The pulsed dye laser was designed to rid patients of benign vascular lesions.
Pulsed dye laser(flash lamp pumped)
The laser delivers an intense but gentle burst of yellow light to the skin. The light is specifically absorbed by the blood vessels in the dermis. These blood vessels are coagulated and then reabsorbed by the body during the natural healing process.
Yes, In fact, pulsed dye laser treatment is so safe that it has been used successfully for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The epidermis is protected during the treatment by Candela’s unique dynamic cooling method, DCDTM, which sprays a cooling mist onto the skin before each laser pulse, increasing the patient’s comfort.
Side effects may include purpura( a laser bruise), redness and swelling in the treated area. These are transient and usually do not last more than a few days.Permanent side effects such as scarring are rare.
The laser treatment will include the following:
Some patients may feel a slight discomfort associated with the laser pulse. This feeling has been described by patients as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort is minimized by Candela’s Dynamic Cooling Device, In addition, for some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your physician.
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout the course of the treatment. A sunblock (SPF 30 or above) should be used. The post treatment care needed depends on what lesion was treated. Be sure to discuss this with your physician before treatment.
At Present there is only one PDL System available in whole South India ie., at Dr. Thaj Laser Skin-Hair Clinic(LSHC) Coimbatore.
Depending on the size and location of the lesions each treatment usually takes about few minutes to 30 minutes. Some lesions will fade completely after a single treatment, but some lesions may require multiple sittings. Treatment are spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.
Pulse Dye Laser (PDL) is considered as gold standard for the treatment of Vascular lesions with 15 years of use and 300 plus published papers.
PDL at (LSCH) is approved by FDA (USA) for all the lesions listed above.