What is Fractional Laser Resurfacing?*
DOT Therapy™ (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a time-tested and exciting way of reversing the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smoothing wrinkles, and reducing the appearance of acne or other scars. Because DOT Therapy™ delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime, it is rapidly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photo damage.
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What Will Laser Skin Resurfacing Do For Me?
If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots, skin laxity may be reduced with DOT Therapy™. Also, if you have scars from acne or other skin injuries, then you may also be a candidate for this procedure. Now, using DOT Therapy™, an innovative, new laser technology in Dr. Janowski’s Broomfield, CO office may restore your skin’s youthful appearance. While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin’s appearance for many years!
Benefits of DOT Therapy™ and laser resurfacing for your skin:
- Reverse the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin
- Improve texture and laxity
- Smooth wrinkles
- Reduce the appearance of acne and other scars
How Does DOT Therapy™ Work?
DOT Therapy™ is the ideal approach for skin rejuvenation. During the procedure in our Broomfield, CO office, Dr. Janowski will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin. The DOT Therapy™ laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOT’s) in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. DOT Therapy™ is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to fight fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars.
Unlike older laser technology, DOT Therapy™ leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic DOTs. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly. Afterward, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. You may also experience some peeling after about three to four days. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance in about ten to twenty days. After the laser procedure is completed, a cold compress will be applied. We send you home with steroid medication to reduce inflammation and a customized “post-laser” kit. During your recovery period you will apply a hydrating lotion to keep your skin moist and to promote healing.
What is Erbium Laser Resurfacing?
An Erbium Laser, like CO2 lasers, is an ablative resurfacing laser that works well on fine lines, skin texture, pigmentation, and, to a lesser degree, skin tightening. Though the wavelength of the Erbium laser is different from that of CO2, both laser types work similarly and have similar benefits. One of the advantages of the Erbium laser over CO2 is that it has much more flexibility in the way it can be set. This means it can be customized to treat at different depths of the skin and with varying heat settings. In general, what this means is that the amount of heat the skin absorbs can be controlled much better. As a result, people will heal faster and with less discomfort than with a CO2 laser. Erbium is also the wavelength used for the HALO laser and for the Microlaser Peel. These procedures enable us to offer you a wider variety of treatments within the same machine, so we can customize the settings to best fit your needs and goals. Since acquiring the Sciton Erbium laser, we no longer use our CO2 laser, and we’ve been very pleased with our outcomes. Our patients have been very satisfied as well.
We love the use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) applied post-laser. PRP is your body’s own most healing agent, and can help speed up the healing process.
*Results may vary from patient to patient