DOT CO2 Fractional Laser for Acne Scarring


DOT CO2 Fractional Laser for Acne Scarring

For some, acne is a distant yet annoying memory of adolescence. For others, the scars left behind make it a part of their everyday lives well beyond their teenage years. While makeup can work wonders, the idea of naturally radiant and glowing skin is closer to reality than it may seem. DOT CO2 Fractional Laser treatment is a safe and quick option for those looking to correct scars and resurface their skin into a significantly improved state.


DOT CO2 Laser Acne Scar Treatment Varies

Per the American Academy of Dermatology, “acne scars often become more noticeable (with age) because our skin loses collagen”. So, if you have noticed your scars becoming more prominent, you are not alone. DOT CO2 Fractional Laser treatment also helps diminish other signs of aging that can be seen with worsening acne scars, such as photo aging, age spots, and crow’s feet.

How Does It Work?

DOT Therapy works by harnessing the healing powers of your skin and using it to your advantage. A “dot” pattern is created with the laser, resulting in thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin. The area surrounding the perforations remains intact. This method allows your skin to heal from the edges of these “islands” created by the laser.

What can I expect?

The procedure requires no sedation and is minimally invasive. Relative downtime is also minimal, as healing occurs quickly. It is recommended that 5-7 days are set aside for skin to heal properly, which is less than that of traditional Fractional Laser treatments. For more aggressive treatment for skin with more sun damage, deeper wrinkles, and deeper scars it may be suggested to combine the laser treatment with a peel treatment. These treatments may require a bit more downtime but can be personally tailored to fit your needs. While results may be seen in as little as one treatment, our team will suggest an appropriate number of treatments needed to meet the expectations of your skin.


What else can DOT CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment do for my skin?

Fractional laser treatments are not just for acne scars. Treatment will also help with several other issues such as large pores, fine and deep lines around the mouth, and as mentioned before, other signs of aging. Results typically seen from laser treatments other than scar reduction are:

  • Smoother Skin Texture

  • Softer Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Tighter, Firmer Skin

  • Minimalized Pores

  • More Even Skin Tone

To see additional photos of actual DOT therapy patients from our clinic, click here. Please remember induvial results will vary. For results that are even more boosted, be sure to ask about PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma Plasmagenesis therapy in combination to Fractional Laser Treatments.

Dr. Naila Malik is the pioneer and founder of “PlasmaGenesis for skin and hair”, a unique set of treatments using the healing power of your own blood to regenerate healthy new tissue. With years of cosmetic experience under her belt, she can help you determine if DOT CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment is right for you. For more information, contact our office at 888-210-9693 or email for your consultation.