V beam is perfect for the treatment of vascular, pigmented and certain non-pigmented lesions with a low incidence of side effects such as: Acne Scars, Rosacea, Port wine stains, Facial and leg telangiectasias, Angiomas, Hemangiomas, Poikiloderma of Civatte, Venous lakes and Warts.
How it works?
V beam is a Pulsed Dye Laser that delivers an intense but gentle burst of light into selectively targeted areas of the skin. The light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas in the dermis depending on the condition being treated. Factors such as the age, color and type of lesions, as well as the location on the body, all determine whether lesions can be removed.
What is the procedure fro being treated with a Pulse Dye Laser?
Your practitioner will ensure you are as comfortable as possible; most patients are reclined or lying down depending on the area being treated. Both the patient and the practitioner will be wearing protective eyewear. When treatment begins, the laser will be calibrated and parameters will be set based on the specific condition being treated, each condition and each individual is unique and these settings maximize the results you will see following treatment.
Does it hurt?
No anesthetics are required, but they may be used. The feeling most patients report is a warming or tingling sensation during treatment. The skin being treated is additionally protected by a cooling system, DCD, which delivers a cooling mist onto the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases comfort during treatment, as well as protects the skin to minimize side effects like redness.
How soon will I see results of my treament?
Most patients notice beneficial results right away, and often times feel a firming or tightening of the treated area. The results of laser therapy vary depending on the condition that is being treated and the number of treatments required for clearance.
What are the Side Effects of Treatment?
Some patients experience redness or mild swelling in the treated area immediately following treatment, but these side effects usually resolve in a few hours. Occasionally purpura, a laser bruise, may occur. Purpura is transient and usually disappears in three to five days.
Are there any special precautions I need to take before or after treatment?
It is recommended to avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatment to maximize results. A sunblock of SPF 30 or higher should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care guidelines depend on the condition treated, and should be discussed with your practitioner.