The clinical versatility of the DioLite 532 laser allows successful treatment of a variety of vascular and pigmented skin lesions. The Diolite laser delivers an intense beam of light to the skin, targeting either oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) or melanin/pigment (black or brown pigment found in the skin).
You will be placed in a reclined position, depending on the location of treatment. The doctor will use a pencil thin handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion. In most cases, anesthesia is not required.
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 skin discoloration or bruised appearance to the treated skin.
Postoperative care is minimal. Your doctor may ask you to use an anti-bacterial 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 redness evident at the treatment area.
What types of lesions can be treated with the Diolite laser?
The following is a list of commonly found lesions or conditions that can be treated with this laser.
Abnormal dilation of the capillary vessels and arterioles commonly present on the nose, face or legs.
A benign lesion composed of blood vessels or lymphatic vessels.
• Spider Veins
Small vessels found on the legs (laser best when used on veins measuring less than 0.7 mm in diameter).
• Port Wine Stains
Reddish-purple superficial hemangiomas that commonly occur as birthmarks.
Red facial lesions around the nose and cheeks causing sunburn look.
Slightly elevated pigmented spots found on the back and hands.
• Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra (DPN)
Small, black flat or raised lesion seen primarily on Asian and African nationalities.
Small, tan to brown spots that can arise on the skin surface or mucous membrane. Usually present on skin that has received excessive sun exposure.