One week since pulse dye laser and my nose is a mess. Thoughts?

I had pdl for few broken caps on my nose a week ago and now I have little capilaries everywhere and my nose looks red all over. Will this get better on its own? I'n afraid more laser will make it even worse.

Doctor Answers 4

PDL and IPL Limelight for facial and nose blushing

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I would use a combination of PDL and Limelight IPL to get different caliber blood vessels that are causing your ruber. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

PDL and redness

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Hard to give advice without a background. Need to know the settings, your skin type, meds, background hx of rosacea? If it is only a week, give it another one week to settle. 90% of the time PDL is very effective. If not, consider 532 as a tracing laser or the long pulse 1064. The use of anti-inflammatory abs such as Doxy can reduce redness..All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Recovery on nose after PDL treatment

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It is not unusual for the redness on the nose from capillaries to temporarily discolor after a PDL treatment.  This normally will improve over time but it can take 6-8 weeks to get a better idea of the result.  In most cases, if there is some redness remaining, subsequent treatments lead to improvement in results.    

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

V beam or pulsed dye on nose and now nose is a mess; try yellow laser or IPL

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I suggest you see an expert for evaluation, consider yellow laser or IPL in future if pulsed dye didnt help.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

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