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.
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:
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.
A Pulsed Dye Laser treatment is a quick and comfortable outpatient procedure. Dr. Fogleman and 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.
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 ten days 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.
To learn more about Pulsed Dye Laser treatments in Oklahoma City, contact Dr. Trent J. Fogleman and Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr. at 405-691-3111. Our office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport.
Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.