How Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Therapy Can Help Your Skin This Winter

Woman having Dermal Optical Thermolysis treatment How Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Therapy Can Help Your Skin This Winter

Keeping your skin looking flawless during the winter months can be tough. When it's cold, skin tends to get dull and dehydrated. If you're looking for a better way to treat your skin this winter, look no further than DOT therapy.

What Is Dermal Optical Thermolysis and How Does it Help?

What Is DOT Therapy?

Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) therapy is a cosmetic dermatology service that involves the use of a laser to help with skin rejuvenation. During this procedure, your doctor will use the DOT laser to create a pattern of thousands of microscopic skin perforations. These "dots" are placed with extreme precision from the laser, so much so that the area around each one is left perfectly intact. This kind of dermatology treatment allows your skin to heal those micro perforations more rapidly than treatments like microdermabrasion or even more traditional forms of laser therapy. When your skin heals in this way, you'll be met with firmer, brighter skin and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. But what other kinds of benefits can you reap from investing in DOT therapy?

Customizable Treatment Settings

One of the biggest benefits of DOT therapy is the ability to customize each treatment for different skin types and areas of the body. If you're using your best eczema cream on your neck and decolletage to no avail this winter and you need serious skin rejuvenation, DOT therapy can get the job done. With this laser technology, it's possible to treat more delicate areas of the body like this and still see excellent results.

Minimally Invasive

When you think of skin rejuvenation treatments, it's possible that there are a few invasive procedures on that list. Fortunately, DOT therapy is a minimally-invasive and FDA approved procedure for skin rejuvenation. Again, this is ideal if you want to treat more delicate areas of your body. More invasive procedures may be too intense and require significant downtime if they're performed on the delicate skin around your eyes or on your neck. DOT therapy can treat those areas and result in minimal downtime afterwards.

Visible Results After a Few Short Treatments

DOT therapy has a whole host of benefits, one of the biggest being the results. And when treatments only take about 20 minutes or so, seeing results after two or three procedures means your total treatment time could be less than an hour before you see improvement in your skin. Whether your goals are to reduce hyperpigmentation or the appearance of wrinkles, the time spent in treatment will be minimal. Fortunately, your results won't be.

Smooth Out Skin Texture

If you have uneven skin texture, DOT therapy can help. With this ultra-precise laser technology, your skin will heal its micro-wounds rapidly. This will help stimulate collagen production and new skin growth, which in turn can help smooth out your skin and minimize textural issues on it. So if you're struggling with patches of uneven skin texture, this treatment could be the answer you've been looking for.


When you want to keep your skin looking its best all year round, DOT therapy and other cosmetic dermatology services are worth considering. If you have questions or want to know how DOT therapy can work for you, set up a consultation with a member of our team at SE Dermatology Specialists today.

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