The Deka Dot is an ablative CO2 laser procedure that can smooth and repair lines, wrinkles, scars, discoloration and other cosmetic defects without removing the epidermal (outer) layers of the skin.
The Deka Dot uses a “dot” pattern to create thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin while leaving the areas around each “dot” intact. It is another type of “fractional laser” because it only affects a fraction (each dot) of skin at a time.
After treatment, the skin heals rapidly from the edges of these tiny “dots”. The healthy cells in the untreated spots promote rapid healing of the entire treatment area, resulting in faster recover time and minimal side effects. Your skin may look red and swollen and feel as if sunburned for a few days. Some areas may become crusty and darker. Several days after treatment, you may experience some peeling as old skin is sloughed off and new, healthier skin emerges. Skin usually completely heals in 7 to 10 days.
If you have fine lines or pigmentation and would like smoother looking skin, ask your practitioner if you would be a good candidate for treatment with the Deka Dot laser.