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How does Diolite Laser Work?
This Laser generates an intense beam of light which brings energy to a specific site through a hand piece connected to the laser console. The laser light is absorbedly oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact.
What conditions are treated with this laser?
What should a patient expect during and after treatment?
Treatments vary, depending on patient characteristics and the area being treated. You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of light. You will be placed in a reclined position, depending on the location of treatment. Dr. Pilest will use a "pencil thin" handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion. In most cases, anesthesia is not required, however topical anesthesia may be used prior the treatment. Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during the treatment followed by some redness which usually goes away in 2-4 hours. Some swelling may also be experienced and may last 1-2 days. There will not be any purple discoloration or bruised appearance to the treated skin.
Postoperative care is minimal. Dr Pilest will ask you to use an antibacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time and will suggest that you stay out of the sun during the healing process. Final treatment results should be evident within 10-14 days after treatment for vascular lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for pigmented lesions. In the meantime, normal daily activities can be resumed with only a slight evident of the treatment area.
How will I know if this laser treatment is right for me?
Ask Dr. Pilest after a brief examination he can determine if this laser treatment is appropriate for you and since this treatment takes only a few minutes, Dr. Pilest is usually able to perform the procedure on your first appointment.