What is Diode?

Diode laser treatment uses laser light beams to target areas of hyperpigmentation or vascular blemishes. The laser works by heating the melanin or blood vessels causing the blemish to create controlled damage to the area. Surrounding tissue is left unharmed during the process due to the precision of the diode lasers. Diode laser therapy can be used to improve some of the following skin concerns:

  • Acne scarring
  • Varicose veins
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea

While targeting the cause of skin imperfections, the diode lasers can also promote new collagen production for stronger, smoother skin.

What to Expect During Diode Therapy

During diode laser therapy, the appropriate laser will be used for your skin concerns. Eye protection will be required when diode lasers are directed at the face. A certified dermatologist or aesthetician will direct the laser light beams at damaged areas.

Results and Recovery

After treatment, patients might experience redness and swelling. Over the next few days to weeks, the treated areas will naturally be removed to reveal new, improved skin. Patients with vascular veins can notice vessels greatly reduced in size for improved pigmentation. New skin may appear pink at first and be extra sensitive, so a daily sunscreen should be used. Multiple treatments may be needed for optimal results.

To start your treatment with diode laser therapy, contact Seattle Skin & Laser for a consultation.