DOT Therapy Tampa, Skin Rejuvenation Tampa Florida, Fractional CO2 Laser Tampa, Laser Skin Resurfacing Tampa Florida
Laser skin rejuvenation can help improve the texture and tone of skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten loose and sagging skin. Fractional CO2 laser treatment, commonly known as DOT Therapy, is an advanced skin rejuvenation technique that can deliver outstanding results without the extended downtime and complication rate associated with older, fully ablative laser technology. During fractional laser treatment, the laser energy treats only a fraction of the surface area, leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. The microscopic wounds caused by the laser will help to resurface the skin, while promoting new collagen production for excellent skin rejuvenation and tightening. At the same time, since much of the treatment area is left undamaged, healing will be much more rapid and the potential for complications is minimized. Fractional CO2 laser treatment can be used to treat many skin conditions, including sun damage, fine wrinkles, age spots, freckles, pigmentation problems, acne scarring, and melasma. The most common areas treated with fractional CO2 laser skin rejuvenation are the face, neck, chest and hands.
Fractional CO2 laser treatment is performed in our office. About 45 minutes to an hour before your treatment, your skin will be cleansed and a topical anesthetic will be applied. Dr. Kosowski will direct the laser across the treatment area in a precise and controlled manner. Some patients report a slight prickling sensation during treatment, which is usually well tolerated. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes. After treatment, the skin will be cleansed and a soothing balm and moisturizer will be applied. Most patients return to normal activities immediately after treatment. You may feel as if you have a slight sunburn during the first few hours. Mild swelling, redness and peeling usually resolve within a few days, as the skin heals. Keeping the skin moisturized and protected from the sun is important to help the healing process. We recommend a sunblock of at least SPF 45 or greater in the weeks following your procedure.
The doctors and staff at Bassin Plastic Surgery Tampa will be happy to discuss Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment with you. Call us at 813-872-7800 or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our Tampa offices.