Dana Point Dermatology
Dermatologists located in Dana Point, CA
From birthmarks to pigmented skin, the pulsed dye laser is an advanced aesthetic tool that can diminish the appearance of many common skin concerns. The experienced team at Dana Point Dermatology, including Jessica Goerig, MS, PA-C, and board-certified dermatologist Ryan Goerig, MD, offers pulsed dye laser treatments at their Dana Point, California, office. For a consultation, contact the office by phone or online today.
Pulsed Dye Laser Q & A
What is a pulsed dye laser?
A pulsed dye laser is a special laser tool that uses an organic dye mixed with a solvent that sends fast pulses of light to your skin to get the desired results.
When directed at a specific area, the heat energy produced by the laser targets and destroys the skin cells without affecting the tissue underneath.
Am I a good candidate for pulsed dye laser treatment?
The aesthetic specialists at Dana Point Dermatology determine if you’re a good candidate for pulsed dye laser treatment during a consultation. The advanced versatile laser tool is used to treat many common skin concerns, including:
- Port wine stains
- Spider veins
- Raised scars
- Acne scars
- Burn scars
The team may also use the pulsed dye laser as a treatment for your warts.
When used for aesthetic purposes, the team may combine your pulsed dye laser treatment with other cosmetic treatments so you get the most dramatic results.
What can I expect during pulsed dye laser treatment?
The team at Dana Point Dermatology performs your pulsed dye laser treatment at their oceanfront office. Before treatment begins, your clinician provides you with protective eyewear that you must wear throughout the entire procedure.
If needed, your clinician may apply a topical anesthetic before starting your laser treatment. Then, your clinician applies the laser wand to the treatment area.
You may feel a snapping sensation as the pulsed energy targets your skin. Treatment time varies depending on the size of the area undergoing laser therapy. You may be given an ice pack to cool the treatment area after your session. If needed, your clinician may cover your skin with a bandage.
After your laser therapy, the team recommends you cover your skin to protect it from the sun as it heals. Sun exposure too soon after your treatment may cause hyperpigmentation of your skin in the treatment area.
To get the best results, the team at Dana Point Dermatology may recommend a series of treatments set at one-month intervals. The number of sessions you need depends on the reason for your treatment.
For a consultation with the skin care experts to learn more about pulsed dye laser treatment, call Dana Point Dermatology or use the online booking button to request an appointment.