Achieving smoother, more beautiful skin is now easier and more comfortable than ever before. The Aurora laser and FotoFacial technology provide a faster, gentler way to smooth and remove many types of facial skin imperfections.
FotoFacial treatments use a unique combination of electrical energy, light and cooling safely, quickly and effectively rejuvenate the skin and address certain facial skin issues. At the Aesthetic Center, we use it to:
- Treat sun damage
- Reduce pores, freckling and irregular pigmentation
- Treat rosacea
- remove facial hair
The Aurora laser allows clients to enjoy comfortable, long-lasting skin renewal that produces the desired results with little or no side effects. Each pulse of the laser lasts less than one second and may produce a slight tingling feeling. In particularly sensitive areas, such as the upper lip, it may feel like a quick pinch.
Each treatment lasts approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Excellent results are often apparent after the first treatment. If multiple types of lesions are to be treated, or if hair removal is part of the treatment, several treatments, spaced three to four weeks apart may be required.
DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is delivered with the SmartXide laser, an advanced CO2 laser system. Unlike other skin resurfacing CO2 lasers, where the entire canvas of a targeted area of skin is treated, the DOT system delivers light in a customized pattern of tiny, micro-sized dots, rather than the entire skin surface. These thousands of microscopic perforations stimulate new collagen growth to improve the skin’s texture and tone. DOT therapy leaves the skin around each perforation intact, allowing the epidermis to regenerate rapidly, resulting in a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
The system precisely delivers CO2 laser energy to targeted areas to treat:
- sun damage
- fine lines
- acne scarring
DOT Therapy can be safely used on any area of the skin.
DOT Therapy’s innovative new technology also allows for a greater level of precision, enabling Dr. Crawford to control the strength, depth, duration and even the “dot” size of the treatment. Treatments are customized to meet each patient’s exact needs. DOT Therapy treatments are quick, painless and very well-tolerated. Downtime is minimal, with redness lasting just no more than a few days – very similar to a sunburn.