VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser
How It Works
The VBeam Pulse Dye Laser emits pulses of yellow light which are specifically absorbed by red blood cells, heating up the blood vessels in the dermis and causing them to be destroyed.
What Problems It Corrects
Our VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser is most often used to treat spider veins and vascular birthmarks. It can be used to treat any red lesion that is caused by surface capillaries in the facial skin.
How It Feels
A dynamic cooling device is used to spray on a coolant before the area is treated with the laser. This numbs the area to make it a very pleasant experience.
How Long It Takes
It all depends on the size of the area to be treated. A treatment session can last anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
How Many Sessions Are Recommended
This all depends on the lesion we are treating. Spider veins usually require only 1 treatment session. Vascular birthmarks like port-wine stains will require 2 to 3 treatment sessions depending on the thickness of the lesion.
What To Expect After Treatment
Because the laser is destroying blood vessels, you can expect to have a bruise which can take 10 days to 2 weeks to resolve. During that period of time, you can apply makeup to hide the discoloration. There is no post-laser treatment pain, but you may experience mild soreness.