DOT Therapy Laser Treatment

DOT Therapy can be performed safely on nearly anyone with signs of aging skin or acne scarring. DOT Therapy laser utilizes a “dot” pattern to create thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin while leaving the areas around each “dot” intact. This allows the skin to heal more quickly than with many traditional resurfacing lasers. After the procedure, your skin will be red, similar to a sunburn. The redness continues for a few days. In most cases, you may resume applying makeup after about three days. By day three or four, you will experience some peeling as your fresher skin appears. In most cases, your skin will return to its normal appearance after 7 to 10 days. Some may experience swelling and/or crusting of the skin.

Preparing for your appointment:

Products to avoid one week prior to procedure:

  • Retinol products and prescription retinoids, such as Retin-A (Tretinoin), Renova, Differin, or Tazorac
  • Products containing hydroxy acids, such as glycolic acid (AHA), salicylic acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products that might be drying or irritating

Please arrive with face free of makeup or other products

An antibiotic and an antiviral will be prescribed as a precautionary measure.

A topical anesthetic will also be prescribed to apply in advance of the treatment to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Contraindications:  

  • Accutane use within 1 year
  • Tan skin
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Pregnancy