Trust the Vbeam Perfecta to safely and effectively remove discolorations, including rosacea, sun spots, age spots, freckles, as well as other vascular and pigmentation abnormalities such as poikiloderma, port wine stains, facial veins and leg veins. In addition, the Vbeam Perfecta is proven to treat scars, stretch marks, warts and psoriasis. The Vbeam uses Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) technology to deliver an intense but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of the skin. There it’s absorbed by the blood vessels or melanin pigmented areas, safely treating the condition. Most patients notice results right away, and it’s safe for all skin types.
What is the Vbeam treatment like?
Most patients are reclining or lying down, depending on the area being treated. The laser will be calibrated and parameters set based on the specific condition being treated. Patients often report a warming or tingling sensation during the treatment, although anesthetics are usually not required.
Are the treatments painful?
Most patients report a sensation similar to mild sunburn after the treatment. During the treatment, skin receives additional protection through the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which delivers a cooling burst of cryogen before the laser pulse is delivered. The DCD increases comfort during treatment and minimizes side effects such as redness.
Is PDL treatment safe, and are there any side effects?
Yes, PDL treatments have been used since the 1980s for the treatment of port wine stains in infants and young children. The DCD goes a long way toward ensuring both the patient’s comfort and the protection of the treated skin. Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, but it usually goes away in a few hours. Occasionally a laser bruise called purpura may occur; this usually disappears in three to five days.
Are PDL treatments permanent?
Permanency depends on several factors, including the condition being treated and the patient’s lifestyle. Sun spots, for example, may return if the patient continues to spend time in the sun without protection. Talk with your practitioner about your goals and expectation for treatment.
What precautions should I take before or after treatment?
Avoid sun exposure before and throughout treatments; SPF 30 or higher sunblock should be worn daily during this time. Post treatment care varies depending on condition and should be discussed with your practitioner. Is Vbeam PDL treatment covered by insurance? Most insurance carriers do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such as hemangiomas or port wine stains, and some will cover psoriasis and rosacea. Please consult your insurance carrier for details.
How much do treatments cost?
Cost depends on the condition and size of the area being treated. Discuss your personal needs with us to learn more.