IPL / DyeVL Treatment

Pricing : $250 (Small region) and  $375 Full Face / session

Procedure Time : 15 – 30 min 

Recovery Time : Generally None

Sessions Required : 3 – 6 Sessions

DyeVL is a next generation intense pulsed light treatment  – a hybrid technology that offers of the best of Pulsed Dye Laser technology while minimizing the side-effects and discomfort. Unlike traditional IPLs it offers a proprietary in motion technique to maximize comfort and prevent bruising. It has excellent efficacy at treating red spots, erythema / redness, veins and brown spots and skin texture changes.

  • Rosacea
  • Redness and Flushing
  • Mild vascular lesions
  • Discolourations – Flat Lentigo and other brown spots
  • Flat angioma / telangiectasia
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Bruising after botox, dermal filler or other procedure treatments

DyeVL uses Advanced Fluorescence Technology™, (AFT) – a technology developed to benefit the most important person in the treatment room – YOU the patient.

With AFT, every pulse generates a uniform energy density, eliminating the peaks and valleys from traditional IPL machines that can cause pain and adverse events. Furthermore its proprietary IN-Motion™ technology further reduces the discomfort and shortens treatment times without sacrificing results.

To find out if you are a good candidate for Pixel Erbium Laser treatment, we recommend a consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic dermatologists at Derma Skin Institute

Before the treatment your skin will be cleansed and cooled. We will place goggles on your eyes to protect them from the bright lights of the treatment. We will then apply a thin layer of ultrasound jelly to help dissipate the energy and the heat. . There is no need for Numbing cream as the procedure is very well tolerated and feels like mild heat. For certain areas (like the nose) and based on the severity of your condition, we may need to use the pulse / stamping mode. This may feel like a traditional IPL with a sensation that resembles a flick of a rubber band.

After the treatment you may have slight redness and swelling generally for 30-60 minutes. Rarely some patients have an allergy to lights that may be uncovered during the treatment. If this is the case the swelling and redness may persist for a few days. In most cases this is mild and should not affect your day to day function and activities.


With repeated DyeVL treatment your overall skin health, texture, colour, redness and glow will improve. For the vast majority of patients flushing, acne, and skin sensitivity will also improve.

3-6 sessions every 3-6 weeks depending on the process being treated.

1 session every 3-6 months to maintain the results are recommended.

Prices start at $375 / session, though packages can be purchased to lower the per treatment price.

The most commonly combined treatment is the Long Pulsed ND YAG treatment also known as ClearVein. It is used for visible and thicker ropey veins or for severe disease.

For those looking to explore treatment of photodamage, age related skin changes we may recommend this treatment before or after other energy devices like Erbium YAG with Fractional CO2 or Radiofrequency treatments (VShape, Pixel or Morpheus) as these will affect the deeper layers of the skin and target deeper wrinkles, laxity and mild volume loss by producing elastin and even more collagen. If your skin is sensitive it may make sense to pre-treat with DyeVL prior to ablative laser treatments as it will make those treatments more comfortable.

DyeVL will have no effect on previous or concurrent treatments with Soft Tissue Fillers (juvederm, restylane, belotero, radiesse or sculptra), Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), Non surgical jaw, neck and face lift (accutite) and can be done before, during or after these treatments.