What is a Pulsed Dye Laser?
The pulsed dye laser uses a concentrated beam of light that targets blood vessels in the skin. This light heats the blood vessels, destroying them while leaving surround tissue undamaged. Pulsed dye laser treatments deliver dramatic results with less discomfort and a shorter recovery time than other treatments, making it a popular treatment option.
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Who is a Good Candidate?
Patients living with the following skin conditions can often benefit from pulsed dye laser treatments:
- Port wines stains
- Facial Veins
- Red scars
- Red Stretchmarks
During your consultation, it is important to discuss certain skin disorders, medications, history of scarring and skin trauma, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as these factors could affect outcomes.
How it Treatment Done?
Pulsed dye laser treatments are performed during an outpatient visit. No anesthesia is required. The pulsed dye laser will emit a strong burst of light into the targeted area which is absorbed by blood vessels or pigmentation. Most patients describe the treatment as having a tingling or warming sensation. A cooling mist will be delivered while the pulsed light is emitted to ensure your comfort.
Most patients will require a series of treatments to achieve their desired outcome. A consultation with Dr. Baird can help to determine the number of treatments needed for your individual case.
Pulsed Dye Laser Recovery
There are very few side-effects associated with pulsed dye laser treatments. Some patients may experience mild bruising, which will resolve quickly. Applying a moisturizer such as Vaseline 2-3 times a day can help to protect the skin during healing. Makeup can be worn two days after treatment. It is advised that patients wear sun protection when outside to diminish the chance of changes in pigmentation.
Patients in the Farmington Hills area who are unhappy with the appearance of red, blotchy skin can benefit from pulsed dye laser treatments! Contact our office today to start your journey towards clearer skin!