elastin production, leading to age-related changes like wrinkles and dark age spots. This is typically patients in their late 30s and older, but DOT therapy lasers can also benefit younger patients.

How Is a DOT Therapy Laser Performed?

Before having a DOT therapy laser session, it’s important to understand everything involved in the procedure. Below is a breakdown of the complete process so that you can know what to expect before coming into our office.

Before Your Treatment

Before scheduling a DOT therapy laser session, you will need to consult with a cosmetic-medicine professional. We will assess your skin and its current issues, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and any other signs of aging. This assessment ensures that DOT therapy laser is the best procedure to address your complexion concerns.

If we find that you are a good candidate for this treatment, you will be able to schedule your first session. DOT therapy laser is not the ideal procedure for every patient. If you are not deemed a good candidate for this treatment, we will advise you on other procedures at this time.

During Your Treatment

During a CO2 DOT therapy laser treatment, you will be able to sit or lie back comfortably while a cosmetic medicine provider performs your treatment.

We will use a handheld device to fire laser energy deep into the skin in short bursts. Patients report slight warmth on their skin while the device is in use.

This laser heat penetrates through the epidermis and targets dead, damaged areas of the skin. This will stimulate a healing response in which the skin produces new, healthy cells, leading to a more youthful complexion.

After a Treatment

DOT therapy laser is an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient can return home immediately after treatment. We may give you a cooling antibiotic gel or ointment for your skin.

There is no pain or discomfort after your DOT therapy laser treatment. It helps soothe the skin while new skin growth occurs. The procedure involves no recovery or downtime, and patients can return to work the following day.

To see optimal results, you may need to return for multiple sessions. We often recommend about three to four sessions, one month spaced between each. The number of sessions and space between can change according to your skin’s needs.

It will take about two months to begin seeing the results of your treatment. The skin needs several weeks to allow for complete rejuvenation and regeneration.

Once finished, you will see a smoother, younger-looking complexion. This outcome can last up to one year, at which point you can repeat the procedure to maintain results.

Interested in a Session with a DOT Therapy Laser in San Antonio?

If you want to resolve signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and more, DOT therapy laser could be the best treatment for you. The CO2 DOT therapy laser procedure uses innovative laser heat technology to stimulate new skin cell growth, leading to a healthier, more vibrant complexion.

Dr. Jeneby Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio offers DOT therapy laser treatment to help patients improve their skin’s texture and tone and achieve a more youthful appearance. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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