The KTP laser is designed to specifically target superficial blood vessels and dark spots that are located on the skin. This laser device offers safe, quick, and effective results with minimal associated downtime. Side effects are limited to mild pain, redness, swelling, and rarely blistering and lightening of the surrounding skin. This laser can only be used in individuals with lighter skin types in order to prevent the risk of skin hypo/depigmentation.
Overall, the KTP 532nm Diode laser is a great device for those looking to get rid of blood vessels, redness, and dark spots on the skin.
Paul M. Graham, D.O. (Founder/Editor-in-chief) founded Dimensional Dermatology in May 2016 with the vision to provide concise, easy to read, up-to-date dermatology and aesthetic medicine information to patients, medical staff, providers, and the general public. Dr. Graham is currently completing his training as a cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellow in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the McDaniel Laser and Cosmetic Center. He completed his dermatology training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and was a clinical instructor at Michigan State University. He received his B.S. degree as Summa Cum Laude at Old Dominion University, his D.O. degree as Cum Laude at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida as chief intern, and completed his dermatology residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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2 thoughts on “Video: KTP Laser Procedure”
Very cool. Do you perform whole face procedures and if so how long does it take?
The KTP is typically used for spot treatment of blood vessels and dark spots, which typically takes 5-10 mins. If diffuse redness is present, the full face can be done but would take close to 20-30mins and this modality is not ideal. I’d recommend the IPL if full face treatment is requested. Thanks for the question.