The VBeam laser is ideal for blood-vessel related issues like red to pink skin of Rosacea and scars. The VBeam laser wavelength of the laser target Hemoglobin which is a protein found in blood. This allows the beam of the laser to pass through normal skin without hurting it and focus on the red parts.
What can be treated with VBeam Perfecta?
Various skin conditions can be treated such as rosacea, broken capillaries, red stretch marks, acne scarring, birthmarks, spider veins of the chest, and general redness on the face. When the blood vessels absorb the light emitted by the laser, the blood vessel and redness disappear.
Is VBeam Perfecta Painful and Safe?
The VBeam is a time-tested affective and safe laser. In fact, it is used to treat vascular birthmarks in infants. It feels like a rubber-band being snapped against the skin. Most people tolerate it without lidocaine cream, but you can always come in 30 minutes early to become numb with lidocaine cream if you prefer.
How Fast are the Results Visible
The VBeam destroys the blood vessels immediately which results in bruising. The bruising will take at least 1 week to resolve but maybe longer if the blood vessel is larger. Maximum benefits are greatest at 6-8weeks post treatment. It is very important to protect the skin from sun-exposure after having VBeam because UV-light (sun-light) stimulates and enhances blood vessels. If you cannot protect your skin from the sun, we do not advise getting the VBeam treatment done.
How Many Treatments do I Need for the Best Results?
Typically we recommend 3-6 VBeam laser treatments depending on the severity of your redness. Again the condition being treated determines how many treatments you will need.
What should I do before my Vbeam Perfecta Treatment?
To minimize bruising, we advise that you stop all blood thinners at least 5-days before your treatment. Do NOT stop a blood thinner is you have been directed by a physician to take a blood thinner after having had a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or if you have an irregular heart beat or artificial heart valves. Also, please stop over the counter pain medication and supplements that thin the blood. Pain medications to stop include Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil, Aspirin, Midol, etc. Nutritional supplements to stop include Vitamin E, Fish-oil, Gingko, Garlic, and Ginseng. You may resume these medications and supplements 2 days after the procedure.
What is Involved in the VBeam laser Treatment?
During the treatment, a laser goes over the skin’s surface emitting light that treats the condition. Depending on the severity of the condition, the laser is adjusted for the best results. Metal eye shields and goggles are used to protect the eyes during treatment.
If you suffer from red-prone skin, Rosacea, Acne, broken blood-vessels, red scars, or stretch-marks, the VBeam perfecta is a great option. Regardless of your skin-color the VBeam laser can help resolved redness. It’s an ideal choice for people who want to treat redness.