Introducing SmartXide DOT Laser Resurfacing Therapy

July 7, 2017


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Your skin is something you have to wear for the rest of your life, so feeling confident in it is a necessity. An aged and sun-damaged face can create a complexion you’re not proud of, and leave you to believe you just have to deal with the imperfections. But thanks to technology, you can effectively eliminate years of damage and restore your skin to a more youthful state.

If “guaranteed to work” moisturizers aren’t providing you with your desired results, trust in Dr. Andrews and his qualified staff to bring out the radiant skin you’ve been searching for.

Why DOT Therapy Works

At PCI Plastic Surgery, we understand that everyone’s skin is unique, and we are determined to find the best solution for you. We are proud to now offer the DEKA SmartXide DOT laser—a fractional resurfacing therapy that can reverse the appearance of aged and sun-damaged skin.

Prior to fractional therapy, many patients seeking skin rejuvenation had to ensure long, painful laser resurfacing procedures that required an extended healing period. With DOT therapy, patients receive the best of both words: age-defying results and a speedy recovery.

For those considering DOT therapy, you can expect improvements with many skin condition, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Overly large pores
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun damage (sun spots)
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Laxity and texture issues

With so many benefits, fractional laser therapy is quickly replacing traditional laser skin resurfacing techniques. This laser treatment is truly a welcome addition to the cosmetic medicine.

Procedural Expectations

The procedure begins with the application of a topical local anesthetic. Depending on the depth of the wrinkles and fold around the mouth, small injections of local anesthetic may be required. It takes about 30 minutes to treat the full face, eyes, mouth and neck. Because the depth of the treatment can be controlled, the patient can determine their downtime. With lighter treatments, the period of skin healing and redness is significantly reduced. You are then free to relax as Dr. Andrews uses the controlled laser to apply a pattern of tiny scanned pulses of energy to your skin. With the thousands of microscopic holes that are created with the laser, a fraction of the damaged skin is immediately removed. Unlike other laser resurfacing procedures, DOT therapy leaves islands of healthy tissue surrounding the tiny holes, allowing your skin to heal more quickly. Heat is also applied to the skin, which promotes immediate skin tightening. The treatment stimulates new collagen and elastin production over time. Many of our patients only require one treatment, but this will depend on your specific cosmetic goals.

When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Andrews or his staff will take the necessary time to get to know your skin and its history. He will listen to your unique concerns and come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Because the DOT therapy techniques can be completely personalized, Dr. Andrews will find the best laser settings to treat your skin.

Results and Recovery

Immediately following the procedure, a silicone skin protectant is applied to trap moisture in the tiny open areas created by the laser. You will be given all the products you need to care for your treated skin in the post-procedure period. For the first couple of days, the treated areas will feel like a sunburn. You may experience slight peeling as your younger-looking skin appears. Once the skin begins to peel, it’s usually considered safe to resume makeup application. In most cases, it will take about a week to 10 days for your skin to return to its normal appearance.

As you recover, we suggest applying a hydrating lotion to keep skin moist and promote healing. Following a strict skin care regimen will help to ensure long-lasting results. While the aging process cannot be stopped, with the right skincare regimen and sun protection you will be able to maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin for many years to come.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone with significant signs of photoaging is a potential candidate for DOT therapy. People with fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, deep folds around the mouth and anyone who lacks tone and youthful texture are candidates for the technology. Patients come to us from all walks of life, and at any age. If you have brown spots, acne scars or loose skin—you can also benefit from SmartXide Dot laser resurfacing therapy.

Don’t let sun-damaged skin add years to your complexion. At PCI Plastic Surgery, we want to help. Dr. Andrews and his staff give full attention and focus to their patients—striving for exceptional outcomes every time.

If you’re ready to significantly improve the appearance of your skin, our knowledgeable staff would love to speak with you. Call us today at 319-382-8230 to set up a consultation with Dr. Andrews and his staff to see if DEKA DOT therapy is right for you.

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Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*
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Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*

May 27th, 2013

I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*
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I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*

May 27th, 2013

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June 1st, 2013

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