CO2 Dot Therapy
Today you have a variety of options when it comes to rejuvenating your appearance. One of the newest is laser resurfacing. The latest technological advancement in the field of laser resurfacing is the use of light beams that are either pulsed or scattered at a very high rate. This minimizes heat damage that the skin might otherwise be exposed to. It also allows a more powerful CO2 laser to be utilized for deeper tissue removal and for more effective removal of pronounced wrinkles and creases. Newer laser technologies have given us a new level of control and allow for extreme precision during the procedure, especially in delicate areas. With CO2 we can provide some of the most dramatic, age-defying results possible.
The CO2 laser works by removing areas of damaged or wrinkled skin layer by layer. A carbon-dioxide laser is used the to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light to remove the outer layer skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer. This targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin.
The most common application for CO2 is for removal of fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth, but the procedure can be used on the whole face to improve minor facial flaws, such as wrinkles on the forehead, scars from acne or chickenpox, non-responsive skin after a facelift, aged or sun-damaged skin, liver spots, warts, birthmarks, enlarged oil glands or to improve yellow or gray tones in the skin.
Depending upon the area to be resurfaced, treatment time ranges from a few minutes to more than an hour. In some cases, the patient may need more than one laser session to achieve the desired result.
Results of laser resurfacing are long-lasting, but not permanent. Treatments do not prevent the development of deeper wrinkles with aging.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us at (310) 860-8915.
COT DOT Therapy Before & After Photos (Actual Patients)