How does V-Beam Work?
V-Beam is a pulsed dye laser that safely and effectively treats discolorations including rosacea, surface and visible capillaries, vascular abnormalities such as poikiloderma, port wine stains, and facial veins. In addition, this laser can help treat redness in scars and stretch marks. The light emitted by the V-Beam is absorbed into the vascular lesion or red area and safely treats the condition. It is also incredibly effective in treating bruising; we offer all our patients free treatment with this laser if they experience any bruising following filler treatment or surgery.
Pulsed Dye Laser
Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) treatments have been safely used to treat benign facial redness due to dilated or excess blood vessels. The PDL uses a concentrated beam of light that targets blood vessels in the skin. The light is converted into heat, and destroys the blood vessel while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. This is one of the most effective treatments for various skin disorders characterized by red discoloration.
Some of the most common conditions the PDL can treat include:
• Facial Redness
• Facial Vines and Broken Capillaries
• Port Wine Stains
• Stretch Marks
How do pulsed dye laser treatments work?
The PDL delivers an intense, yet gentle, burst of light into targeted areas of the skin, and the light is absorbed by specific blood vessels or pigmented areas in the dermis. This causes damage to the lining of the target blood vessel without damaging the surrounding tissues and skin. The body absorbs the damaged blood vessels and the flow of blood is re-directed into deeper vessels. The length and number of treatments needed will depend on the size of the area being treated and the severity of the condition
How is the pulsed dye laser treatment performed?
PDL treatments usually take only a few minutes in our office. No anesthesia is required, only a topical numbing cream. A cold air device is used to keep discomfort minimal. Most patients usually need between 1-3 treatments. Patients with port wine stains, extensive rosacea, and hemangiomas may need more treatments. Improving the appearance of hypertrophic scars, red scars, or keloids may take a variable number of treatments.