IS THE VBEAM LASER SKIN TREATMENT SAFE?
It’s important to point out that the Vbeam treatment is very different from laser skin resurfacing procedures. The goal of traditional laser skin resurfacing is similar to chemical peels; to destroy old or dying skin cells, which stimulates the growth of healthy cells in the treatment site. The Vbeam laser treatment, on the other hand, does not have this effect on the skin and aims to preserve the surrounding tissues.
Laser skin treatments with the Vbeam device are very safe and pain-free. The applicator tip of this laser is equipped with special cooling technology, which delivers cooling spray moments before the actual laser bursts. This ensures that the surrounding tissues remain undamaged by the laser skin treatment, and that only the targeted blood vessels and skin cells with hyperpigmentation are affected.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING VBEAM TREATMENT
American Skin Institute providers always ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during a laser skin treatment. Most patients are reclined or are asked to lie down; depending on the area being treated. To protect your eyes, your American Skin Institute provider will provide you with safety eyewear that will neutralize any laser light and keep it from hitting your eyes.
When the laser skin treatment begins, the Vbeam device will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition being treated. Our providers take great care during this step, because each condition is unique, and by expertly calibrating the laser light wavelengths we can maximize positive results after treatment and reduce the number of follow up treatment sessions.
DOES VBEAM TREATMENT HURT?
The cooling bursts of the Vbeam laser ensure that the laser skin treatment session is virtually pain free. In fact, this laser is so gentle, that patients don’t even need a local anesthetic for treatment of sensitive areas
like the lips, and don’t experience any down-time after the procedure. And because treatment can be completed quickly, many American Skin Institute patients come to our Laser Center during their lunch break.
If you’re interested in addressing spider veins, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles with the Vbeam laser skin treatment, we currently offer fast appointments at our Laser Center in Sherman Oaks. Please give us a call, or fill out the contact form below!