SmartXide Dot: Facial Resurfacing
Facial resurfacing is done to treat skin damage caused by acne, scars, sun damage, and ageing. Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) therapy is a resurfacing treatment to rejuvenate your skin. It helps to reverse sun damage and ageing, improve skin firmness, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and reduce the appearance of acne and scars.
This therapy is performed by using the SmartXide™ laser. A pattern of pulses of laser energy is applied on the area to be treated. The DOT therapy creates several minute or microscopic holes (dots) on your skin. The laser penetrates the treated areas and creates tightening of the skin and production of new collagen growth. After this therapy is completed a cold cloth is applied to the treatment area. Hydrating lotion is suggested by the doctor to apply after the treatment to keep the skin moist and will also help in healing.
In some cases, the skin will peel and appear red in color. This will normally resolve within 5 to 7 days. In some patients the treatment will provide excellent results in one day, but in few cases this treatment will need to be repeated two or three times. Over the next few years, SmartXide Dot will set a new standard for resurfacing and become the treatment of choice for reversing the effects of aging on the skin.
The advantages of DOT therapy is minimal treatment time, minimal down time, no stitches, no bleeding, low risk, good results, and many skin related problems can be done at one time.