If you keep up with the most popular anti-aging procedures, you’ve likely heard of DOT, or Dermal Optical Thermolysis, therapy. DOT therapy is an innovative CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure that provides impressive anti-aging results while avoiding many of the pitfalls of traditional CO2 therapy.
What is DOT Therapy?
During DOT therapy, tiny pulses of laser energy are applied to the skin, creating a pattern of dots. The practitioner can adjust the power and intensity of the laser used to create the dots to treat different skin conditions and penetrate differing depths. What is remarkable about DOT therapy is that instead of destroying an entire layer of skin to stimulate cell regeneration, DOT leaves the skin between the dots intact. This more selective treatment allows the DOT therapy practitioner to control the application with precision, customizing the DOT treatment to the client’s exact skin needs, which can vary on different parts of the face. DOT’s precision also allows practitioners to treat areas that were previously deemed off limits, such as the sensitive eyelids, neck, and hands.
What Signs of Aging Can DOT Therapy Treat?
DOT therapy is approved to treat the following signs of aging on the face, hands, neck, and eyelids:
- Sun damage
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines
- Uneven texture
What Are the Benefits of DOT Therapy?
DOT therapy boasts many benefits for both you and your skin, including:
- Minimal recovery downtime – most clients are back to normal activities in just a few days
- Quick healing – since the skin between the dots is left intact, the healing process is accelerated
- Fast visits – most clients are done and out the door in less than an hour
- Personalized treatments – the array of laser settings allow for complete customization of the DOT therapy treatment to the client’s exact skin needs
- Minimally invasive – the dots created by the laser are microscopic and do not present the same risk of infection or complications that other procedures do
- More treatable areas – DOT therapy can be used on the eyelids, neck, and hands, which is not possible with traditional CO2 laser treatments
- Topical anesthesia – No need for anesthesia injections or sedation with DOT therapy! Topical anesthesia is all that’s needed to keep most clients comfortable during the procedure
DOT Therapy in St. Petersburg
If you are interested in getting DOT therapy and live in Tampa Bay, schedule a consultation with St. Pete’s premier plastic surgeon and aesthetic practitioner, Dr. William Adams. Dr. Adams and his team have the experience you want for the best results on all of your cosmetic procedures. Call us at (727) 328-2299 or schedule a consultation online today!