Poikiloderma is a fairly stubborn condition. Because it can be caused by years of perisistent
sun damage, it takes more than a couple laser treatments to successfully treat it.
We use two types of lasers to treat
Poikiloderma - pulsed dye and q-switched lasers. Q-switched lasers are designed
to eliminate pigment such as freckles, sun spots, tattoos, birthmarks and other
dark coloration in the skin. Using this laser allows us to remove the pigmented
sun damage associated with Poikiloderma.
The pulsed dye laser is used in the treatment of Poikiloderma because it is attracted
to the hemoglobin in blood. The vascularity or redness associated with Poikiloderma
is actually many very tiny blood vessels that reside very near the surface of the
skin. The pulsed dye laser is used to heat and close these microscopic blood vessels
so that the skin does not apeear reddish after the treatments.
The two types of lasers used in the
poikiloderma treatment do feel a bit different, but in both cases, you may
feel heat, snapping and pricking sensations during treatment. The treatments normally
last between fifteen minutes and one hour. There is no down time for the procedure,
but there can be bruising caused by the pulse dye laser and the pigment associated
with the q-switched laser treatments may darken before it rises to the surface and
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Come to Celibre and discover what thousands of other Los Angeles and Orange County patients already
know. Laser Dermatology is a reliable, attainable and permanent. Look your best
Contact us today to schedule a FREE Poikiloderma consultation!