The Pulsed Dye Laser, or PDL uses a concentrated beam of light that targets blood vessels in the skin. The light is converted into heat, destroying the blood vessel while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. The laser uses yellow light, which is very safe and does not result in any long-term skin damage.
How does Pulsed Dye Laser work?
The light is converted into heat, destroying the blood vessel while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. The laser uses yellow light, which is very safe and does not result in any long-term skin damage. PDL treatments usually take only a few minutes, require no anesthesia and are performed during an outpatient clinic visit.
What can Pulsed Dye Laser treat?
Patients with port wine stains, hemangiomas and extensive rosacea may need more treatments. Improving the appearance of red scars, hypertrophic scars or keloids may take a variable number of treatments.
- Facial Redness
- Facial Vines and Broken Capillaries
- Port Wine Stains
- Stretch Marks
What is a Pulsed Dye Laser session like?
PDL treatments are very quick, requiring only a topical numbing cream. In addition before each laser pulse, cold air is produced by the machine furthering reducing any discomfort a patient may feel. Most patients usually need between 1-3 treatments.
Get Pulse Dye Laser (PDL) treatment at Cedar Rapids, Iowa
This Forefront Dermatology clinic, is led by board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Thomas Pietras, Dr. Ashlynne Clark, Dr. Matthew Landherr, Dr. Paul Fenton and Dr. Sarah Gross, offering Pulse Dye Laser (PDL) treatment to the residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Call (319) 366-3600 or fill out the consult form to request your appointment today.