DOT C02 Laser Therapy May 2010

Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center Introduces

New DOT C02 Laser Therapy – Eliminates Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Age Spots

And Improves Skin Tone

In Just 20 Minutes With Long-Lasting Results

Cincinnati, Ohio — May 13, 2010 — Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is the first medical facility in Greater Cincinnati to offer the SmartXide DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) CO2 laser. According to Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn, medical director, “DOT Therapy is now the leading micro-ablative approach to laser skin rejuvenation. CO2 laser technology has been the gold standard in skin resurfacing for over 15 years, but the DOT laser is dramatically different from the old CO2 in several ways.”

“First of all, the DOT technology and its sophisticated settings allow a physician a greater level of precision and control, so that we can treat and target specific problem areas such as crow’s feet, facial hyper pigmentation, or a “crepey” neck. Previous CO2 lasers required a physician to treat the entire surface of the skin, causing significantly more downtime and discomfort for the patient.”

“Secondly, DOT laser therapy requires minimal recovery time of only 3-5 days, versus weeks with the old CO2 Laser. Because the DOT laser leaves the skin around each of the perforations intact, it allows the epidermis to heal very rapidly from the edge of these very tiny holes, dramatically reducing patient downtime. The skin may appear moderately pink or red for a few days, resembling a minor sunburn. Most patients can be treated on a Thursday, and return to work the following Monday.”

He added, “Lastly, the SmartXide DOT laser can also be used to treat non-facial areas such as the neck and hands, and also treat any type of wrinkles or fine lines, acne scars, sun damage, warts, moles, and skin tags. Previous CO2 lasers were only used to treat the face.”

Mendelsohn added, “Noticeable results are seen in just one, painless 20-minute treatment, as the DOT literally takes years off the face by regenerating the epidermis. The laser actually creates thousands of microscopic holes (DOT’s) in the patient’s skin, which induces skin tightening and stimulates new collagen growth. Patients are often amazed at how tight their skin feels immediately after the procedure.”

In summary, there are many substantial benefits to the DOT Therapy procedure over other CO2 laser resurfacing treatments:
  • Minimal recovery time (only 3-5 days) versus weeks
  • Rapid healing of skin due to DOT pattern versus “blasting away” of skin
  • Adjustable settings for customized treatment of targeted problem areas
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No bleeding
  • Can treat all areas of the body versus the face only (eyelids, neck, hands)
  • No adverse reactions or side effects

Cost is anticipated to run between $600.00-$900.00, depending on which areas are being treated.

Dr. Jon E. Mendelsohn is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial & Reconstructive Surgery and also the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. He serves as the medical director of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center’s new, state-of-the-art facilities located in the Rookwood Tower in Hyde Park, and also in Dayton at Transforming Techniques, conveniently located on Far Hills Avenue in the Royal Swiss Village Complex. For more information, call

513-351-FACE or visit