If you follow the aesthetic industry at all, you’ve probably heard of fractional skin resurfacing. For these procedures a laser creates microscopic channels through the epidermis layer of the skin down into the second layer, the dermis. Because only a fraction of the skin’s surface is affected, these procedures are called fractional resurfacing.
At AesthetiSpa, we offer the newest option for laser skin rejuvenation. It’s called Deka DOT Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, and we’re excited about the improvements it is making in our patients’ skin without the problems caused by some fractional laser systems.
What is the Deka DOT?
The name Deka DOT comes from the laser. The Deka DOT laser provides new technology for fractional laser resurfacing. The difference is the DOT, which stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis. This refers to the pattern of microscopic perforations in the skin made by the laser but surrounding by untouched skin. This unique pattern options of the DOT makes for faster healing and safer, quicker procedures.
What can the Deka DOT improve?
At AesthetiSpa, we are using the Deka DOT CO2 laser to treat all kinds of photo damage issues with patient skin. The FDA has approved Deka DOT for these skin conditions:
- Fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Sun spots
- Large pores
- Areas of uneven pigmentation
- Areas of uneven skin texture
What is a Deka DOT session like?
Another great thing about Deka DOT CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing at AesthetiSpa is how quick the treatments can be done. It usually takes just 30 minutes to treat the entire face. But we do apply topical numbing cream prior to your session, so you need to allow another 30-60 minutes for that to fully take effect.
During the treatment, your AesthetiSpa clinician will set the pattern and depth of the scanned laser pulses. These settings are adjusted to fit your unique skin characteristics. Plus, adjustments can be made during the treatment as necessary. The DOT laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes in the skin across the treatment areas. Unlike ablative laser resurfacing, these microscopic channels are surrounded by untouched skin, which instantly goes about healing the tiny wounds.
There isn’t any bleeding, as with other fractional treatments, and we can treat much more sensitive areas such as the neck, the backs of the hands, and areas close to the mouth.