Pulsed Dye Laser

Pulsed Dye Laser treatments utilize a laser that uses a liquid dye to target hemoglobin.  By targeting hemoglobin, the heat is transferred from the laser to the blood vessels allowing them to be destroyed.  The goal of this laser is to remove blood vessels from the face. (Read historical information on “Dye Lasers”)


Jennifer J. Janiga, MD, FAAD -- Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments

Pulsed Dye Skin Laser


What type of laser is the Pulse Dye Laser?

A Pulse Dye Laser, or Pulsed Dye Laser, is one that uses a liquid dye to target the hemoglobin in your blood. By targeting hemoglobin with a Pulse Dye Laser, the heat is transferred from the laser to the blood vessels allowing them to be destroyed. The goal of this laser is to remove blood vessels from the skin.

What can I expect during treatment with the Pulse Dye Laser?

You will sign consent for the laser procedure and receive post laser instructions. Topical numbing medication is not usually required for this laser. It feels like a quick burst of heat during treatment.

How long does the Pulse Dye Laser therapy take in your Reno offices?

Pulse Dye Laser of the facial area takes 15-30 minutes depending on the number and thickness of the blood vessels to treat.

What can I expect after the treatment with the Pulse Dye Laser?

After treatment with the Pulse Dye Laser most people do not experience any pain or discomfort. There is usually some redness and swelling for 1-6 hours after treatment. Bruising is rare, but is possible with this laser.

What is the downtime with Pulse Dye Laser?

Most patients can return to work the next day.

Pulse Dye Laser Treatments in Reno/Tahoe

For more information about the Pulse Dye Laser or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga in our Reno Dermatology/Cosmetic Surgery offices, please send us an email inquiry or call 775-398-4600.

 


Jennifer J. Janiga, MD, FAAD

Dr. Janiga enjoys taking care of both adults and children. Her extensive training and years of experience in medical dermatology, lasers, and cosmetic procedures allows her to treat her patients with the comprehensive attention they deserve.

Dr. Janiga listens attentively to what patients have to say, and works with them in planning the right course of action on an individual basis. Honest talk, humility and a fresh perspective paired with years of experience and education all contribute to the effectiveness of her straightforward care.