There are various skin resurfacing treatments to choose from that are innovative and produce remarkable results. Fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers have been used for the improved appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, loose skin and other undesirable signs of aging. New forms of this skin resurfacing technology are making their way to doctor’s offices, and Deka DOT is one of them.

What is Deka DOT?
Carbon dioxide lasers are some of the most powerful and effective lasers for renewing the skin. The Deka DOT system provides an improvement on what other lasers in this class are capable of doing. This is because of the SmartXide DOT system and its capabilities. The power and scope of the laser can be modified by the practitioner, penetrating into the skin at varying depths in order to treat a host of aesthetic skin conditions.

The Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) system gives our practitioner the ability to section off areas of the face through the use of the “dot” system. The laser produces thousands of microscopic openings in the skin on marked areas of the face without affecting areas of the skin surrounding these tiny openings. This allows the laser to penetrate into the skin at varying levels on different areas of the face for more effective treatments with highly noticeable results.

How Does Deka DOT Work?
We begin to show signs of aging as we get older because of the lesser degree of collagen that is produced by the body. Collagen is a very important protein that is found everywhere in the human body, including the skin. Collagen is what gives the skin a youthful appearance and feel. As less collagen is produced by the body, signs of aging such as wrinkles and loose skin begin to appear.

When the Deka DOT laser is applied to areas of the skin that need treatment, the body senses these microscopic perforations in the skin as mild skin injuries. The body’s defense and repair system then goes to work to repair the damage that was done. This is when collagen and elastin are produced at higher levels and absorbed by the skin to heal these areas. That is what allows CO2 skin resurfacing procedures to give our patients younger, smoother skin in the shortest amount of time.

If you want to improve your skin’s appearance, the Deka DOT system could certainly help you. Schedule a consultation at Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery in Louisville to learn more information about this amazing new treatment. Contact us today to book your appointment!