PDL, or Pulse Dye Laser is the gold standard for treatment of red or vascular lesions on the face and body commonly referred to as "broken blood vessels". PDL technology uses a a bright beam of light that is pulsed on the skin to selectively destroy the blood vessels in an unwanted lesion without damaging surrounding skin areas.
At MDA, we use the VBeam PDL by Candela to treat a variety of skin conditions such as rosacea and facial telangectasia, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, hemangiomas, port wine stain birthmarks, red hypertrophic scarring, blemishes left behind from acne, and newer stretch marks.
The VBeam laser can also be used to treat unwanted pigmentation caused by the natural aging of the skin and sun exposure such as freckles, melasma, or "sun spots" known as solar lentigines.
For the most procedures, this safe and highly effective treatment option has minimal discomfort and downtime. For many skin conditions, a significant improvement to the treated areas can be seen in as little as one treatment, with a series 3-6 treatments generally recommended for optimal results.