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CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing/DOT Therapy


Do you suffer from sun damage, acne scars, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles or struggle with skin laxity and texture problems.  Then the DOT SmartXide C02 Laser Skin Resurfacing may be for you.

This CO2 laser resurfacing is the gold standard for laser skin resurfacing  treating the effects of facial skin aging and promoting skin rejuvenation.

With this latest laser technology, the DOT SmartXide CO2 Fractionated Laser offers many of the benefits of the traditional CO2 laser resurfacing with a fraction of the downtime.  Before DOT, many patients endured long, often painful laser skin  resurfacing procedures with lengthy recoveries in order to achieve skin rejuvenation. Historically, many procedures involved vaporizing an entire layer and surface of skin, resulting in significant downtime, discomfort and prolonged redness. In addition, old CO² lasers could not treat non-facial areas like the neck and décolletage easily because skin in these areas did not heal as well as the face.

How is DOT Therapy different or better?

The DOT utilizes a ‘dot’ pattern to create thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin while leaving the areas around each ‘dot’ intact. This fractional laser allows for the skin to heal more quickly from the edge of these tiny ‘dots’. The overall procedure is safer, faster and more efficient than traditional CO2. Doctors also have more control to customize treatment specifically to the patient and even modify treatment during the procedure for various skin challenges or problem areas.

One of the main reasons for success of this system is that the treatment encourages the formation of new collagen, which leads to an inner tightening in the skin. While typical results are evident immediately, most patients see improved results over the next three to five months. The downtime of the DOT CO2 laser resurfacing is generally three to seven days after a single treatment, depending on the level of energy used.  The procedure, which generally takes less than an hour, is usually performed with a topical anesthetic, or a mild oral sedative to make the patient more comfortable.

Benefits of a CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment

The benefits of the SmartXide Dot C02 Laser resurfacing is that there is minimal downtime and rapid healing.  This quick procedure has low risks and accurate results, and treatments can be customized to the patients needs and desired recovery time.

Patients who have spent years in the sun can reverse the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin.  Those seeking skin rejuvenation will find improvement in texture and firmness of the skin.  Fine lines and wrinkles can be smoothed.  Many acne patients can reduce the appearance of acne, actinic keratosis, and other scars.

 Some of the most common treatment areas for CO2 laser resurfacing include:

  • Full face
  • Around the mouth
  • Neck
  • Décolletage
  • Back of the hands
  • Eyelids (Madonna Lift)
  • Unsightly scars

The Recovery

Depending on the areas treated and the depth of treatment,  downtimes can vary significantly from slight redness for about 24 hours to redness that lasts up to two weeks.  Most patients will see improvement with one treatment, however Dr. Perez recommends a series of treatments 4 to 6 months apart for best results.  Those who suffer from significant skin damage may need more than one treatment or series of treatments to achieve their desired results.

As with any skin rejuvenation procedure, best results are obtained by using skin care products containing Hydroquinone and a Retinoid before and after the treatment.

The Results

Take a look at our before and after gallery to see what we have been able to do for some of our patients.

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Renue Aesthetic Surgery
Victor Perez M.D.
Phone : 913-685-1108
Fax : 913-685-1129
6300 W. 143rd St. Ste. 210
Overland Park, KS 66223