The Diolite laser is a 532nm wavelength laser that is used to treat blood vessels of the face (telangiectasias) and superficial spider veins on the legs. The Diolite also removes cherry spots from the cheeks, neck and arms. This is one of Dr. Oleszek’s favorite lasers, “I can see immediate disappearing of facial and nose blood vessels.”
Hemoglobin in the blood vessel absorbs the laser’s energy and this heats up the vessel, which causes thermocoagulation (clogging) of the blood, leading to fibrosis of the vessel and eventual resorption.
What should a patient expect during and after treatment?
Dr. Oleszek will use a pencil thin hand-piece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion. In most cases, anesthesia is not required.
Some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation during the treatment followed by some redness which usually goes away in 2-4 hours. Some swelling may also be experienced and may last 1-2 days. There will not be any purple skin discoloration or bruised appearance to the treated skin.