What are Pulsed Dye Lasers?
Vascular lesions can be troublesome. Depending on their location and size, each lesion can represent a different set of challenges, and many patients are bothered by their appearance. Considering the prevalence of such lesions, occurring in as many as 40% of all children, safe and effective treatment is a priority, and Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology is among the very best. Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser in particular, has earned an overwhelmingly positive reputation for both results and comfort. The only PDL with a dynamic cooling device, Vbeam delivers a cooling burst of cryogen to help keep the skin cool and protected during the laser treatment. In addition to vascular lesions such as hemangiomas and port wine stains, PDL technology is also suitable for treatment of telangiectasia, warts, scars, rosacea, and other discolorations.
What are the Benefits of Pulsed Dye Lasers?
· Results are typically noticeable within weeks and continue to improve over the course of multiple treatments
· Treatments may take as little as 10 minutes depending on the size and area to be treated
· Results for conditions treated with the Pulsed Dye Laser are usually permanent
· Side effects are typically mild and usually resolve within a week. These may include temporary bruising, redness, swelling, and mild discomfort. More serious side effects are rare when performed by an experienced physician. Your provider will discuss these further in your visit.
Learn More about Pulsed Dye Lasers
If you are bothered by discolorations from sun damage or conditions such as rosacea, port wine stains, or hemangiomas, Pulsed Dye Laser should be considered as an option for laser skin care in Lafayette. As is the case with all aesthetic lasers, this treatment should be administered by a board-certified dermatologist. Schedule a consultation and treatment with one of our own Baton Rouge dermatologists or Lafayette dermatologists to determine your own eligibility for PDL.