Pulsed Dye Laser

This laser uses various energy sources that all target hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells.  This is an excellent laser for the treatment of any problem that has to do with blood vessels.  Rosacea (facial redness and flushing), telangiectasia on the face and body (dilated blood vessels), cherry angiomas (small red skin spots), and red scars such as new surgical scars or stretch marks, can all be treated with this laser.

This laser targets structures below the skin’s surface, so there is no damage to the top layer of skin and therefore, very little downtime after treatment.  Because it does damage to the blood vessels, there can be some bruising after treatment, depending on how aggressive it is and the desired end result.  In most cases, a series of treatments is necessary to achieve full effect.