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Wrinkles, crow’s feet, smile lines, sagging lids; they can surround your eyes and can make you look your age, or even older.

Luckily today’s best technology and the skills of Dr. Vassiliou are available are ready to create a personalized and effective treatment solution to improve your eyes without surgery.

One powerful tool that is available at Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic is the Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing with Dermal Optical Thermolysis Therapy using the Smartxide DOT CO2 laser system. This effective technology uses delicate lasers and achieves noticeable results in just a few treatments.

By combining procedures, Dr. Vassiliou can target your problem areas and improve your look.

Whether it’s using the technology to relax facial muscles around the eyes, erase sun damage under the eyes, or treating crow’s feet, we have the solution and the best technology at our fingertips to produce a result that will make you like what you see in the mirror.

More About Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment with DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) Therapy is the newest addition to the services we offer at our clinic, and you can get 10% of the procedure if you book now at (613) 667-9455 or by email!

According to Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, phD, assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine, “the emergence of ablative fractional CO2 is one of the most important advances in laser and light-based aesthetic medicine since traditional CO2 laser resurfacing. It is the culmination of more than 15 years of clinical experience and research.”

Our CO2 laser device is a revolutionary new laser that combines the long standing effectiveness of the CO2 laser with fractional technology to deliver a gentle yet powerful nonsurgical treatment that safely revitalizes the skin. It can resurface the skin as well as rejuvenate collagen production in a uniform and homogenous treatment.

About the procedure
The procedure is performed at the Dermaworks clinic. A topical anesthetic can be applied beforehand to ease discomfort. The area to be treated is defined and then cleaned with alcohol (males patients may need to have the area shaved). After the skin has dried completely, the area is exposed to the mobile and compact CO2 laser device, which operates on 110 volts.


The intensity of the laser, pulse width, and the spacing of fractional beams may be adjusted according to the type of problem and patient. It may even be customized to make it more compatible to a patient’s lifestyle. For example, if a patient is able to reserve some time for recovery, the intensity of the laser may be increased to achieve more dramatic results in a single session. For those with a hectic schedule, “lunch hour” treatments can be milder. Intensity may also vary in a single session, increasing aggressiveness in areas that require deeper correction. Needless to say, the more aggressive a procedure is, the longer the recovery.