What should patients expect?
Treatment may vary, depending upon patient characteristics and the area being treated. Eyewear is placed to protect the eyes. A hand piece is used to direct the laser beam to the specific area. There can be some redness which usually goes away in two to three hours and edema, if any, may last one to two days. Final treatment results should be evident within 20-30 days for vascular lesions and 10-21 days for pigmented lesions. Results for acne vary. Sunscreen must be worn after the treatment.