Laser Treatment For Wrinkles
DOT CO2 Laser Treatment
The DOT CO2 laser (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is an ideal option for the treatment of wrinkles, lines, acne scars, rosacea, pigment, and skin laxity on the face, neck, and chest. By transmitting microscopic columns of light energy, the laser creates a grid of treated and untreated skin, allowing for rapid recovery. This treatment is a great way to address almost any skin concern you might have.
Commonly Treated Areas
Face, neck and chest are the most commonly treated areas at Loftus Total Skin Care, but other areas such as the hands or back can be treated as well.
How to Prepare for Laser Treatments
Six weeks prior to your treatment, we will provide you with a hydroquinone cream in order to prep your skin for the laser and to prevent discoloration afterwards. When you arrive for your appointment, we will apply numbing cream to the treated area to minimize any discomfort. We will also give you a prescription for cold sore medication to prevent the risk of an outbreak.
What to Expect During Laser Treatments for the Skin
During the procedure, tiny scanned pulses of laser energy will be applied to treatment area, creating microscopic removal of the skin. This will induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth.
After this procedure, you will experience some redness and swelling at the treated area. About 4 days after your treatment, your skin will begin to peel and may continue to peel for 6-10 more days. After your treatment, we will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to make your recovery process as easy and as comfortable as possible.
Typical Candidate for Laser Treatments
The DOT CO2 laser can be performed on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin. Make an appointment today to ask us if this is the right treatment for you.