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.

Do I need to shave before diode laser?

It’s best to shave the day before your session to prevent heat injury if the treated hair shaft comes into contact with the skin. This process helps the laser energy directly reach the follicle.

How long do diode lasers last?

A diode laser can produce long-lasting results when you follow your dermatologist’s detailed aftercare instructions. You may need a package of treatments for best results, so make sure to attend all recommended appointments.

Is diode laser good for dark skin?

The diode laser is a rare laser platform that can be used on dark skin types. You’ll review your goals for treatment with your dermatologist during consultation to select the right technology for you.

Does diode laser hurt?

This depends on your unique tolerance, but most patients experience only minor discomfort during treatment. We can supply a topical numbing cream if needed.