Pulsed dye lasers are used to lighten or remove unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin. Laserderm uses the Candela ‘V Beam’ Perfecta Laser.


Treats a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Pigmented Lesions (Freckles, Sun spots, Age Spots & Birthmarks)
  • Vascular lesions such as Port Wine Stains
  • Facial Veins
  • Leg Veins
  • Hemangiomas & Angiomas
  • Rosacea (facial redness)
  • Poikiloderma of Civatte (red necks)
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Venous Lakes (blueish nodule)
  • Warts
  • Psoriasis
  • Rejuvenation
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • How does it work?

    Pulsed Dye Lasers use an intense beam of light to target the affected area causing the red blood cells within the vessel to heat up. This injures the blood vessel wall causing the vessel to close down. The laser’s energy is delivered in short, adjustable pulses minimizing the risk of bruising or other problems.

  • When will I see results?

    Results vary depending on which condition is being treated. While some areas respond with just one treatment, others may require multiple treatments over several visits. When multiple treatments are required, significant improvement should be noted with each visit.

  • What is the recovery time?

    There is no recovery time or anaesthesia required post treatment. Patients can come in for treatment and resume normal activities when their treatment is done.  For more intense conditions like Birthmarks (Port Wine Stains) – a topical anaesthetic may be required to minimize discomfort.

  • What are the risks or side effects?

    All procedures carry some degree of risk and minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.