The Pulsed Dye Laser uses liquid dye to produce a yellow laser light. Delivered in short flashes, the light is absorbed by hemoglobin which is the substance that is responsible for all forms of abnormal facial redness. This laser is therefore meant to treat anything that is red. Since the surface of the skin is left undamaged, pulsed dye laser treatment is safe and requires no time for healing after treatment.
Additionally, when the pulsed dye laser machine discharges onto the skin surface, heat is produced within the skin’s deeper layers. This heat is effective at stimulating new collagen growth.
The Pulsed Dye Laser is one of our most highly effective Rosacea treatments; it is also used to repair sun damaged skin, as an acne laser treatment, as a varicose vein treatment, as a spider vein treatment, as a treatment for wrinkles, birthmarks, hemangiomas, and as a stretch mark laser treatment.
The Kopelson Clinic also uses the Pulsed Dye Laser for scars with dramatic results.
The Pulsed Dye Laser and the IPL machine are also used for photodynamic therapy, a dramatic rejuvenative technique that employs the use of a unique light sensitizing agent. Results approach those of dermabrasion or deep peeling without the associated risks and downtime.