Skip to main content

DOT CO2 Laser Specialist

Dana Point Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Dana Point, CA

Smooth, glowing skin is often considered a sign of good health and vitality. If your skin is looking dull and tired, the aesthetic team at Dana Point Dermatology, which includes Jessica Goerig, MS, PA-C, and board-certified dermatologist Ryan Goerig, MD, can rejuvenate your skin and your look with their dermal optical thermolysis (DOT) CO2 laser. To learn more about the advanced laser tool and how it can change your look, call the Dana Point, California, office or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation today.

DOT CO2 Laser Q & A

What is the DOT CO2 laser?

The DOT CO2 laser is a fractional laser tool the team at Dana Point Dermatology uses to rejuvenate your skin. 

Unlike other types of skin laser treatments, the DOT CO2 laser is nonablative, which means it doesn’t remove the top layer of your skin and allows for a faster recovery than ablative skin laser treatments.  

The heat produced by the laser creates microscopic perforations in the surface of your skin, which stimulates collagen production to improve strength and elasticity. The laser also tightens the skin and improves tone and texture. 

Am I a good candidate for the DOT CO2 laser?

The aesthetic experts at Dana Point Dermatology determine if you’re a good candidate for DOT CO2 laser during a consultation. The team uses the advanced laser tool to treat many common skin concerns, including:

  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun spots
  • Acne scars

The laser is also safe to use on different areas of your body, including your face, neck, and hands. 

What can I expect during DOT CO2 laser treatment?

The team at Dana Point Dermatology performs your DOT CO2 laser treatment at the office. After your clinician has cleaned your skin with an antibacterial agent, your laser therapy begins. 

You may feel a mild snapping sensation during treatment, but treatment is generally well-tolerated. If you’re sensitive to pain, be sure to let the team know so they can make adjustments to your treatment plan. 

The length of your laser therapy may depend on the area being treated, but shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes.

After your session, your skin may be red and feel like a sunburn, which you can ease with a cold compress. The team may suggest some downtime following your session as your skin heals. 

It’s possible you may only need one treatment with the DOT CO2 laser to get your desired results. However, the team may suggest a series of treatments depending on your ultimate aesthetic goals.

You may start to notice an improvement in your skin soon after your laser session, with continued improvements over the next several weeks.

To learn more about the skin rejuvenating DOT CO2 laser, call Dana Point Dermatology or click the online booking button to schedule a consultation today.