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Diolite in Orange County, California

How Does the Diolite Laser Work?

This Laser generates an intense beam of light that brings energy to a specific site through a handpiece connected to the laser console. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black or brown pigment found in the skin). This heat absorption causes decomposition or destruction of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact. At Total Dermatology we strive to deliver the best treatments with Diolite Irvine has to offer.

*Individuals Results May Vary.

What Conditions are Treated With This Laser?

1. Vascular Lesions

  • Telangiectasias – Facial spider veins caused by a delation of capillary vessels or arterioles
  • Cherry Angiomas – Slightly raised, red lesions
  • Spider Angiomas – Slightly raised, red spider-like lesions

2. Pigmented Lesions

  • Lentingines – Flat, brown spots on the skin, present on skin with frequent sun exposure
  • Keratosis – Slightly elevated pigmented spots seen on face and back of hands
  • Freckles – Brownish spots on the skin, common on people with fair skin
  • Dermatosis Papulosis Nigra – Small black marks seen primarily on people of Asian or African descent

What Should I Expect During and After Treatment?

Treatments vary, depending on our Irvine Diolite patient characteristics and the area being treated. You will be asked to wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the intense beam of light. You will be placed in a reclined position, depending on the location of treatment. Dr. Pilest will use a “pencil-thin” handpiece to direct a beam of laser light to the lesion.

In most cases, anesthesia is not required; however, topical anesthesia may be used prior to the treatment. 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 discoloration or bruised appearance to the treated skin.

Post-operative care is minimal. Dr. Pilest will ask you to use an antibacterial ointment on the treated area for a short period of time and will suggest that you stay out of the sun during the healing process. Final treatment results should be evident within 10-14 days after treatment for vascular lesions and within 2-3 weeks after treatment for pigmented lesions. In the meantime, normal daily activities can be resumed with only slight evidence of the treatment area.



How Will I Know if This Laser Treatment is Right for Me?

After a brief examination Dr. Pilest can determine if this laser treatment is appropriate for you and since this treatment takes only a few minutes, he is usually able to perform the procedure on your first appointment.


We love our patients at Total Dermatology! Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences with Dr. Pilest and our team.

“The staff is amazing and sweet. Professional, kind, prompt, and the best service. I will only get my Juvederm and lip injections here!”

— Priscilla S.

“Dr. Pilest is the best injector in Orange County. Obviously, no one likes needles, but he makes getting a little botox painless. I make the drive all the way from L.A. just to see him and his amazing staff.”

— Kay S.

“I have been coming here for about 5-6 months and the service is amazing. All staff members are very welcoming. They have helped with my skin so much. I totally recommend them.”

— Victoria L.

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*Individual Results May Vary


Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule your consultation with Total Dermatology today!

When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.

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