Vbeam can improve vascular skin conditions such as:
- Facial veins
- Red birthmarks
- Spider veins
how does it work?
The Vbeam is a pulsed dye laser that works by delivering rapid bursts of gentle light wavelengths to the skin. When the light hits the skin, it becomes converted into heat energy, which is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis, depending on the condition being treated. This can force the destruction of abnormal skin cells and blood vessels, which are then removed from the body by natural processes.
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.
how many treatments are needed?
Results are sometimes visible after one treatment, but for optimal improvement, we suggest a series 5-6 of treatments.
what areas can be treated?
does it hurt?
The cooling bursts of the Vbeam laser ensure that the laser skin treatment session is virtually pain free. In fact, patients don’t even need a local anesthetic for treatment of sensitive areas, the sensation is similar to the snapping a rubber band on your skin.
are there side effects?
You may experience mild redness for a few hours. Redness typically does not last longer than 24 hours.
Most patients resume normal daily activities immediately after their treatment. Sun avoidance is recommended.