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V-Beam Pulsed Dye Laser

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UPMC's Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center’s V-Beam laser, also known as a pulsed dye laser (PDL), treats:

How it Works

The PDL delivers an intense, yet gentle, burst of light into targeted areas of the skin, and the light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigmented areas in the dermis.  

This causes damage to the lining of the target blood vessel without damaging the surrounding tissues and skin. Your body absorbs the damaged blood vessels, and the flow of blood is re-directed into deeper vessels.

The length and number of treatments you will need depend on the size of the area being treated and the severity of your condition.

Side Effects

Rare side effects of V-Beam laser treatment may include redness and swelling in the treated area.

These typically only occur with aggressive treatments and usually do not last more than a few days.

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