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The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program not only have the expertise to help improve the health and appearance of your skin, they are leading the development of new technologies and techniques not yet available at other centers.
Years of experience using pulsed dye laser treatments safely and effectively.
Expertise using pulsed dye lasers to treat facial redness and acne rosacea.
Fast treatment with minimal pain and downtime.
Treatment available in a comfortable, private, easy to reach setting.
What Is Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment?
Pulsed dye lasers may be used to treat several skin conditions.
Facial redness Facial redness can be caused by broken blood vessels from sun damage and aging, rosacea, seborrhea (a skin problem commonly seen as red and white scales, with an itchy rash, on the face), and acne. Facial redness also can develop with age or be a hereditary condition.
Acne rosacea Rosacea is a common condition seen most frequently as facial redness. However, it can spread elsewhere, too, and cause other problems.
Port wine stains Port wine stains (also known as nevus flammeus) are generally harmless birthmarks that appear on the face, neck, scalp, arms, or legs. Over time, they often get darker and can make people self-conscious. Port wine stains near the eyes also can be signs of other medical conditions.
Hemangiomas A hemangioma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of blood vessels that often forms a red mark. A hemangioma generally grows for a time then gets smaller without the need for treatment. A hemangioma can form on the surface of skin or right under the surface (called subcutaneous).
Hypertrophic scars A hypertrophic scar results from excess collagen, often forming at the site of cuts, burns, pimples, and piercings.
Keloids A keloid is extra scar tissue that forms at the site of an injury.
Telangiectasia This condition causes blood vessels to form small red or purple clusters, often called spider veins.
Pulsed dye laser treatment can be effective for a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea, facial redness, port wine stains, hemangiomas, hypertrophic scars, keloids, and telangiectasis.
The doctors on our Dermatologic Surgery team are experts in using the most advanced pulsed dye laser technology. We have helped refine the most sophisticated procedures to make them as effective and safe as possible for our patients.
Most patients see results immediately, and the treatment is safe for all skin types.
You may feel a warming or tingling sensation during treatment. After treatment, the feeling may be like a mild, temporary sunburn.