Look younger, more refreshed with SmartXide DOT™ Therapy

 In Lasers

Looking for a way to get a younger-looking, more rejuvenated appearance without a facelift or deep chemical peel? SmartXide DOT™ therapy might be just what you’re looking for. DOT stands for dermal optical thermolysis, which simply means it’s a process that uses laser heat and energy to help treat and restore the skin. Here’s what you need to know:

What makes SmartXide DOT™ different from other laser treatments?

Well first, it’s a fractional laser technique, which means that unlike other laser techniques that treat large areas of the skin at once, SmartXide DOT™ treats small sections of the skin’s surface at a time, leaving neighboring healthy tissue untouched. As a result, healing is much faster than with non-fractional methods.

What sets it apart from other fractional methods is its “custom dot” technique. SmartXide DOT™ uses tiny “dots” of energy that can be specifically sized and spaced for a truly customized treatment based on each individual patient’s needs. By varying the space between the dots created by the laser, even difficult-to-treat areas like the skin near your eyes and mouth can be successfully treated for a more consistent, refreshed result.

What areas can SmartXide DOT™ treat?

Because it allows greater precision than other types of laser treatments, SmartXide DOT™ can be used to treat the face, neck, hands, arms, legs and décolleté. The SmartXide DOT™ technology was designed to help reduce small lines and wrinkles as well as sun damage and acne, and it can also be used to tighten lax skin that’s begun to show the effects of gravity over time. The SmartXide DOT™ is so precise, it can even be used for fractional eyelid lifts to combat the “half-awake” look that occurs when lids and brows begin to droop.

What is the SmartXide DOT™ treatment process like?

The process is simple and quick, and a topical anesthetic applied prior to your procedure helps ensure minimal to no discomfort beyond a warm sensation. After treatment and depending upon the size of the area treated and your skin type, you may experience some slight swelling and redness that usually resolve within a day or two as well as some minor dryness. Following your treatment, application of a moisturizer and sunscreen will help protect new skin and reduce dryness.

When will I see results?

Most patients notice results as soon as any initial redness and swelling subside. And, because the laser energy stimulates the formation of collagen, one of the building blocks of healthy skin, results will continue to improve for several weeks or months.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients find one treatment is enough to achieve the results they’re looking for, although patients with deeper lines or wrinkles or significant acne scars may require two or three treatments for maximum results.

Is SmartXide DOT™ right for me?

The best way to decide if SmartXide DOT™ is a good choice for your needs and your skin is to call our office today at (212) 772-7242 to schedule an evaluation. You can also use your visit as an opportunity to learn about other procedures that can provide you with a healthy, refreshed, more youthful look.

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