Vbeam is a type of Pulsed Dye Laser. This laser is very safe and effective and is often used to calm down redness, rosacea, and to get rid of broken capillaries and red spots. Less commonly, it may be used to treat veins, stretch marks, warts and brown spots.
The treatments are quick and simple, typically with only mild discomfort. Depending on the condition being treated, multiple sessions may be required. After each treatment, you may have some redness and feel like you have a slight sunburn for a few hours. Occasionally, patients may experience bruising from the treatment. It is important to protect your skin from the sun for a few weeks after the treatment. An SPF of 30 or higher should be worn on a daily basis and reapplied every 2-3 hours until you have fully healed.
What Conditions Can Pulsed Dye Laser Treat?
The pulsed dye laser is particularly effective for the correction of the following conditions:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Visible veins and broken capillaries
- Acne scarring
- Port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks
- Stretch marks
What Areas Can Pulsed Dye Laser Treat?
The face is the most commonly-known treatment area for pulsed dye laser treatment. However, this laser technology can address a variety of concerns in areas including the neck, chest, arms, hands, back, and legs. If you have the abovementioned conditions and would like to learn how you can eliminate them, contact us. Your consultation does not obligate you to treatment. It gives you the opportunity to explore treatment options that enable you to look and feel your best.
Is V-Beam Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Safe?
Laser technologies have been widely used since the 1980s. Since the time of early treatments, protocols and technologies have been refined time and time again. Today, pulsed dye laser treatments are so safe that they are performed on infants and young children as well as older adults. Pulsed dye laser devices often feature built-in safety mechanisms that prevent overheating of the skin, maximizing tissue preservation without minimizing results.
Does Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Hurt?
Our team will take precautionary measures to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your laser treatment. The procedure does not require anesthetics in most cases. The most commonly expressed sensations include tingling and warming. Many pulsed dye laser devices feature some type of dynamic cooling method, a built-in comfort device that works by delivering a cool mist or cool burst of air to the skin. This not only supports comfort but may also decrease the intensity of post-treatment warming and redness.
Are there any Special Precautions I need to Take Before or After My V-Beam Treatment?
As we do, we know you want your pulsed dye laser treatment to be as comfortable and effective as possible. To achieve this, your provider may advise you to avoid direct sun exposure starting a few weeks before your procedure. If you're scheduled for multiple pulsed dye laser treatments, it's important to maintain optimal sun protection throughout your course of treatment. You can go about your days normally but should be very mindful about wearing SPF 30, broad-spectrum sunscreen every day. Depending on your treatment plan, your provider may make other recommendations that will support optimal results with minimal side effects.
Are the results of Pulse Dye Laser Treatment Permanent?
The permanence of any procedure depends on too many factors to predict. There may be some aspects of your pulse dye laser treatment that remain consistent over time, such as the removal of specific spots. However, you must also take into account the factors that can diminish your results over time. Aging is one of them. That is out of your control. Sun damage is another. With adequate use of broad-spectrum sunscreen, that factor can be mitigated. When you visit us for your laser treatment, we can discuss the various ways in which you can support long-lasting benefits.