Head to Toe Vein treatments and procedures at Reston Virginia Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Wellness Center.
VBEAM | BEFORE & AFTERS
WHAT IS VBEAM LASER?
VBeam is most commonly used to treat rosacea, but it can also treat pigmented scars, spider veins, broken capillaries, new stretch marks, birthmarks, hyperpigmentation, newly formed stretch marks, and other forms of red, brown, or purple facial pigmentation.
Pulsed dye lasers like Vbeam are so gentle that they’ve been used for decades to remove red birthmarks like port-wine stains on infants and small children with fair to medium skin tones.
WHAT TECHNOLOGY IS USED FOR VBEAM LASER?
Vbeam is the one of the most advanced pulsed dye lasers (PDL). The Candela Vbeam produces an intense, but gentle, burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your spider veins, without damaging the surrounding tissue. After laser treatment the surrounding tissue is left intact. The Vbeam can also treat rosacea, leg veins, scars, warts, stretch marks, hemangiomas, and red birthmarks. It does so quickly and conveniently with virtually no pain. To learn more about Candela VBeam click the link below: http://syneron-candela.com/na/product/vbeam-perfecta
IS VBEAM RIGHT FOR ME?
The Candela Vbeam is gentle but effective on light skin hence, it is not recommended for patients who are darkly pigmented. Because of the increase in skin pigment the laser will be less effective on damaging the blood vessels of the spider veins or other vascular lesions to be treated.
The depth of penetration of the Candela Vbeam is limited to vessels about 1.5mm in depth. Therefore, vessels deeper than this may not respond to the therapy. Additionally, blue vessels may not respond as well as red ones.It is the best treatment option for rosacea with results lasting 3- 5 years. Improvement can be seen immediately after treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Without being evaluated it is difficult to determine how many treatments are needed. However, for enlarged blood vessels and redness (Rosacea) 2-4 treatments with VBeam spaced a month apart will improve the condition. Typically, this redness can return over time and additional treatments might be needed.
HOW MUCH DOES VBEAM TREATMENT COST?
The cost starts at $550 and up per treatment. (There are a variety of factors that determine the overall price).
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT?
Before Vbeam treatment, it is recommended that patients avoid:
- Sun Exposure.
- Use of products that cause photosensitivity.
The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) which is built into the laser system, delivers a short burst or spray of cryogen just prior to the laser pulse being delivered. The DCD has been instrumental in reducing pain associated with treatment, as well as reducing the possibility of blister/scab formation. In some instances, a topical cream anesthetic or local injection can be used if requested. The feeling of a laser pulse has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or a slight stinging sensation.
Following laser treatment, the area may continue to sting slightly or feel warm like a sunburn. If a large area is to be treated, anesthesia may be used. Applying ice packs post-operatively can alleviate any discomfort experienced during the procedure.
IS IT SAFE?
With any laser therapy, there is a possibility of adverse effects. The following are adverse effects that may occur with the Candela Vbeam. The treated area may be hyperpigmented or appear darker after the bruising/red discoloration heals. Normal skin color usually returns within 6 months after laser therapy. Scarring is a risk with the use of any laser. The Candela Vbeam has had no reported incidence of scarring. If the post-treatment skin care instructions are not followed, this can increase the chance of scarring. 3. The treated area may show a slight depression after the laser treatments. This depression usually resolves within a few months.
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