VBeam Laser®

The Vbeam Laser® was created by Syneron Candela, one of the leaders in laser technology for skin care. The VBeam is an excellent laser choice for the treatment of broken capillaries, rosacea and red scars because the laser directly targets the oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels, without significantly affecting the surrounding healthy tissues. The treatment is very comfortable, with minimal downtime. Most patients return to normal social activities in less than 24 hours.

How the Vbeam Laser® Works

The Vbeam Laser® uses pulsed dye technology to deliver short bursts of energy into the skin. This energy is then absorbed by small blood vessels in the skin, causing their damage and eventual removal by the body’s lymphatic system. Over time, the body will break down the destroyed blood vessel and remove it from the body through natural processes.

What the Vbeam Laser® Treats

The Vbeam Laser® pulsed dye laser is a versatile device that was designed primarily for the treatment of cosmetic vascular issues. Some of the specific problems that can be treated with this device include:

  • Broken blood vessels
  • Rosacea
  • Spider veins
  • Vascular lesions
  • Scars

Does the Vbeam Laser® Hurt?

This device is equipped with cooling technology that provides a short burst of cold air to the skin moments before the laser beam is delivered, which significantly increases comfort during treatment. Treatments with the Vbeam Laser® are quite comfortable and patients usually do not require a numbing cream to undergo this procedure.

Typical Vbeam Laser® Treatment

During your Vbeam Laser® treatment appointment, the doctor will assess the treatment area to develop a customized treatment plan. Then, you will be provided with protective eyewear, and your provider will calibrate the device to your specific needs. The procedure will be performed by pressing the Vbeam Laser® handpiece against the skin, where the vascular or pigmented lesions are present. Then, your provider will activate the laser, which will deliver a very quick burst of energy. Multiple pulses of energy will be applied in the same fashion to cover the treatment area. The number of Vbeam Laser® treatment sessions will vary from patient to patient, based on the severity of the original skin issue. Further, some blood vessels may need to be treated several times, as the body’s immune response will attempt to re-open these vessels.

Vbeam Laser® Side Effects

Most patients report a sensation similar to a sunburn. There is slight soreness and some patients may experience very slight swelling. However, most patients are able to return to work immediately after the procedure, and can wear coverup to conceal any evidence of the procedure. To reduce the potential for side effects, it’s important to avoid sun exposure for approximately one week after the laser treatment, because your skin’s natural defenses against UV radiation will be temporarily weakened.

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