Prior to Your Pulsed-Dye Laser Skin Therapy Procedure

You will want to shave the treatment area a day in advance to minimize any discomfort, and you should avoid intense sun exposure or tanning.

Your Pulsed-Dye Laser Skin Therapy Procedure

A small area can be treated in minutes, and even large areas rarely take more than an hour.  If necessary, the treatment area will be shaved (you can also shave it yourself prior to arrival). The esthetician will provide you with eye protection, and your Pulsed-Dye treatment in Bellevue will begin. Pain is minimal. You will feel a sensation like a small rubber band being snapped against your skin, followed by a gentle, warm sensation.

After Your Pulsed-Dye Laser Skin Therapy Procedure

Your skin will likely feel slightly swollen and appear somewhat red or pink (much like a sunburn). Your esthetician can provide you with gels or creams to aid in your recovery, but most symptoms will resolve within 1-3 days, at which point most patients are able to resume normal activities, including wearing makeup. You should avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning and use sunscreen throughout the duration of your treatment.