Understanding Our Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
New state-of-the-art lasers have revolutionized our approach to the treatment of a wide variety of skin disorders such as pigmentation, freckles, brown spots (often referred to as “age” or “liver” spots), and tattoos. Lasers are often the treatment of choice to remove “broken blood vessels”, rosacea, spider veins, leg veins, and port-wine stain birthmarks, as well as hypertrophic scars and stretch marks.
One of the biggest benefits of getting pulsed dye laser treatment (also called V-Beam treatment) is that it can precisely target specific skin cells. This efficiently gets rid of damaged areas while preserving adjacent healthy tissue at the same time. This is what makes it an ideal treatment for addressing the delicate regions of the face.
Ideal Candidates for Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment
Anyone who has the following conditions may be a good fit for a V-Beam treatment:
• Diffuse redness
• Port wine stains or birthmarks
• Facial spider veins
• Stretch marks
• Vascular lesions
Your Pulsed Dye Laser Consultation
Upon consultation, it will be determined whether V-Beam is right for you. This mostly depends on the results of a skin examination, along with your medical history, allergies, and any previous procedures.
You’ll also talk about factors such as the type, age, color, and location of your vascular lesion to find out whether it can be removed.
For most procedures, the discomfort is so minimal that no anesthesia or pain medication is needed. For some conditions, a topical anesthetic cream may be used before treatment.
ou may experience mild discomfort similar to being snapped by a rubber band. Treatment may require one, two, or more sessions, with each session taking between 15 and 30 minutes.
These lasers and light sources produce a bright beam of light to destroy the blood vessels that make up the vascular lesions or that are contained within the scar or stretch mark, without damaging the surrounding tissues.
The Recovery Process
Most treatments result in minimal redness, similar to the appearance of a slapped cheek, and last only hours. This allows most patients to return to work the day after treatment.
To lessen any skin discomfort after the treatment, you can use a mild soap, gently pat the surface to dry, and apply a soothing cream. Keep in mind that you must avoid using abrasive scrubs or cleansers that may irritate your skin. Also, consider using an SPF30 sunscreen to protect your skin after treatment.
Pulsed Dye Laser Cost
The cost of a pulsed dye laser procedure generally depends on the area being treated. Don’t forget to discuss price details with your doctor upon consultation.
Set Up Your Consultation
Dr. Iyengar is fellowship-trained, specifically in laser surgery by experts in the field. He adheres to the highest clinical and ethical standards and has extensive knowledge about the skin and experience in laser surgery. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.