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Specialty / CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Patients today want to regain a youthful look and improve their skin tone and glow in a fast and safe manner.  CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure with a quick recovery time. Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Alan Oester, MD, FACS to achieve youthful, healthy skin.

What is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Concentrated pulsating beams of light create a pattern of narrow, deep channels that deliver heat to micro-columns of tissue. With minimal downtime and personalized treatment for each patient, CO2 laser resurfacing offers maximum tissue tightening.

DOT Therapy is a minimal downtime therapy for wrinkles, pigmented lesions, acne scars, eye brow lift, and several other skin rejuvenation treatments that will literally let you enjoy the full benefits of fractional laser treatments in a fast, quick recovery, treatment session. This new procedure requires no injections, and no long recovery times. After just two or three treatments, you will see the signs of aging beginning to fade away. Results will appear making your skin naturally look smoother and younger and the laser beam will stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis to further extend the long-term treatment benefits.

Treatments typically take 15-30 minutes, and you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. DOT Therapy treatment is a cost effective and gentle way to reduce the effects of time and sun damage on your skin.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQs

What precautions must be taken after treatment?

Thanks to the fractional DOT technology, post-treatment erythema lasts only a few days and can easily be concealed with make-up. The only recommended precaution is to use an adequate sunscreen for several weeks after treatment.

How many treatments are necessary?

Results will be visible immediately after the first session. A special program will be drawn up for each patient with treatment tailored to his or her skin condition and requirements.

How long does the treatment last?

Treatment lasts about half an hour.

Who is it designed for?

The treatment with SmartXide DOT is suitable for all skin types. Special care is recommended for those who tan frequently.

Is it safe?

The rapid re-epithelisation restores the epidermal barrier, protecting it from the risk of infection. The wavelength and advanced technology of the SmartXide DOT system make it a safe, accurate instrument for Skin Resurfacing treatments offering delicate and superficial ablation of numerous dermatological lesions.

How does it work?

Thanks to the DOT emission, the system generates micro-areas of thermal damage alternating with untreated tissue. The healing is much more rapid (only a few days), reducing clinical recovery time and the secondary effects typical of more invasive treatments (post-op pain, swelling and prolonged erythema).

What is SmartXide DOT?

SmartXide DOT is DEKA’s new CO2 laser system that allows you to work in either a “traditional or “fractional” manner. Thanks to the exclusive fractional DOT technology, skin rejuvenation can now be stimulated by acting efficaciously and safely on the most evident signs of time, with a significant reduction in recovery times (minimum down-time) and elevated treatment tolerance.

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