ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We all want to look younger. Laser
therapy has been the gold standard for erasing wrinkles, but it always meant
crusty, peeling skin and weeks of recovery. Now, there’s a gentler solution, and
it works by connecting the dots.
Sandy Rowland is on a mission -- a mission to rid her face of wrinkles.
feel young, you know, now I want to look younger," Rowland told Ivanhoe.
Today, Rowland will have a new laser procedure called DOT therapy.
Roger Bassin, M.D., a plastic surgeon from The Bassin Center for Facial Plastic
Surgery in Orlando, Fla., says microscopic puncture wounds, or "dots," deliver
CO2 energy that tightens skin and smoothes wrinkles.
Because the laser beam is split, it leaves areas of healthy skin between the
rows of dots. Traditional lasers target all the skin -- often causing severe
burning and scabbing.
"We would blast all the skin off at once," Dr. Bassin told Ivanhoe. "It would
look like you got dragged on the pavement by your face pretty much. That’s how
patients would describe it."
The DOT laser can treat wrinkles, Crow's feet, sun spots and even pre-cancerous
Rowland says the discomfort is minimal. "Like a little sting, but it’s not
painful," she told Ivanhoe.
Patients get a topical numbing cream instead of anesthesia. The downtime is as
little as three days. The recovery for traditional laser therapy is up to two
After 10 minutes, Rowland is done.
47-year-old journalist Denise Enos had the DOT procedure as part of a recent
am always skeptical, as a reporter," Enos told Ivanhoe.
Her results weren’t drastic, but she says she’s happy with them.
"What you have to expect is an improvement that some people might not even
notice, but that shouldn’t matter if you notice," Enos said.
Like every cosmetic procedure, this one-time treatment comes with a price tag --
The results are permanent. Dr. Bassin says the only people who wouldn’t be
candidates for this procedure are those with serious medical problems or
patients on chronic steroids.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
The Bassin Center for Facial Plastic Surgery