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Pulsed Dye Laser

Overview:

Pulsed dye lasers have been used for many years for vascular birthmarks, angiomas, and enlarged capillaries (telangiectasias), and present an extremely effective, safe, non-scarring treatment. The newest pulsed dye lasers are equipped to prevent bruising, thereby minimizing downtime for most cosmetic treatments. Some birthmarks, however, are still treated with bruising settings.

Expected results:

Removal of unsightly vascular structures and redness.

Pretreatment:

Sunscreen, sun avoidance. In addition, for the treatment of facial blood vessels in rosacea, avoidance of alcohol for 2 weeks prior and 4 weeks after the procedure is recommended.

Post treatment instructions:

Sun avoidance for 3 months. Vigorous use of sunscreens. Avoidance of alcohol for 4 weeks with treatment of facial blood vessels in rosacea. The night following the treatment avoid sleeping face down to minimize swelling.

Time to desired results:

Flat angiomas typically respond to a single treatment. Thick angiomas require more than 1 treatment. Facial veins including those in rosacea as well as leg veins require 2-4 treatments. Birthmarks (strawberry hemangiomas, Port Wine Stains) require many treatments. Treatments can be rendered 4-6 weeks apart.

Duration of desired effects:

Most angiomas will be corrected permanently. In few instances, the body will form new vessels after 5-10 years. Such conditions include rosacea, genetically determined spider veins and blood vessels in certain connective tissue disorders. Port Wine Stains may stay away for life if treated in infancy. Those treated in adulthood may require periodic maintenance treatments.

Contraindications:

History of bleeding or clotting disorder, diabetes, certain auto-immune conditions.

Downtime:

Redness for 1-2 days, swelling for up to seven days, possible bruising for up to fourteen days (treatment of angiomas, birthmarks, and larger facial blood vessels), bruising for up to three months (leg veins).

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PATIENT RATINGS

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Overall doctor performance

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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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What WE DID WELL

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They were the first attentive people in the medical field I've encountered in a while. Quick and EFFICIENT visit- I appreciated everything!!!!!

#12019-06-14

The reassurance that my concerns were addressed.

#22010-11-09 11:24:08

The ample amount of time that the dr spent talking to me

#32019-08-07

I was very pleased with the service that was provided during my visit. No waiting, excellent service, thorough exam. Overall, it was a pleasure - not usually the case with most doctor's visits these days!

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The information provided by the physician was very helpful and useful. I would gladly do what she recommended.

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#62020-02-10

on a very short notice was able to squeeze in an appointment for my daughter...thank you

#72019-05-28

I didn't feel rushed and felt like I was really listened to and taken seriously. I didn't feel like someone was just throwing ointments at me to get me out the door. I really appreciate the care I received here. Thank you.

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Efficiency

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Everything

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It's a little warm in the office.

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Can't think of a thing. I was very impressed.

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Being able to get an appointment at the time of the outbreak.

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Appointments available on shorter notice

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Everything was great!

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