THE DOT Therapy Advantage
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Zakany, or one of the laser technician RN’s, to see if DOT Laser Therapy is right for you. That is the best way to decide on your options based on concerns, desired benefits and the amount of recovery time you can afford to dedicate.
Frequently Asked Questions about CO2 Laser Therapy
In the past, full face resurfacing with a CO2 laser required weeks of recovery. With fractional technology, only small columns are ablated through the skin leaving uninjured skin in between from which wound healing can rapidly progress. The amount of laser energy and the density that the laser treatment is applied at can be adjusted to tailor each treatment to the desired goal. Fractional CO2 laser can be used safely on the face, neck, and most sun damaged skin including the eyelids.
After approximately four days you should be sufficiently healed to apply make-up. Complete healing and peeling may take 7 to 10 days, and redness might persist for several weeks. However, the laser energy and density can be adjusted to create mild laser peels from which you can recover in just 48 hours. The treatment can be truly customized for you!
After the fractional CO2 procedure, you are able to work and do all your normal activities, but you will generally not want to leave your house for a few days, as you will be very red and covered in ointment. It is best to schedule several days off to heal after the treatment.
The DEKA SmartXide DOT and other fractional CO2 lasers are safest when used on lighter colored skin. It can be used on dark skin, especially for scarring, but the risks are greater that discoloration can result. Other technologies, such as microneedling, or non-ablative lasers, might be more appropriate for some skin types.
Some results of fractional CO2 resurfacing are noticeable immediately once you heal from the procedure, such as improvement in surface irregularities and discoloration. The impact of fractional CO2 resurfacing on deeper wrinkles and scars takes several months to fully develop as the skin is stimulated to regenerate.
The number of fractional CO2 laser treatments required depends on the goals of the procedure. For treating surface irregularities, fine lines, and discoloration, one or two treatments will typically be sufficient. However, to treat scars or deep wrinkles three of four treatments are usually necessary, several months apart.
Potential side effects following a SmartXide Dot® treatment are generally mild, but include burns or skin damage, scar formation, irregular pigmentation (hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation), milia (white bumps), and possible skin infections.
Steve Zakany, MD was the first physician or provider in Colorado to offer fractional CO2 laser treatments dating back to 2006 and was the original training physician for the Rocky Mountain region. He has performed well over a couple thousand treatments. The RNs at MenRegen are laser certified and have been personally trained by Dr. Zakany.
Deka SmartXide Dot® facial treatments are $750. Other areas of the body can be treated with the laser. Price based on individual needs and determined at consultation.
***Special Promotion*** All facial treatments reduced to $600 through March, 2022.