SmartXide DOT® Fractionated Carbon Dioxide Laser
Fractional laser therapy is a breakthrough therapy for facial rejuvenation. Cosmetic imperfections appear on our skin in the form of wrinkles, scars, brown spots, and red spots. Fractional lasers employ a unique technology in which a laser makes small microscopic holes in the skin. This is in contrast to older techniques of complete resurfacing, in which the entire skin surface is removed using a laser or chemical peel, resulting in significant down time and discomfort. With fractional resurfacing, only a small percentage of the skin (15-40%) is actually treated, allowing for rapid recovery. Fractional laser therapy is an effective, low-downtime procedure which results in smoother, more even toned, youthful skin. The SmartXide DOT technology allows Dr. Walter to provide a superficial treatment or a deeper treatment to accommodate each patient’s needs and lifestyles.
Fractional carbon dioxide lasers can also be very effective for the treatment of surgical, burn, or acne scarring. By placing microscopic holes in the skin, fractional lasers stimulate collagen remodeling and improve the appearance of scars. Treatment can also soften firm or contracted scars.