For wart removal, we use the Pulse Dye Laser (PDL). The Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) is a type of medical laser that emits short bursts of high-energy light at a specific wavelength. It is primarily used in dermatology for various skin-related conditions, including the removal of certain types of warts. The PDL's name comes from the dye solution used to generate the laser light's specific wavelength.
The PDL's short bursts of light minimize the heat buildup in the surrounding skin, reducing the risk of damaging healthy tissue. This selective targeting of blood vessels makes PDL particularly effective for treating warts with prominent vascular components.
Does it hurt?
While some individuals might experience a mild stinging or snapping sensation during PDL treatment, others might not find it painful at all.
What are the side effects?
The duration of side effects following pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment for wart removal can vary from person to person and depends on factors such as the individual's skin type, the size and location of the treated area, the aggressiveness of the treatment, and how well the post-treatment care instructions are followed. Here's a general timeline for how long you might expect the common side effects to last:
Redness: Redness is typically one of the earliest side effects and is commonly seen immediately after the procedure. It can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, gradually fading as the skin heals. For most people, redness should subside within a week.
Swelling: Swelling can also occur immediately after the procedure and generally peaks within the first 24 to 48 hours. It usually starts to diminish within a few days and should be mostly resolved within a week.