DOT System Skin Renewal

Forget diamonds. When it comes to looking and feeling beautiful, DOTs are a girl’s best friend.

Women of a certain age have always looked for ways to slow down the inevitable signs of aging—wrinkles, sun spots, skin laxity. Some of us turn to plastic surgeons, going under the knife to the pretty tune of around $15,000. Others try to stall the march of time with collagen fillers or Botox injections, but those benefits can be limited to certain areas and are only temporary solutions.

For those of us who are looking for a permanent and cost-effective solution to wrinkles, lip lines, uneven texture or acne scars, DOT therapy may be the answer. It’s a recent and innovative laser procedure for skin renewal and, according to Fayetteville dermatologist Dr. Anthony Slagel, it’s “extremely effective” in treating skin problems such as wrinkles, acne scars, brown spots, and loose skin. “It’s the gold standard,” he states.

In addition to being highly effective, what sets the DOT system apart from other skin treatments is its versatility, with settings that can be customized to precisely target the problem area. And, because it uses a pattern of microscopic dots instead of a full resurfacing, DOT treatments usually result in a faster recovery time than standard laser rejuvenation treatments; in most cases, patients are back to normal in less than a week.

The bottom line? One quick in-office treatment – around $3000 – is usually enough to take your skin back ten years, says Dr. Slagel.

Dr. Slagel was the first doctor in Georgia to own a DOT system, and as of press time, he is the only doctor in the area with one. He is part of the Piedmont Physicians at Yorktown Center, [location & contact info].

SIDEBAR:

DOT Therapy: Making the Connection

What can it do?

DOT Therapy uses laser energy to produce thousands of microspopic holes in your skin to create immediate tightening of the skin and to renew the natural collagen growth in your skin. This procedure produces a natural and more youthful look and feel to your skin. DOT Therapy tightens skin, improves texture and tone, smoothes wrinkles, diminishes acne scars, and improves the overall appearance of your skin.

Is it right for me?

DOT Therapy can help improve the following in facial and non-facial areas:

  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Tone, texture, and discoloration
  • Skin laxity

What should I expect?

DOT Therapy is performed in a simple, in-office procedure. The dermatologist may use a topical anesthetic beforehand to make your treatment more comfortable. Recovery time from this treatment is brief, with redness usually lasting only a few days.