Would it be a good idea to use the DOT CO2 laser on the legs for wrinkles/lines?

Hi Dr. Irwin.. I'm now 40 years old. I had written a long time ago about DOT Therapy. Also I know there are different machines out there-which ones the best? Do you suggest having it done on the thighs and lower legs for crepiness/skin lines? I have tried everything other then lasers. I'm extremely embarassed of the way my legs look. I had a test spot done but not sure if one time testing will actually show me any difference. What's your thought and do you know of a good doctor in the Thousand Oaks/Los Angeles area that is reasonable. Thank you - thank you....i am so thankful for your input-

This is a tough one because the answer to this really isn’t known.  I think there are a LOT of women (include me on this one) who would love to get rid of the sun damage, and some of that crepiness and sagging that come with it, on the legs.  LADIES  – use that sunscreen on your legs to prevent it!

I agree with you that a small test area on the leg isn’t going to give you an answer.  I think we’ll have an answer to this in the next few years but we just don’t know yet.  I’d hate to see you waste a lot of money.  I plan on personally testing it on myself this winter so I’ll let you know the outcome in the spring. Here is my list to regional doctors to help you find a great dermatologist in Southern California.   Dr. I

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