Targeted Laser Wrinkle Treatment With Smartxide DOT Therapy
New techniques in laser skin resurfacing are constantly being developed, and DOT Therapy or SmartXide Dot is one of the latest. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and dark spots. Although the face is normally the primary area treated by this method, age spots on the hands can also benefit from this laser therapy.
What It Does
SmartXide Dot Therapy rejuvenates skin using laser therapy. This method of laser skin treatment can help reduce the effects of sun damage, fade brown spots, minimize acne and other scars, even out skin tone and coloration plus reduce facial wrinkles and lines. It also stimulates new collagen growth.
How It Works
An average SmartXide Dot Therapy treatment can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the extent of the skin damage. This method uses a dot pattern of laser treatment, thus the name. This laser device creates precise targeted micro perforations in the patient's skin with quick pulses of light energy, which is different from other laser treatments that cover the entire skin surface. Leaving the skin area around each "dot" intact allows for faster healing time, less pain and shorter downtime and the result is a more customized skin treatment. Settings can be adjusted to have either deep or shallow laser penetration, which is ideal for targeting acne scars on the face, fine lines around the mouth or on the neck.
You can return to your normal activities usually in three to five days, according to the manufacturer. It takes one to three weeks for your skin to totally heal and rejuvenate. Your skin should feel tighter, have noticeably less wrinkles and lines plus have better overall tone and texture. You skin will feel firmer, acne scars will be less apparent and damage from the sun and aging reduced.
Possible Side Effects
Some patients experience some tingling or slight pricks of pain during the procedure. A local anesthetic is used though, so discomfort is usually minimal. You can expect to have some temporary swelling and redness for a few days to two weeks, although in some rare cases the redness has lasted longer.
The average cost of SmartXide DOT Therapy ranges between $1,600 and $2,500.
Men and women who are looking for a minimally invasive facial rejuvenating procedure may want to consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon about SmartXide DOT Therapy.
SmartXide DOT Therapy should only be performed by a trained surgeon or dermatologist, so check references before you have this laser procedure.