How Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Therapy Can Help Your Skin This Winter

Woman having Dermal Optical Thermolysis treatment How Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) Therapy Can Help Your Skin This Winter

If you want a cosmetic dermatology service that's going to help your skin all winter long, look no further than DOT therapy. Here are just a few of the ways that this treatment can help your skin out during the cold winter months.

What Is Dermal Optical Thermolysis and How Does it Work?

What Exactly Is DOT Therapy?

Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) therapy is a cosmetic dermatology service in which a laser is used to help facilitate skin rejuvenation. During this treatment, your dermatologist will use a special DOT laser to create a unique pattern made up of thousands of microscopic skin perforations. These skin perforations, which look like little dots, are placed with extreme precision by the laser. In fact, they're placed with such precision that the area around each one is left perfectly intact. This kind of cosmetic dermatology treatment allows your skin to heal those tiny wounds much more rapidly than treatments like microdermabrasion or even other forms of laser skin therapy. And when your skin is finished healing after your DOT therapy session, it will look and feel firmer and brighter. In addition, you'll likely see a visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. But how else can your skin benefit from DOT therapy during the cold winter months?

Minimally Invasive

When you want to invest in skin rejuvenation treatments, it's likely that minimally invasive treatments are at the top of your list of preferences. And while there are a number of invasive procedures that turn in excellent results, DOT therapy is a minimally-invasive and FDA approved procedure for skin rejuvenation that can offer you the same, if not even better, results. And if you're looking to specifically treat more delicate areas of your body, then DOT therapy is a shoo-in for your go-to skin rejuvenation treatment this winter. More invasive procedures might be too intense if your goal is to treat the delicate skin around your eyes or on your neck. They may also result in extended downtime after your procedure is over. But with DOT therapy, you can treat those areas with minimal downtime afterwards.

Customizable Treatment Settings

When you invest in cosmetic dermatology services, customization is one of the most important features to look for. The more you can customize a treatment for your skin, the better your results will be. Fortunately, one of the most advantageous parts of DOT therapy is the ability to customize each treatment for different skin types. In addition, further customization can be performed to correspond with the area of your body that's being treated. For example, if you're using your best moisturizer to heal the dry skin rash on your neck and decolletage to no avail this winter and you need serious skin rejuvenation, DOT therapy is an excellent option to consider for treatment.

Visible Results After a Few Short Treatments

When you invest in DOT therapy, you're getting a whole host of benefits along with it. Treatment sessions themselves only take about 20 minutes at a time, and you'll often see results after just two or three sessions. When you consider that altogether that's an hour or less of treatment time, the results are that much more worth it. Whether your goals are to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or to smooth out your skin texture, your results will be visible in a short period of time and they'll be stunning.


DOT therapy is one of the most advanced forms of skin rejuvenation available today. If you have questions or want to set up a consultation for this service, North Pacific Dermatology is ready to help.

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