Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 3, 2008 -- Laugh lines, crow's feet, brown spots, and wrinkles are inevitable signs of aging, but all that is about to change thanks to the most advanced technology in laser skin resurfacing. Through a newly-formed alliance between Eclipse Medical, one of the country's leading aesthetic laser distributors since 1993, and DEKA, one of the world's largest and best-known laser manufacturers, DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is now the state-of-the-art procedure in laser skin resurfacing.
The SmartXide DOT system is an advanced CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser made in Italy by DEKA and has received clearance from the Food & Drug Administration. The CO2 laser is the most common type of laser used for skin resurfacing: thoroughly proven and tested. CO2 lasers of the past covered the entire surface of the skin, resulting in a significant amount of downtime to heal, discomfort for the patient and prolonged redness of the skin. In addition, the old CO2 lasers could not treat non-facial areas like the neck and d?colletage easily because skin in these areas did not heal as well as the face.
Deborah Sarnoff, M.D., a board certified, New York-based dermatologist is among the first skincare specialists in the U.S. to use DOT Therapy on her patients. Dr. Sarnoff is a recognized authority on laser skin resurfacing. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University's School of Medicine. "DOT Therapy is the new gold standard in laser facial resurfacing," said Dr. Sarnoff. "The effectiveness of DOT Therapy is unparalleled and what makes DOT Therapy so special is its range of options. My patients are thrilled that we can customize the treatments to meet their exact skin requirements. The results are extraordinary and the downtime is so minimal that my patients can receive a treatment on a Friday and be back to work on Monday looking radiant."
DOT Therapy is taking laser skin resurfacing to a whole new level. The new procedure precisely delivers CO2 laser energy to targeted areas on the face or non-facial areas like the neck and d?colletage, and effectively treats sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scarring. Unlike any other skin resurfacing CO2 laser, the DOT system is unique because it ablates a customized pattern of tiny, micro-sized dots, rather than the entire skin surface.
After a DOT Therapy procedure, thousands of microscopic perforations stimulate new collagen growth to improve skin's texture and tone. DOT Therapy leaves the skin around each of the perforations intact, allowing the epidermis to regenerate, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Although the DOT Therapy technology is brand new, the benefits are proven and clear to Dr. Sarnoff and her patients. "Downtime for patients undergoing this procedure is minimal," said Dr. Sarnoff. "There is no pain or discomfort, redness lasts a few days versus a few weeks, and the results are remarkable - DOT Therapy virtually takes years off the face."
DOT Therapy's innovative new technology also allows the physician a greater level of precision and control, enabling doctors to customize the treatment for the patient. "I can specifically target problem areas on the face or non-facial areas like "crepey" neck and hyperpigmentation on the d?colletage," said Dr. Sarnoff.
Only a topical anesthetic is needed for the treatment and patients can immediately apply makeup after the procedure. In addition, the SmartXide DOT system has no consumables and costs significantly less to buy and operate, saving doctors thousands of dollars annually. Readers interested in more information about DOT Therapy can visit www.dottherapy.com or www.eclipsemed.com.
EDITOR'S NOTE: For more information on DOT Therapy, please contact Nancy Trent or Pam Wadler at 212-966-0024.