Windsor Clinic +44 (0) 1753 668878
Cardiff Clinic +44 (0) 2920 782628
CO2 Fractional Laser ReSurfacing – SmartXide DOT Therapy
Micro-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation
Fractional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) LASER is one of the most advanced procedures in the world of non-surgical treatments for skin rejuvenation. It can be safely used on all skin types, targeting water in the skin at it’s specific wavelength (10,600nm).
DOT stands for Dermal Optical Thermolysis which refers to the thousands of tiny columns of vaporized skin, surrounded by untreated skin to aid healing time and reduce complications.
The laser beam created from a CO2 system is a purified “collimated and coherent” beam which can be focused precisely on the desired target. It removed other wavelenths of light to leave only the 10.6nm wavelength beam, this targets human tissue as it interacts with water, as opposed to any specific colour as for example with hair removal/vein/tattoo treatment.
Fine & Deep Wrinkles
Upper Lip Lines
Neck, Chest Rejuvenation
Is CO2 different to other Fractional Laser sources?
Yes. There are many forms of “fractional” laser available, including the brand named “Fraxel”. It can be confusing to clearly understand which lasers are truly fractional, and also ablative. Deka’s SmartXide is famous for it’s versatility in the treatment protocols given the vast range of settings i.e. Spot Size, Spot Shape, Density, Pulse Duration, Smart Stacking option, Energy Level, as well as the pattern of treatment with the Smart Track setting. This gives over 1.5 millions possible combinations achieveable with the HiScan hand piece, permitting total personalisation of the procedure.
CO2 LASER goes deeper than other ablative lasers such as Erbium. This gives better results for deeper lines and scars, as well as creating a greater tightening effect with the SmartPulse heating of the skin. Superficial treatments at a depth of 40-50 micrometres can be achieved, as well as a deeper penetration to the papillary and reticular dermis if required.
What are the payment options?We accept cash and all major credit cards, including American Express. We do not except bank transfers or cheques unfortunately.
Is there parking at the clinic?There is available parking at both our clinics. The Windsor clinic has a limited number of spaces in front of the clinic, and further street parking. The Cardiff clinic has on street parking. Once you know where we are, finding a space to park is rarely an issue.
Who we share your data withWe will not release your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so (please see below). You may request details of personal information, which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Wellfield Skin Clinic.
How long we retain your dataPersonal information data is held for 10 years. If you leave a comment on thwe site, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your dataIf you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your dataVisitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your dataAll paper records are kept in locked filing cabinets. Electronic information including photos are stored on electronic devices protected by passwords.
What data breach procedures we have in placeAlthough rare, situations may arise that require confidentiality to be breached. These include times when there is a risk to an individual, employee or public or when it is against the law to withhold the information. In these circumstances information may be divulged to external agencies e.g. police, social services.
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