Is this normal after pulse dye laser? (Photo)
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Port Wine Stain -- ProYellow Laser, Pulsed Dye/Vbeam, Excel V
This is hard to answer without a good physical exam. The PDL laser with wavelengths ~ 590 range targets the hemoglobin in the vessels. It burst the vessels and that is why you typically get the dark bruise that evolves through the typical stages of a bruise. It also applies a significant amount of heat to the epidermis so a coolant needs to be applied simultaneously. If there is no coolant the skin can be burned slightly.
The "dent" can be there from the peri-lesion swelling and/or epidermal damage. There are many options to treat it from a scar standpoint if it persist. I would see your surgeon ASAP to discuss.
Hope this helps.
Best of luck,
Recovery after pulsed dye laser
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