The diode laser is a very intense laser that has the ability to both treat vascular problems and pigment problems which include; unsightly spider veins or “broken blood vessels” of the face, rosacea, and people with age or “liver” spots of the face, hands, neck, or chest “V.”
“My skin has always been one of my best features—clear and smooth. When I started noticing tiny spider veins on my cheeks and nose it was very upsetting. The laser treatment took care of the problem quickly and easily.” —B.V. (age 49)
About the Procedure
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis usually without anesthesia, although for very sensitive areas and younger patients it can be used after topical anesthesia.
The laser has a very fine target and the individual vessels or pigmented spots need to be traced with the laser light. This results in high numbers of rapidly fired pulses.
There is minimal disturbance to the skin and rarely any recovery period, although swelling for a few hours or a day isn’t rare. Commonly, a touch-up procedure may be needed to treat the few areas that do not fully respond to the first treatment.
Patients who choose laser treatment can see permanent improvement or cure of the above conditions, with disappearance of the vascular or pigmented areas of concern.