How does the DioLite laser work?
The light emitted by this laser(532nm)is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin (black or brown pigment in the skin) causing thermal damage and destruction of unwanted lesions while leaving healthy skin intact.
What are vascular and pigmented lesions?
Vascular lesions are a result of large or numerous blood vessels found directly under the skin so that they are visible or create redness of the skin. Spider veins are the most common vascular lesions. Pigmented lesions are a result of an abundance of melanin in the skin, which forms freckles, brown age spots, and moles.
What conditions are treated with the DioLite laser?
- Telangiectasia – facial spider veins
- Cherry Angiomas – slightly raised, red lesions
- Spider Angiomas – slightly raised, red spider like lesions
- Rosacea – red facial lesions causing a sunburned or flushed look
- Lentigines – flat, brown spots on the skin caused by frequent sun exposure
- Keratoses – slightly elevated pigmented spots
- Freckles – brownish spots on the skin
Does the treatment hurt?
While most tolerate the procedure well, there may be a slight stinging sensation during the treatment. A prescription for topical anesthetic is available if needed.
What occurs after the treatment?
There will be immediate redness and swelling in the area, which will subside shortly after treatment. Some may notice slight scabbing with pigmented lesions for 1-2 weeks. Normal activities may be resumed right away, although you may want to plan for work and social events accordingly. Final treatment results should be evident within 10-14 days for vascular lesions and 2-3 weeks for pigmented lesions.
How long does the treatment take?
Most treatments are performed in about 15 minutes. In some cases, a second treatment may be necessary. Rosacea and larger vascular lesions may require several treatments.