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KM Surgical & Dermatology Associates

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Pulsed Dye Laser

Vbeam® Perfecta Pulsed Dye laser (PDL) is a safe and effective laser to treat vascular and pigmentation abnormalities such as port wine stains and rosacea.

PDL treatments have been used since the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children.

Are the treatments painful?
Most patients feel a sensation similar to a mild sunburn after the treatment.  During the treatment the skin receives additional protection through the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which delivers a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse is delivered.  The DCD™ increases comfort during the treatment and minimises side effects such as redness.

The DCD™ goes a long way toward ensuring both the patient's comfort and the protection of the treated skin.  Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, occasionally a laser bruise called purpura may occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.

Vbeam® Perfecta treatments are done by Dr Ken Macdonald, dermatologist.

This page was last updated at 3:08PM on October 8, 2019.