As you age, your skin’s regenerative processes begin to slow down. With this becomes an increase in aging signs like loose skin, fine lines, and pigmentation. One way to restore the skin and reverse aging signs is by stimulating healthy new collagen growth through laser therapy. At our Lake Mary office, we offer DOT laser therapy, a way to naturally rejuvenate your skin without downtime or discomfort.

What is DOT Laser Therapy?

DOT stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis. DOT laser therapy works by using laser energy to stimulate the skin’s collagen production and cell turnover rate. It does this by generating microscopic channels in the skin that immediately stimulate new collagen growth and tighten the skin.

DOT laser therapy has a variety of benefits and uses, including:

  •       Improving skin quality and elasticity
  •       Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  •       Reducing the appearance of scars and acne scars
  •       Reversing pigmentation and photodamage

Who is a Good Candidate for DOT Laser Therapy?

DOT laser therapy can be a great option for patients who want to rejuvenate their skin without downtime or discomfort – or who want to avoid harsh products or ingredients. Collagen rejuvenation using controlled laser energy is one of the best ways to enhance the underlying quality of your skin, not just its appearance. Therefore, you can achieve a naturally brighter, more youthful look to your skin that reaches the deepest levels for true rejuvenation. During a consultation with Dr. Carlos Mercado at Eterna, MD, our team will help you determine whether DOT laser therapy can help you achieve your goals.

What Happens During DOT Laser Therapy?

During your treatment session, your laser specialist will apply the handpiece to the skin where it will generate tiny, scanned pulses of energy, creating thousands of tiny holes. Once the full area has been treated, your laser technician will apply active ingredients to help boost collagen regeneration and then protect your skin with sunscreen for the rest of your day.

Can DOT Laser Therapy Be Combined With Other Treatments?

DOT laser therapy can be easily combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to further stimulate the production of healthy new skin cells. PRP can help support the mechanisms that create new collagen, leading to faster, more noticeable results.

Is There a Recovery Process?

Downtime is very minimal with DOT laser therapy. You may have some slight redness and swelling, but this subsides quickly. It’s most important to keep your skin protected from sunlight during your recovery.

How Many Sessions Are Needed for Best Results?

The number of sessions needed can depend on your unique goals, but many patients see noticeable results with only a single treatment. If you opt for additional treatments, we recommend you space them one month apart. We also recommend you return for yearly maintenance treatments to continually stimulate collagen and prevent further signs of aging.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about DOT laser therapy, our team can help you explore your options. To contact our office, call us or fill out our online contact form.

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