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Dye VL – Pigmented & Vascular Lesion Treatments

Our Dye VL module uses AFT (advanced florescence technology) exclusive to Alma lasers. It is an advance system of intense pulsed light (IPL) that is safe enough for use on all areas of the body and can successfully be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Melasma
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Facial spider veins
  • Hemangioma
  • Port wine stains

How does it work?

Dye VL uses light energy to target chromophores. These are the molecules that give a lesion its color. In vascular lesions this is the hemoglobin. In pigmented lesions it is melanin. These chromophores absorb the wavelengths of light causing the molecule to heat and break down. AFT uses a special filtering system to convert previously unusable short wavelength light into a part of the usable spectrum. The result is a uniform light pulse and more predictable treatment to achieve desired results.

What to expect during treatment

Sessions typically last about 30 minutes, but this may vary depending on the size of the area being treated. There will be little or no pain associated with your Dye VL treatment and numbing is not required.

The area will be cleansed to remove lotions, cosmetics or perfumes and appropriate eye protection is necessary. An ultrasound gel is applied which will feel cool while the handpiece delivers precise pulses of light to the targeted area. After treatment a sunscreen is applied and patients can return to their normal activities.

Areas of pigmentation will become darker post treatment, but then the spots will begin to clear leaving a more even skin tone. On average 3-5 treatments are needed to achieve desired results.

Getting started with the Harmony XL Pro laser treatments in Boise

To learn more about Dye VL laser skin rejuvenation or other skin care options please contact our office to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation with one of our Advanced Certified Estheticians. Years of board certified plastic surgery experience, top-level training, and life-enriching results are just a short drive away with Boise’s own Jonathan Kramer, M.D.

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