The board-certified dermatologists at Dermatology Affiliates offer Pulsed Dye Laser therapy on patients in Atlanta and Marietta, GA including the areas of Buckhead, Midtown, and East Cobb, who suffer from dermatologic issues such as port wine stains, facial spider veins and other noticeable blemishes that do not respond to other laser treatments.
What is Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy?
The Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) is a cosmetic dermatological laser treatment that uses a specific wavelength of light which targets prominent blemishes such as red spots caused by broken blood vessels at the skin’s surface and port wine stains. The laser therapy greatly diminishes and even removes these imperfections to reveal a smooth, even complexion. PDL treatments are performed by a physician or trained clinician.
How Does Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy Work?
With the Pulsed Dye Laser or PDL, a concentrated beam of light is directed at blood vessels in the skin that create prominent marks. As the light hits the targeted areas, it converts to heat and destroys the blood vessel while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. The light is safe and causes no long-term skin damage. To protect the eyes during the procedure, dark glasses are provided and worn by each patient.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With PDL?
PDL is most safe for lighter skin types and effective in treating red spots, facial spider veins, some birthmarks including port wine stains, some scars, and small cherry angiomas. In addition, PDL is also used in skin rejuvenation treatments, removing some types of warts, and treating severe acne.
Does PDL Treatment Cause Any Pain?
PDL treatments are performed with patients in a comfortable, relaxed position. Some experience a mild stinging sensation when undergoing PDL treatment that is easily tolerated.
How Long Do PDL Treatments Take?
PDL treatments are very quick, generally taking just a few minutes, although the length of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated. Additionally, depending on the extent of the targeted area, several sessions may be necessary.
Are the Results of Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Permanent?
Whether the results of PDL treatment are permanent vary on the condition being treated, and in some cases, lifestyle factors including sun exposure, smoking, and other influences may also affect long-term results. Before you have PDL treatment, discuss your goals and expectations with us.
Will I Need To Follow A Special Skin Care Regimen After Receiving This Treatment?
After receiving PDL treatment, there is no special skin care required; however, it is recommended that you take care of your skin by following a daily skin regimen, using sunscreen with at least SPF 30, and applying quality moisturizers.
How Much Does Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy Cost?
The cost for PDL Therapy depends on the condition to be treated and the extent of the treatments. During a consultation with one of our dermatologists, we discuss the cost as well as our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards as payment. At Dermatology Affiliates, our staff works with each patient to provide customized treatments for patients in Atlanta and Marietta, GA including those designed to treat chronic skin diseases. Our board-certified dermatologists use the most advanced procedures and treatments to achieve the best results possible. Please contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our Dermatology Affiliates offices.