Cosmetic Procedures

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Traditional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Traditional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing is a treatment for reducing deeper facial wrinkles, age spots, scarring and skin irregularities. Laser Skin Resurfacing removes skin very precisely with short, concentrated pulsating beams of energy, layer by layer, resulting in fresher younger-looking skin. Traditional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing requires more healing time than DOT Laser Skin Resurfacing. Laser Skin Resurfacing is a procedure to remove excess wrinkles, crow’s feet, lip lines, or sun-damaged skin. Laser Resurfacing can dramatically reduce or remove wrinkles, making you look years younger. However, it will not remove excess skin, jowls, puffy lower eyelids or neck wattles.

This laser system is often used to treat deeper sun damage, for skin resurfacing, and for other endoscopic or incisional methods of medical procedures. The DEKA CO2 laser has a computer pattern generator, which allows Dr. Sawisch great precision and flexibility to treat certain areas lightly and other areas more deeply. The system’s capability to quickly deliver up to 30 Watts in one pulse allows for powerful single-pulse ablation. This type of high-energy pulse makes the system the cleanest and most powerful CO2 surgical laser system available today. When the pulse power is combined with the independent adjustment of energy density and operating speed, the surgeon is given precise control of the laser.

The CO2 laser system has the greatest depth of treatment for resurfacing of deep mouth lines, lip lines, and sun damaged facial skin. It also has the longest healing times, approximately 2-4 weeks. Although side effects are uncommon, you should review these with Dr. Sawisch during your Laser Consultation. Keep in mind, this is one of the more powerful laser systems, and pinkness of the skin during the healing phase can persist for several months. Patients should avoid the sun for 3 to 6 months and use a sunscreen thereafter.

DOT CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

DOT Laser Skin Resurfacing reverses the appearance of aged or sun damaged skin, softens minor wrinkles and fine lines, reduces skin blemishes, and tightens and smoothes the face with minimal down-time.

The use of DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) is a fresh new way to transform skin and enhance its overall appearance. DOT Therapy can reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize acne scars. Because DOT Therapy delivers the desired outcome with minimal downtime of only 1 week, it is replacing traditional CO2 laser skin resurfacing as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate signs of photo damage.

  • Reverse the appearance of aged and sun damaged skin
  • Improve texture and firmness
  • Smooth wrinkles and lines
  • Reduce the appearance of acne and other scars
  • Renew your skin

*Please note all Before & After photography participants are actual patients of Dr. Todd Sawisch. The above photography reflects actual results with no digital alteration or photographic enhancement. Participating patients of Dr Todd Sawisch have given permission and granted use of their images and likeness for this purpose.