Dr. Callahan has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2019. This is her ninth consecutive year as a Top Doctor. SkinSmart Dermatology offers four experienced and certified medical dermatological providers to serve the SW Florida area. Call today to schedule your appointment!
SmartXide DOT® Fractional Resurfacing
Skin that is clear, bright and smooth can help you feel more beautiful at any age. Fractional laser skin resurfacing at SkinSmart Dermatology® in Sarasota can renew your skin’s appearance and texture with minimal downtime. Our SmartXide DOT® treatment is a non-invasive laser therapy that provides noticeable improvement with minimal healing time. It is just one of the many advanced treatments available from board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Callahan and her staff of skin care professionals.
Healthy, beautiful skin begins at SkinSmart Dermatology®. Request a cosmetic consultation or call our office in Sarasota at (941) 308-7546.
People visit our practice in Sarasota for skin rejuvenation with DOT Therapy from all along the Southwest Coast of Florida. It is ideal for the treatment of sun damage and the other signs of aging as it improves a variety of common concerns including:
- Brown spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity and uneven texture
- Acne scars and stretch marks
Before we recommend any treatment, we ask that you have an in-depth cosmetic consultation. We will thoroughly evaluate your skin to determine which treatment is best suited to the condition of your skin and will best achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Callahan will consider all of your skin rejuvenation options, including IPL Photofacial,eMatrix™ and Fraxel re:pair®.
How it Works
With the SmartXide DOT CO2 laser, only a fraction of the skin receives the laser light (hence the name “fractional skin resurfacing”). The laser utilizes a “dot” pattern to create thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin while leaving the areas around each dot intact. Very precise microbeams penetrate deeply below the epidermis without damaging the surface skin. After treatment, the skin heals rapidly from the edge of these tiny dots. The healthy cells in the untouched spots promote rapid healing of the entire treatment area, resulting in faster recovery time and minimal side effects.
The SmartXide DOT laser offers the ultimate in skin rejuvenation in just under an hour for most treatments. The overall procedure is safer, faster and more efficient than treatment with a conventional ablative laser.
Recovery & Results
Treatments with the SmartXide DOT require minimal recovery time, typically three to five days. Immediately following treatment, patients may experience mild swelling and have a sunburned appearance. Over the following weeks and months, the body repairs the deeper dermal tissues that have been affected by the treatment, producing longer lasting benefits associated with a healthy, youthful appearance.