DOT Therapy at Absolute Cosmetic Perth, WA
|Procedure Name:||DOT Therapy Laser.|
|Also Known As:||DOT laser, CO2 laser, Fractional skin resurfacing, Dermal Optical Thermolysis laser.|
|Great For:||Improving skin texture, sun damage, pigmentation, acne scarring, scarring, skin rejuvenation, sun spots, skin tightening and wrinkles.|
Please read all of below before attending your consultation and to assist you in understanding the procedure:
- MUST read before consultation – DOT Therapy Consent (199 KB)
- MUST read before consultation – DOT Therapy Patient aftercare (44 KB)
What is DOT Therapy?
DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a fractional laser designed to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance with minimal downtime. DOT Therapy can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimise acne scars.
DOT Therapy is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation in fractional laser resurfacing. During the procedure, your doctor will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser.
The DOT procedure is customised to your skin by your doctor who will adjust the laser settings to tailor treatment and 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 or fine lines around the mouth.
The DOT Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOT’s) in your skin, which usually induce skin tightening and stimulates 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. DOT Therapy usually leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic DOTs. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimises overall damage.
The machine is a true laser and only doctors should perform this treatment.
What can be treated with DOT CO2 Laser?
DOT laser can successfully improve the appearance of:
- Wrinkle reduction
- Skin laxity
- Skin texture improvement
- Sun damage
- Brown spots
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
On the Day of Treatment
Patients should avoid blood thinning medications in the days leading up to treatment, and report any recent changes in health. The area should be clean and dry prior to treatment with no makeup on. Emla numbing cream can be applied to make the treatment more comfortable for patients. Eye shields will be placed in situ to protect the eyes. Depending on the area to be treated, the procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes and longer for larger areas.
Discomfort is usually minimal after treatment, however patients may experience some tenderness, swelling or pain, which can be relieved by applying ice to the area.
Aftercare instructions are available and should be taken and strictly followed. Usually this involves icing and use of a bland moisturiser. The skin should be kept lightly moist for at least two days. Makeup is usually applied the next day although some patients do experience peeling and scabbing.
The laser treatments are usually stronger and can cause more downtime. This downtime can be from one day to one week. The patient must be realistic and realise this treatment has variable outcomes and the average is usually 3-4 treatments. It is wise to sleep with an extra pillow, upright to reduce swelling and take a daily antihistamine such as Claratyne.
Do not use any creams on the skin that are not approved by the doctors. If the swelling becomes excessively severe or a fever occurs ring the clinic immediately. This treatment is usually well tolerated and extremely safe.
Enquire About DOT Therapy
Contact Absolute Cosmetic Medicine to find out more about DOT Therapy Laser Resurfacing and for advice on whether this treatment is suitable for you.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.