Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Laser at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is an extremely effective in-office treatment for improving skin anywhere on the face or body. DOT Fractionated CO2 is one of our most popular treatments for:
- Improving skin texture, quality, and large pores
- Reducing skin pigment
- Decreasing blood vessels
- Diminishing age spots and sun damage
- Improving acne
- Improving scars & stretch marks
How Fractionated DOT Laser Treatment Works
DOT Therapy uses a fractionated CO2 laser to precisely create thousands of microscopic penetration points (DOT’s) in your skin. These penetration points induce skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. 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.
Dr. Chernoff combines DOT laser with other skin improving treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma that use growth factors to enhance your results. DOT therapy is a very effective, quick, in-office procedure that involves minimal downtime and minimal risk for complications.
Customized Treatment Levels
During the procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery’s experienced nurses will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser. These pulses are customized and the settings are adjusted to obtain the best results for you. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as acne scars on the cheeks, fine lines around the mouth, or to lift skin around the eyes. During your consultation, we explain your options and determine the therapeutic level that is the best fit for you. Considerations are given to amount of recovery time you have, your skin tone, type, and results you would like to achieve.
What is DOT Laser Therapy Recovery Like? After treatment, patients will feel as if they have a sunburn. The recovery time will depend on the settings used for treatment. For individuals with minimal sun damage and only a slight decline in skin elasticity there may be no downtime. Patients skin will be pink and slightly tender. Work and other activities may be resumed immediately. For patients with severe sun damage, age spots, wrinkles, or scars, Dr. Chernoff may recommend a more aggressive treatment. Aggressive treatments can cause a moderate sunburn-like appearance. This may limit the patient from returning to work depending on how they feel about their appearance. Days after the procedure, the redness begins to fade. Aftercare instructions will be provided to help you care for the treated skin.
Is DOT Laser Therapy Painful? No. Before your treatment topical analgesic cream is applied to your skin. During the treatment, you will feel the heat of the laser and slight discomfort. After the treatment, your skin will feel warm like a mild sunburn.
When will I start Seeing Results? DOT Therapy works immediately to remove pigment and sun spots. Additionally, the laser therapy stimulates collagen growth so you will see tightening and toning during the weeks and months following the treatment.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, one of the original Smart Side DOT Laser providers. With thousands of cases performed. Dr. Chernoff, Triple Board Certified, is a pioneer and teacher of CO2 Laser Therapy, and among the most experienced laser providers in the country. Dr. Chernoff has used DOT therapy with exceptional results on thousands of his patients. To learn more about DOT Laser Therapy in Indianapolis or Santa Rosa, contact us today.