Benefits of DOT Therapy
By Patricia Berbari on February 15, 2018
Are you embarrassed by the appearance of scarring? Are you looking for ways to improve your sun-damaged skin? DOT therapy at Dr. Patricia Berbari’s Gattineau, QC, plastic surgery practice can smooth your skin and reduce the visibility of wrinkles, lesions, acne scars, sun damage, and more. The benefits of DOT therapy, a minimally invasive laser technique, make it a popular choice with our patients.
DOT Therapy Requires No Incisions or Needles
Many patients avoid treatments, cosmetic and otherwise, because they are apprehensive about injections and incisions. DOT therapy uses laser light energy. There are no needles and no incisions involved in this treatment.
Short Treatment and Quick Recovery
Following DOT therapy, patients will experience slight redness and swelling. However, this typically diminishes in just a few days. Several cosmetic treatments can result in bruising during the recovery process. However, DOT therapy reduces this risk due to the gentle nature of the procedure.
While many cosmetic treatments may require hours of your time, DOT therapy can be completed in our office in under an hour. When patients choose this treatment, they can return to their normal activities almost immediately.
Safe and Effective Procedure
DOT therapy utilizes fractional CO2 laser technology and has become increasingly popular in dermatology. DOT therapy has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its safety and effectiveness.
DOT Therapy Offers Comfortable Treatment
Most patients experience little to no discomfort during a DOT treatment session. In fact, no topical anesthetic is necessary. Very rarely, a mild burning sensation may occur.
DOT therapy is incredibly versatile and can be used for all skin types and on all areas of the body. It has been used to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Acne and acne scars
- Aging skin
- Lines and wrinkles
- Sun spots and sun damage
- Irregular skin texture
- Large pores
- Traumatic and surgical scars
- Brown spots
- Uneven pigmentation
- Stretch marks
Are There Any Disadvantages to DOT Therapy?
Due to the minimally invasive approach of DOT therapy, there really are minimal risks or serious side effects. However, some patients may experience prolonged redness following the procedure. Peeling of the skin is also a typical response to DOT therapy and will subside after a few days. This can be managed with the use of a moisturizing lotion or cream, which can help soothe the skin during your recovery.
While DOT therapy is useful even for deeper lines and wrinkles, it is important to note that more substantial concerns may be better treated through alternative options. During a consultation with Dr. Berbari, she can help you determine the most appropriate treatment for your situation.
Learn More about DOT Therapy at Our Practice
If you desire smoother, more vibrant, and youthful skin, DOT therapy could be an excellent option for you. To learn more about your candidacy, schedule a consultation at our practice. You can contact us online to reach a member of our team.
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