Pulsed Dye Laser treatments use a beam of highly concentrated light to target and remove the appearance of unwanted blood vessels in the skin. This type of laser offers a quick, convenient, and safe way to remove an assortment of unwanted skin markings and blemishes, leaving behind more evenly colored skin.
Candidates For Pulsed Dye Laser
Most healthy people who want to remove the appearance of blood vessels or other discolorations in the skin are strong candidates for treatment.
Pulsed Dye Laser treatments work especially well for treating:
- Port wine stains
- Red scars
- Hypertrophic scars
Before your Pulsed Dye Laser treatments, use sunblock diligently for at least one month, as recently tanned skin tends to block laser light more readily than untanned skin.
How Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments Work
Pulsed Dye Laser treatment is a quick and comfortable outpatient procedure. Dr. Benien will identify the targeted skin areas. Using a yellow beam of light, the laser focuses light energy on target areas. The light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the unwanted blood vessels. When the light turns to heat, the vessels are broken apart, leaving the surrounding skin and tissue mostly unaffected.
What Happens After Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment?
You should be able to return to full and regular activity immediately. The most common side effect is bruising, which should clear within the first week to week and a half following treatment. On rare occasions, individuals may experience some temporary pigmentary changes.
Skin moisturizers and sunblock can minimize bruising and pigment changes. For best results, a series of one to three treatments may be necessary, and in more extreme cases, Pulsed Dye Laser treatment may be used in conjuction with other forms of skin therapy.
Learn More About Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments In Oklahoma City
To learn more about Pulsed Dye Laser treatments in Oklahoma City, contact Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr. at 405-691-3111. Dr. Benien's office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport.