What Is The Pulsed Dye Laser?

Facial redness, brown spots, and other types of blemishes can be an embarrassing problem that affects the way you interact in your relationships and with the world around you. Fortunately, non-invasive Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) is now available as a treatment option to help you feel comfortable in your own skin once again.

How Does It Work?

PDL works by using concentrated bursts of light that target blood vessels and pigmentation in the skin. The light is converted into heat energy that leaves surrounding tissue unharmed while gently targeting blood vessels. These cells are damaged and metabolized by the body over time. It is one of the most effective treatments for various skin disorders characterized by red discoloration.

Am I A Good Candidate?

If you have red discoloration on parts of your face or suffer from conditions like rosacea, you may be able to benefit from PDL. Treatments can also address scars, stretch marks, and dynamic wrinkles on a wide variety of skin tones. Consultation required prior to treatment.

How Long Does Treatment Take?*

Treatments can be as short as just a few minutes but you should arrive early for the application of a topical numbing cream beforehand. Patients typically need 1-3 treatments to see an optimal outcome. However, severe conditions like extensive rosacea and hemangiomas may need more sessions.

What Results Will I See?*

Patients can expect to see some results immediately following a treatment session, with the appearance of redness and scarring becoming less prominent. Gradual improvement will continue with each follow-up session until desired results are achieved.

Is There Any Downtime?

PDL treatments are a safe, effective, and comfortable way to improve your complexion. In addition to short treatment times, Pulsed Dye Lasers involve no downtime. As long as you maintain a regular moisturizing routine, you’re free to go about your day-to-day activities throughout the healing process.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Interested in this procedure? Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at The Skin Care Center will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (773) 296-3636.

The Skin Care Center conveniently serves the entire Chicago Metro Area with locations in Chicago, Lake Forest, and Glenview.

*Individual Results May Vary*