The DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) fractional ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) skin resurfacing laser device has been shown in a direct, side by side, comparison scientific study of the top ten fractional lasers to be the best skin resurfacing laser in the world today. (Waibel J, et al. Preliminary Observations on Fractional Ablative Resurfacing Devices: Clinical Impressions. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2009;8(5):481-485)
The procedure is performed with topical anesthesia only, no injections in 97% of patients, minimally uncomfortable during the procedure, only 1% of patients needed narcotics after the treatment day, mild swelling for 5-7 days, skin dryness resulting in 3-5 days of skin peeling and two to three weeks of mild pink hue to the skin. This rapid recovery allows patients to return to the normal daily activities as soon as possible, without compromising the outcome.