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Why DOT Therapy ?  The Benefits and Results        Brochure on DOT Laser     Brochure on DOT Laser Technology

DOT Therapy with the SmartXide DOT CO ² laser offers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. DOT Therapy is ideal for the treatment of sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, fine wrinkles, and skin texture. Not only does the DOT offer amazing results, but it does so safely and quickly with little downtime. The DOT laser resurfacing procedure is performed by plastic surgeon, Dr. James Rieger. The secret is out and the benefits of DOT Therapy speak for themselves:

Minimal downtime    Rapid healing    Quick     Low risk    Customized    Minimally invasive     Topical anesthesia 

     Video of a DOT CO2 Laser Procedure  - courtesy of SmartXide

What Will DOT Therapy Do for Me?

If you have spent years in the sun, especially without adequate sun protection, then you know what it can do to your skin. Fine wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun spots may be reduced with DOT Therapy.  While the aging process cannot be stopped, with proper care you can maintain your rejuvenated skin’s appearance for many years!

What is DOT Therapy?

DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a fresh new way to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance. DOT Therapy can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth fine wrinkles and fine lines and minimize acne scars. Because DOT Therapy delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime, it is rapidly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photo damage.

How Does DOT Therapy Work?

DOT Therapy is setting a new standard for skin rejuvenation in fractional laser resurfacing. During the procedure, your doctor will apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of laser energy to your skin with a controlled laser. The DOT procedure is customized to your skin by your doctor. The doctor can adjust the laser’s settings to tailor treatment and obtain the best results for you. Adjustments can be made throughout the procedure to more accurately treat specific areas such as fine lines around the mouth.

The DOT Therapy laser precisely creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOT’s) in your skin, which induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure. DOT Therapy is designed to improve the skin’s texture and tone and to fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Unlike other laser resurfacing technologies, DOT Therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the microscopic DOTs. This enables your skin to heal more rapidly and minimizes overall damage.


Why DOT Therapy ?  How DOT is Different ?

DOT Therapy is a pioneer in the world of CO² laser resurfacing treatments. Before DOT, many patients endured long, often painful laser resurfacing procedures with lengthy recoveries in order to achieve skin rejuvenation. Historically, many procedures involved vaporizing an entire layer and surface of skin, resulting in significant downtime, discomfort and prolonged redness.

So how is DOT Therapy different or better? The DOT utilizes a ‘dot’ pattern to create thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin while leaving the areas around each ‘dot’ intact. This fractional laser allows for the skin to heal more quickly from the edge of these tiny ‘dots’. The overall procedure is safer, faster and more efficient. Doctors also have more control to customize treatment specifically to the patient and even modify treatment during the procedure for various skin challenges or problem areas.

please call 316-652-9333 for a consult with Dr James Rieger about the DOT Laser  in Wichita, Kansas.

Comparison Chart

DOT Therapy SmartXide Laser

Traditional CO2 Lasers

Minimal recovery time (3-5 days)

Lengthy recovery time (weeks)

Rapid healing due to DOT pattern

Delayed healing due to ‘blasting’ away layer of skin

Adjustable settings to achieve customized treatment

No flexibility to customize treatment

Minimal discomfort

Patient discomfort and pain

No bleeding

Possible bleeding

Target various types of damage

Nominal flexibility

Treat beyond the face (eyelids, neck, hands)

Safely treat the face only

No adverse reactions

Risk of adverse reactions and side effects

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